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New book examines the surprisingly rich history of skiing in Spokane

Sixty years ago, a former president of the Spokane Ski Club came up with a harebrained idea. Why not make a ski resort within city limits?

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Veteran hiker Craig Romano revises ‘Classic’ trail guide

Over more than 30 years devoted to exploring, hiking, documenting and publishing throughout the Northwest, Craig Romano of Mount Vernon has become perhaps the top expert on Washington trails. His …

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.