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Explore the Backcountry Skiing Life at the Uphill Ramble event at Mt. Spokane

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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Republic and the Kettle Range—A Backcountry Skiing & Snowshoeing Shangri-La

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.

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Beat The Crowds, Find The Powder: The Dos And Don’ts Of Backcountry Skiing

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

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Badass Backcountry: Skiing Oregon’s Wallowas

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

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Local Backcountry Navigation and Mapping App

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

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Where to Go Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing Near Spokane

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.

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Winter Road Trip: Backcountry Adventures and Winterfest 2023 in Republic, Washington

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

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