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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

Spokane family escapes Eagle Creek fire, ‘will never again be unprepared for a hike’

A Spokane family heard the bang about 4 p.m. that transformed their refreshing Saturday hike past waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area into a chilling overnight ordeal.

What’s in your day pack? Three veteran hikers list time-tested items

Go-light, go-fast strategies have merit in some cases, but heading out without gear needed to endure an unexpected weather change or night in the mountains can be deadly when things …

Short hikes are cheap outdoor elixir for mind, body, social well-being

Heading out on a trail for a day or even a few hours is one of life’s simplest active pleasures. Craving fresh air, wildflowers, wildlife and healthy exercise? Taking a …

Day hiking quiz: Take the test

Following are questions touching on subjects of importance to hikers. Answers at end.

San Juan Islands high on everyone’s list, including Obama’s

Washington’s San Juan Islands are among the hottest items in the world of recreational travel this year. In recent months, standouts among the 28 islands and some 400 more rocks …

Hiker’s dozen

A boat isn’t the only toy useful for enjoying Lake Pend Oreille. A pair of hiking shoes will keep a lake visitor busy for days. Sandpoint residents and lake lovers …

Day-hiking Lake Pend Oreille

Here are detailed driving directions to the Hiker’s Dozen trails around Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake.

Groups lead way on hikes

Three regional conservation groups will begin series of guided group hikes next weekend to introduce the public to choice roadless areas that are candidates for wilderness designation. Check their Web …

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