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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

A busy season of trail work and maintenance is coming to a close in the Spokane area

A busy season of trail work and maintenance is winding to a close in the Spokane area.


Father-son duo bonds during Spokane Mountaineers Mountain School course

Snow camping. Not everyone’s ideal form of father-son bonding.


Event will explain connection between Dishman Hills, Spokane Mountaineers

Get caught up on what’s new in the Dishman Hills and learn some history on Tuesday.


Running twins race to the mountains after learning basics from Spokane Mountaineers

It started with a failure, a bit of boredom and some mountaineering skills.


100 years ago in Spokane: Group that became the Spokane Mountaineers organizes Labor Day hike

From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokane Walking Club had ambitious plans for Labor Day weekend. The members planned to hike 16 miles to the top of Mount Spokane …


Spokane Mountaineers celebrate a century of outdoor pursuits

The Spokane Mountaineers have changed since the group was founded 100 years ago as the Spokane Walking Club by five women librarians. What motivates people to join the club has …


Spokane Mountaineers celebrate centennial with 100 miler in Pasayten

A 100-mile backpacking trip is a good start for sizing up a wilderness area as well as understanding what makes a century-old outdoors club tick. The Spokane Mountaineers, celebrating their …


EWU professor dies in climbing accident

Anna Dvorak didn’t like to waste time. By age 28, the former professional mountain biker had a doctorate in geography and a tenure-track job at Eastern Washington University. Her free …


Top of the world: Spokane Mountaineers club prepares climbers to reach for the sky

It would be easy to overlook the achievement of the Spokane Mountaineers marching 43 climbers to the icy 11,453-foot summit of Mount Athabasca in the Canadian Rockies last weekend. As …


Out & About: Spokane Mountaineers’ centennial celebrated with 100 hikes program

OUTBACK – The Spokane Mountaineers are planning a series of events this year to celebrate the club’s centennial, including a free program, The Making of 100 Hikes, starting at 7 …


Landers: Volunteers serve as unheralded heroes of our trails

With little fanfare this season, volunteers packing saws, brush cutters and Pulaskis made our piece of heaven a better place. The trails they built or maintained in county conservation areas, …


Succumb to the summit in crag culture

It’s one of the few sports where the opposition is older than mankind itself. Eons older. Its language is as universal now as it was when it began, before speech …


Landers: Senior climbers help make history

Two Spokane Mountaineers have lofty senior status for their role in taking a couple of upstart climbers under their wings 50 years ago and launching them toward the top of …


Backpacker graduates with flying bear bag

This is the last in a series of four stories from a fledging backpacker’s perspective as he learns what it takes to be a mountaineer. I hope backpacking class isn’t …


With new gear, a backpacker is born

This is the second in a series of stories from a fledging backpacker’s perspective as he learns what it takes to be a mountaineer. Two days after breaking the bank …


Out & About: Spectacle bluegills released in Sprague Lake

OUTFISH – Sprague Lake recently received a plant of about 2,000 adult bluegills netted from Spectacle Lake in Okanogan County. Marc Divens, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department warmwater fisheries biologist, …


Local trail angel: Holly Weiler walks the talk

Holly Weiler, 34, has a trail addiction. If she’s not hiking, running, pedaling or skiing trails, she’s building or maintaining them. Her enthusiasm extends to collecting pulaskis and other trail …


Local Trail Angel: Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith, 64, takes as much pride in the region’s public lands as he does in his Hayden-area backyard. During the Spokane Mountaineers’ Wednesday evening hikes he’s led for 15 …


Minnehaha great place to hike, learn rock climbing techniques

Joy Clark, 6, made her way down the side of the rock face, rappelling slowly in spots and quicker in others. When she got closer to the ground, she slipped, …


Out & About: Sign-up deadline looms for Kid Fishing event

OUTFISH – April 20 is the deadline to sign up kids ages 5-14 for the May 5 Kid Fishing event at Clear Lake. Up to 950 youths will be preassigned …


Out & About: Clubs teach classes in backpacking, fly fishing

Backpacking and fly-fishing schools conducted each year in Spokane have a common advantage: Both schools are organized by active clubs that continue to nurture their students long after they “graduate.” …


Conservation groups negotiating corridor through Dishman Hills

A Spokane conservation group that’s worked since 1966 to acquire and protect the 530-acre Dishman Hills Natural Area and related wild lands in Spokane Valley is trying to piece together …


Big Rock climbers’ paradise won’t be paved, but …

After years of negotiations, Spokane’s conservation community rejoiced in 2009 when the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association acquired 80 acres known as the Rocks of Sharon from private investors. The …


Mountain bikers carve out time to slow down, improve skills

We learn to ride bicycles as kids. But we never quite finish learning to ride mountain bikes. Fat-tire models are another breed that constantly steer their riders into terrain that …


Out & About: Fishing 101 class offered

OUTDO – Recognizing that entering the sport of fishing is difficult without the mentoring of friends or family, a five-hour Fishing 101 class for adults is being organized by the …


Proposed ski area expansion has plenty of opponents

Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park could get a definitive answer this spring on a long-standing effort to expand operations into pristine terrain on the mountain. The ski area wants …


State maps out future for Mount Spokane

Mount Spokane State Park’s future is mapped after the Washington Parks and Recreation Commission adopted a master plan Thursday for the oldest and largest state park. The 20-year plan includes …


Spokane climbers raise money for heart conditions

Kathy Engh believes sometimes you find something you’re just meant to do. For her, that’s mountain climbing. “I took a class with Spokane Mountaineers last year,” she said. “I just …


Mountaineers put muscle, love into clubhouses

In 1939 the outdoors club Spokane Mountaineers bought 40 acres on Mount Spokane, leading to construction of a present day landmark. The idea for a club lodge surfaced in 1925. …


Spokane Mountaineers put muscle, love into clubhouses

In 1939 outdoors club Spokane Mountaineers bought 40 acres on Mount Spokane, leading to construction of a present day landmark. The idea for a club lodge surfaced in 1925. First, …