Month: February 2017

Pend Oreille County Celebrates Return of Tundra Swans at Annual Festival (March 4)

The Winter Solstice has past, and Old Sol returns. The bitter cold temperatures of January and February have been endured. Thankfully, colorful seed catalogues once again choke the post office boxes. And the tundra swans are coming!  The Pend Oreille County Tundra Swan Festival is scheduled this year for Saturday, March 4. The swans historically favor the Pend Oreille River …

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Backcountry Booty: Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo Tickets and “Owl: A Year in the Life of North American Owls” Book (Hidden 2.15.17; Found 2.17.17)

This Booty has been found! 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 booty certificate, …

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Backcountry Booty Blitz: Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo & 49 Degrees North Ticket Package (Hidden 2.11.17; Found 2.15.17)

All Four of these Backcountry Booty Blitz Prizes Have Been Found! 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 …

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Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

Award-winning photographer Paul Bannick will be in Spokane Sunday, February 19, to present a new program featuring video, sound, stories from the field, and several dozen images from his new book, “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls.” Bannick uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one …

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Out There Contributor Ammi Midstokke to Give Talks at Great Outdoors & Bike Expo (Feb. 18)

Sandpoint-based writer, adventure mom, nutritional therapy practitioner, and Out There Monthly columnist Ammi Midstokke will be giving two presentations on Saturday, February 18 as part of the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo. Her first talk, titled “Nutrition for Hikers, Cyclists and Other Adventurers,” will present her case for caring for our insides by eating …

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The Columbia River: A Paddler’s Recreational Paradise (February 19, Spokane Convention Center)

Author and photographer, John Roskelley, is a dabbler in everything outdoors. In his first half century, John fought his way up four 8,000-meter peaks, including K2 and Everest, plus a plethora of devilishly hard, unclimbed shorter Himalayan faces and ridges. A graduate of WSU in geology, John has written four adventure books and, most recently, …

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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside

Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities and the amazing lifestyle we enjoy here in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Cruise a huge …

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