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Idaho trail alliance fundraiser upcoming

The Lake City Trail Alliance’s annual membership party and sponsorship drive will be hosted at the Ponderosa Springs Golf Course at Capone’s Pub on the Green on Aug. 29 from …


Mica Peak trail work continues

A new trail system on Mica Peak continues to take shape this summer thanks to the sweat equity of volunteers


Spring conditions affect roads, trails

Warm and wet spring weather means roads and trails are getting muddy.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2018: The year outdoors

2018: The year outdoors


2018: Top outdoor stories

The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor transitions

2018: Outdoor transitions


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor achievements

Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.


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.


South Gorge Trail project set to break ground in 2019

A long-discussed trail is taking another step toward completion after Spokane received nearly $1 million in state grant money.


Mount Vernon Parks Foundation gets kids on trails

By the end of the school year, Mount Vernon Parks Foundation will get 450 fifth-graders in the Mount Vernon School District up the Southern Connector Trail at Little Mountain Park.


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

Trail work starting on Mica Peak, planned purchase will double area

Washington Trail Association volunteers started work on the Mica Peak Conservation Area trail network, Sunday.


Instagram effect? Number of Seattle-area hikers has doubled in less than 10 years, data shows

More than 940,000 adults who live in the Seattle area say they’ve been hiking in the past 12 months – double the number from 2008, according to survey data from …


Seasonal equestrian trail restrictions in effect in Spokane area

TRAILS – With spring officially here, certain Spokane County Park trails will have equestrian restrictions. The annual trail use restriction is intended to protect the trails, according to a county …


Travel on muddy trails can lead to long term damage

Traveling on muddy trails by bike, foot or horseback, can cause long term trail damage.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 12, 2018, 3:44 p.m.

Spokane eyes purchase of bluff property bulldozed for illegal road as part of legal settlement

The Spokane Park Board on Thursday voted unanimously to authorize consideration of a sale option on 50 acres of private property that was partially bulldozed to build an illegal road …


2017: The year outdoors

A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.


Trail advocates assess damage from massive Oregon wildfire

The newly charred landscape near Babyfoot Lake, on the edge of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness about 10 miles southwest of Selma, will be the target of the club’s restoration efforts beginning …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Parking garage, trail features head envisioned for long-vacant Bosch lot

After abandoning plans to build a climbing wall on a gravel parking lot north of the Post Street Bridge, city officials are now looking at constructing a parking garage and …


Ride the Divide: Mountain biker tours 2,750 miles at leisurely pace

Mark Finley has a working man’s plan for completing the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route from Alberta and British Columbia through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.


Ride the Divide: Cyclist races Tour Divide, relishes blistering pace

Nick Zylkowski, 31, pedaled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route’s 2,750 miles in 19 days, 4 hours during the 2017 Tour Divide. That’s smokin,’ especially for an unsupported bikepacking …


Tough tests await bikers at Beacon Hill

Having worked up to it for years, mountain biker Dan Wilson comfortably plummets down an advanced roller feature at Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani area. It’s only a few bubbles off vertical. …


Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats

The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …


Meet Glacier National Park’s first female packer

Jill Michalak bucks convention at Glacier, where she is first female packer in the program’s history


Flames wane but wildfire hazards remain for hikers, hunters

While the flames have been doused in most areas, Northwest wildfires continue to impact mountain access for hikers and hunters.


Field reports: Bike laws weak in protecting walkers

TRAILS – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …


Out & About: bike laws weak in protecting walkers

OUTLAW – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …


Woman standing up to cyclist who smashed into her on Centennial Trail

A Spokane woman said she can’t feel safe on the Centennial Trail anymore after being plowed down from behind and injured by an unyielding bicyclist. She’s considering a lawsuit to …


Ferry County rail trail hits rocky road with commissioners

A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for …


Field Reports: Washington proposes simpler fishing regulations

Simplifying Washington’s fishing regulations is the goal of 13 proposals that will be presented at public meetings across the state by Fish and Wildlife Department fish managers.


Hiking with mom: She still sets pace for daughter

I’ve covered hundreds of miles of trail hiking and backpacking with my mother over two decades, but one thing never seems to change. I struggle to keep up.