Month: May 2015

9 Ways to Explore the Spokane River Water Trail

The Spokane River is a trail, 111 miles long, offering something for everybody, in every season: soaking up nature along the Centennial Trail, the excitement of hooking a native trout, rafting the Bowl and Pitcher, swimming or soaking up some sun on the riverbank. While finding the river is pretty straight forward, accessing the river …

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River People: A Fly Caster, River Surfer and Whitewater Pioneer

The Inland Northwest’s arid reputation is baked into its name. While it may be on the “dry side” of the Cascades, with world-class whitewater, blue-ribbon fishing and a place at the forefront of river sports, the region has been quietly racking up river recreation accolades over the years. Meet these three Inland Northwest river people …

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Photo of Fish Lake by Holly Weiler.

Hike of the Month: Fishtrap Lake, Bureau of Land Management (Cheney, Wash.)

Last July’s Watermelon Hill fire, sparked by target shooters using exploding targets, charred over 13,000 acres on the Fishtrap Recreation Area and surrounding land. As destructive and terrifying as it was last summer, the wildfire also provides hikers an opportunity to watch the area’s recovery this spring. Most of the largest ponderosa pines survived, aspens …

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Local Pro Disc Golfer Shawna Buzzingham Lands Discraft Sponsorship

Spokane’s Shawna Buzzingham, already a world class disc golf player, continues to rise through the ranks – she is earning her way, she is gritty and ambitious and is just as determined to share the fun as she is to win. “I started disc golfing eight years ago,” says Buzzingham, “and have been competitive since …

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New Zipline Tour on Mica Peak above Liberty Lake Opens Memorial Weekend

The Mica Peak area above Liberty Lake, a former moonshine hotspot turned hiking and mountain biking mecca, will be getting a new recreational attraction come late May when Mica Moon Zip Tours begins offering zipline canopy tours on around 300 acres of private forest land with big mountain views. The zipline tours, which kick off …

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