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Thursday, November 21, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Stories tagged: snowshoeing

Want to snowshoe? Check out the library

Want to go snowshoeing? Well, then head to the library.

Ammi Midstokke: The gentle reminders of Mother Nature

I don’t always like going outside. Outside it is cold and wet. The snow, apparently here to stay this year, is deep and heavy.

Rich Landers: Hosted snowshoe treks perfect for groups of mixed abilities

People have all sorts of utilitarian or recreational reasons for going snowshoeing. In Vanessa Schmautz’s case, it was her 26th birthday.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018

One step at a time: A guide to snowshoeing across the region

Snowshoeing is the easiest winter sport to learn, but there are still some things you need to know. Holly Weiler, a hiking leader for the Spokane Mountaineers and the Washington …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018

Free snowshoeing, Nordic skiing at Schweitzer, 49 Degrees North Saturday

Winter Trails Day is being celebrated Saturday (Jan. 20) at Schweitzer Mountain with free access to the snowshoe and Nordic trails plus three free hosted hikes for newbies.

On first day of 2018 snowshoers treated to sun drenched views from Mount Spokane

For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.

One benefit of a nearly snowless December

The upside of little or no snow in mid-December?

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017

In brief: Spokane climbing nonprofit brings Reel Rock film to town

The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane climbing nonprofit, is hosting the screening of Reel Rock 12 on Wednesday.

Handy man on Mount Spokane: Can-do state park manager Steve Christensen retiring

For 17 years, Mount Spokane State Park has been blessed, according to numerous testimonials, with a manager who’s handled user issues and conflicts as deftly as he’s dealt with power …

Ice traps vehicle at Sherman Pass trailhead

On Sunday, a slick trap was waiting for unsuspecting backcountry snowshoers headed into the Sno-Park lot at the top of Sherman Pass, Washington’s highest highway pass for winter recreation.

Winter campers reset internal clocks lagging from darkness

According to a study published in “Current Biology” by the Sleep and Chronobiology Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, sleeping outside is a good way to reset your restless …

Winter fishing fix: Fly casters snowshoe into Henry’s Fork trout water

February can be a rough time for Inland Northwest fly fishers who don’t have tickets to sunny saltwater destinations.

Ammi Midstokke: The inheritance of wisdom

Sometime around 1984, my grandmother Beverly had her first heart attack. And as things went with Granny, she never did anything halfway. A team of surgeons rearranged her plumbing leaving …

Festival features outdoors films for entertainment and advocacy

John Latta has two ways of looking at the winter-themed eye candy coming to Spokane this week in the

In Brief: Nordic events at local venues

High-profile and low-key events will beckon heavier than usual activity at Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Nordic skiing areas this weekend. launches women into outdoor sports

While both genders are important components in most of the area’s outdoor clubs, several groups are geared specifically to linking women and girls to outdoor activities.

Snow caving practice hones winter survival skills

A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.

Out and about

Three popular annual events at Mount Spokane State Park for Nordic skiers and snowshoers are coming up in February.

Cascades ski patrol has been rescuing people since 1970s

About a decade ago in British Columbia, on Dylan Currie’s very first day of backcountry skiing, another group of skiers set off an avalanche from above that partially buried one …

Winter camping basics to help enjoy snow-covered landsacpes

Although snow camping draws on many of the same skills and knowledge as regular backpacking, venturing out for an overnight in the winter comes with some added challenges. Navigation, nutrition …

Alan Liere: Snowshoeing in practice not quite as shiny as theory

The only exercise I get in the winter when the weather is bad is shoveling snow, hauling wood and bird hunting. This winter there has been quite a lot of …

Mount Spokane hosts Nordic Winterfest activities

Cheap Nordic skiing lessons, an off-trail tour and the Donut Dash are featured attractions in the fourth annual Winterfest on Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Spokane State Park.

Webfooters go with the snow

Trails are handy for snowshoeing, but they’re not essential. Three or more feet of snow often covers brush an boulders to open bigfooter walking options in almost every direction.

Out & About: Guided snowshoe hikes offered in region

Guided snowshoeing hikes as close to town as Newman Lake and Mount Spokane and as far as Sherman Pass are being offered this season through Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.

Skishoeing: Hybrid skis inspired by ancient Asian hunters offer new approach to exploring winter

Short, fat skis with free-heel bindings and built-in climbing skins are luring a growing number of winter trekkers into a sport Nils Larsen calls “skishoeing.”

Wolf tracker uses Altai Skis for speed, mobility during surveys

Ray Robertson, who does wolf monitoring in the Okanogan County region, is among the growing number of wildlife professionals who are using Altai Skis in their work.

High Road: Sherman Pass is launch pad for winter backcountry recreation

The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But withing an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. …

Winter runner stays sane on snowshoes

Alyssa Shaw stood out like a rocket among nearly 300 women enjoying an invigorating snowshoe hike at the

Expert to detail snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane

Snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane State Park will be detailed by a local expert in a program at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Mountain Gear retail store, 2002 N. Division …

Out & About: Fly fishing school taught by cast of local talent

Our future would be brighter if a 401(k) had stock, bond or fund options as sound as the annual Beginners Fly Fishing School presented by the