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Hikers fall for autumn trails

Hikers longing for a life-brightening dose of fall colors need to look no farther than the aspen grove that caught their attention as the wind rattled leaves in July or …


Hiker kills aggressive mountain goat; efforts increase to educate public to coexist

An aggressive mountain goat was shot and killed by a hiker in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness last month bringing new concerns about the threats that outdoor recreation poses to the …


Priest Lake black bear attacked woman, dogs with no warning

A woman fiercely attacked by a black bear near the Priest Lake visitor center on July 4 had no time to use bear spray even if she’d have had it, …


Out & About: Seattle’s Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson breaks Appalachian Trail hiking record

OUTDONE – A Seattle woman, 34, has set an unsupported speed record for hiking the 2,189-mile Appalachian Trail through 14 states from Maine to Georgia in 54 days, 7 hours …


Out & About: Loose dogs an issue on area trails

OUTLAWS – The flu season is fading, but the poo season appears to be reaching epidemic levels in some popular urban trail systems around the region. The Pend Oreille Bay …


Fall prime time for hiking trails

Fall is a stunning time to walk through the region’s wildlands, from the scablands to the national forests. Following are six walks, especially appropriate for autumn, all of which are …


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 …


Dishman Hills trails makeover resisted by some hikers

An effort to rebalance wildlife’s share of the Dishman Hills Natural Area has been getting mixed reviews as workers try to scale back the web of unofficial trails. About 200 …


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.


Modern aids help hikers trek longer, faster, farther than before

You’ve seen them charging down the red-rock trail – the posture and attitude of a runway model with elbows and two hiking poles flying. Oddly, it’s either pedal-to-the-metal extreme hikers …