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Reader photo: Blazing reflections

Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

To embrace outdoor exercise, change your gear – and attitude

If you have embraced being outdoors as a way to deal with pandemic stress and are dreading the arrival of winter, you might consider cultivating two things: a new attitude and a better cold-weather wardrobe. The experience of Stacey Benzing, 47, an expat starting her third year in Norway, illustrates the importance of both.

Off the grid: Self-worth in the simple life

Sometimes I think I want to be a monk, but then I remember that I am far too depraved and egocentric to pursue a career in spiritual growth. So I deactivate my Facebook account instead. Really, it’s the next best thing.

Reader photo: Chilly reception

Submit your own outdoors-related photographs for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition and browse our archive of past reader submissions online at spokesman.com/outdoors.

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy protects vital urban habitat for public benefit

The north Spokane recreation area commonly referred to as Waikiki Springs nearly doubles this fall as Inland Northwest Land Conservancy (INLC) announced the purchase of a 95-acre parcel of land adjacent to existing 114-acre Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife property along the Little Spokane River.

Selkirk Powder offers professional avalanche education

In an effort to increase opportunities for backcountry skiers and riders to undertake structured, state of the art backcountry travel learning opportunities in the American Selkirks; Selkirk Powder Guides (SPG), is proud to join the esteemed national team of American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) providers for the winter 2020-21 season.

Skiing Outlook 2020: Ski Idaho 2020-21 season promising despite pandemic

The Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho, elected Bogus Basin general manager Brad Wilson president of the 18-resort collective at its annual membership meeting last month. Wilson, who has worked in the resort industry for 42 years and at ski areas for all but nine of them, has helmed Bogus Basin since November 2015.

Skiing Outlook 2020: Challenging drops, likeable cruisers at Silver Mountain

Two impressive peaks – Kellogg (6,300 feet) and Wardner (6,200 feet) – stand tall above the Silver Valley, grabbing onto passing storms and squeezing out the powder. In this sweet spot sits Silver Mountain Resort, featuring some of the region’s most challenging sustained drops, along with an array of likable cruisers.