Month: November 2016

Backcountry Booty: Avista Women’s Snowshoeing Package (Hidden 11.28.16; 12.9.16 Found )

THIS BOOTY HAS BEEN FOUND! Congratulations Amelia! Play the OTM Backcountry Booty treasure hunt contest and you get to explore different trails around the region and possibly win gift certificates for cool outdoor gear and other prizes. Here’s how it works along with a few rules you need to follow to play: We hide a …

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Sustainable Summits Conference Inspires Responsible Alpine Recreation

High places inspire me; they challenge my spirit, inspire me to closely observe and participate in the natural world, and serve an essential role in supporting life on this planet. The more time I spend in the mountains, the more I feel responsible for stewarding alpine environments to the best of my abilities. That’s how …

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The Riblet Tramways on Mount Spokane and Beyond

Byron Christian Riblet arrived in Spokane in July 1885 after completing the Civil Engineering program at the University of Minnesota. He spent the first few years as a railroad engineer, and then started building tramways in 1896 in Nelson, B.C. with his brother, Walter Riblet. According to the Riblet Tramway website, there’s a legend that …

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Local Shop Ski Gear Picks

Season pass? Check. New GORE-TEX jacket? Check. Winter tires for the Subie? Check. This year’s hottest ski gear? If you’re not feeling too confident about that last one, check out these gear picks from some of our region’s leading shops. ARC’TERYX Procline Ski Mountaineering Boot: $750 ($1,000 Carbon) New for the 2016 winter season, Arc’teryx …

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