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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 8:49 a.m.

Boise-area resident first woman to reach the highest point in each of Idaho’s 44 counties

Terri Rowe can’t quite remember what was written on the Wolf Fang Peak register that first sparked her interest in highpointing, but nine years and more than 140 summits later, …


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


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 1:28 p.m.

Taking a hike on Mount Spokane should be on every local’s bucket list

Taking a hike on Mount Spokane should be on every local’s bucket list.


Dishman Hills Conservancy offering weekend events

The Dishman Hills Conservancy will have a Weed Work and Lunch event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Conservancy experts will discuss how to remove noxious weeds and promote …


Ralph Walter: With help from an expert, even a knothead can learn to love hiking

Over the years, I’ve given my girlfriend some real duds as gifts – with the exception of last year: An autographed copy of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,” co-authored by former …


Spring conditions affect roads, trails

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


Why the water tastes funny: Poop taints Beartooth lakes, streams

Hiking to 21 lakes in the Beartooth Mountains was a fun way for Dan Pendergraph to spend last summer, but the trips had a disheartening downside.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 9:22 a.m.

Spokane hikes offering conservation insight

Looking for a good hike along with some insight into Spokane-area conservation lands?


Yes, a recent attack concerns me, but I still run in cougar country

The snow and ice of the trail crunch and squeak below the sheet-metal screws drilled on the bottoms of my running shoes, a winter trail running hack. It’s about 25 …


In the dog days of winter, consider hiking in New Zealand

Most folks don’t know it, but a multiday backpacking trip in New Zealand would do them a world of good at this time of year. Down there, in the sun-drenched …


Love is out there: From rafting and dog walking to fishing, outdoor passions bring couples together

It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:


Ammi Midstokke: When napping is better than hiking, or not

I rather assumed that being fickle was just part of my female constitution.


Scotchman winter hike schedule announced

Although the snow may be flying and the air may be frigid, the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks organization is still leading hikes into the wilds of North Idaho and …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:19 a.m.

A magic mountain: Reflecting on love, loss and nature’s healing influence

Neither Dad nor I owned this particular piece of property, but we considered it ours, and it was doubtful any others received or gave back as much as we. We …


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: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Wondering what hiking conditions are like at Stevens Creek? Check out this live video

Want to hike at Stevens Creek but not sure whether to bring gaiters, snowshoes or just plain boots? Or, worried that it’s too crowded? Check out Spokane County’s live video …


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 …


Looking to burn off some turkey? Check out Quartzite Mountain near Chewelah

If views, a vigorous (but short) hike and crisp air appeal, the 3-mile round-trip Quartzite Trail is the perfect way to burn through your post-Thanksgiving stupor.


Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness offers Friday hike

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will lead a hike on Black Friday as part of the national OptOutside movement started by REI four years ago.


Hike the Dishman Hill’s proposed Big Rock addition Sunday

Explore 120 acres that may be added to the Big Rock area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area, Sunday


With no training, no experience Spokane woman hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

Her first overnight backpacking trip. The first time she’d hiked more than 10 miles in one go. A cross-country adventure with a man she’d been dating for less than a …


Wild recreation wonderland taking shape on Post Falls Community Forest

While autumn leaves are falling this month, trails are blooming at the 518-acre


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.


Local authors pack many miles of research into two new adventure guides

Fall is a fine time for hiking as well as planning next season’s trips. New guidebooks devoted to trails and adventuring published this season feature expert insight on getting to …


More people of color are venturing into the great outdoors in Seattle

A new wave of affinity groups and meetups for people of color have drawn growing numbers of trekkers, backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts. Facebook and Instagram posts feature photos of Asian …


This hike features a WWII-era bomber, alpine lake, river canyon near McCall

Seventy-five years ago, a B-23 Dragon bomber crashed on the south shore of Idaho’s Loon Lake in the middle of winter. The eight men aboard all survived – some waiting …


Painful birthday: Father, son complete 17-hour North Idaho hike together

After 17 hours on the trail, the group stumbled through their self-determined finish line at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on July 29.