Photo courtesy of Rambleraven Gear Trader Join Rambleraven Gear Trader and Mt. Spokane for the first annual Uphill Ramble Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. This event is open to the public and will allow you to test some of the best names in backcountry ski and snowboard equipment, including Black Diamond, Elan, La Sportiva, Voile, Altai […]
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Backcountry skiing and snowshoeing offer peace and quiet, solitude, and immersion in nature that can be a challenge to find in our busy and increasingly urban world. The serene calm of an pristine, snowy landscape. The thrill of breaking trail through a powder-filled meadow. The quiet swish of your skis along a white forest trail.
Like most skiers and snowboarders of the Inland Northwest, I have a passion for riding deep, untouched powder. I have spent years working at restaurants at night, just so I could chase the snow during the day. My pursuit of powder has taken me all over the U.S. and Canada. I have traveled to the
Here comes a time for many skiers, who have reached a certain point in their skiing abilities and experiences, when they yearn to expand the skiing experience. Maybe you’re tired of battling crowds, paying for lift tickets, the repetition of familiar runs, and skiing tracked-out snow. Maybe you’re searching for some solitude, a better workout,
Every outdoor pursuit has its hazard. For mountain bikers, it may be a rut or a rock garden in a steep, technical downhill stretch. If you’re a surfer or kayaker, you’re always susceptible to a sneaker wave or hole waiting to school your ass. And wilderness trekkers may have to contend with lions, tigers, bears
Jonathon Stahl is an outdoor enthusiast in all the best ways—always positive, always kind, and always stoked. One of his favorite trips as assistant director of recreation at Washington State University is a backcountry ski trip into Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. He loves this trip for all many reasons, including the beauty, the ease of
By Andrea Bates Your road trip is overdue. Throw a dart on the map. Maybe you’ll get lucky and hit Ymir (pronounced Wy-mur), British Columbia which is an easy three-hour drive from Spokane, and just 20 minutes south of Nelson. Now throw your skis in the truck and go have fun with Wildhorse Catskiing and
Shortly after getting off-route on a backcountry backpacking trip in northcentral Idaho, I heard about Topo Maps+, a backcountry navigation and mapping app developed by 45-year-old Spokanite Stephen Johnson. Talking with him, I learned that the Topo Maps+ app was built to be a simple navigation solution for people like me who would rather be
The relatively recent explosion in snowshoe use has been incredible to watch. I feel like an old curmudgeon relating the stories of my early snowshoe years. In those days, I could go to Mount Spokane State Park and Nordic ski for a couple hours, then switch to the snowshoe trails and still have first tracks.
Looking for a small-town winter road trip with tons of outdoor recreation potential? Republic, Wash., just three hours north of Spokane is celebrating Winterfest on Saturday, January 14, 2023, and this friendly community has plenty of fun, creative activities and spectacles planned. Spend the weekend snowshoeing, backcountry or Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, or exploring the Ferry