By Heidi Lasher When I moved to Spokane in 2010, I heard a lot about the ice-age floods. In fact, unsolicited information about the Pleistocene Megafloods would materialize in my life with annoying frequency: on signage along the river, tourist brochures, my kids’ elementary school classrooms. Everywhere I turned, someone seemed to be tapping my […]
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It’s not all about colorful fall leaves. These 6 forested trails offer sagebrush and sub-alpine scenery as well as peaceful solitude.
Autumn is so fleeting, and the opportunities for soaking up fall foliage so few, that it’s good to have a handful of quick-hit hiking ideas in your back pocket—and backyard. The five hikes below make for great after-work or foul-weather treks. Each showcases the diversity of fall color on display in the Inland Northwest, from
Summer has its charms (alpine lakes, ice cold beverages, and wildflower blooms to name a few), but the cooler temperatures of fall and the anticipation of the leaves changing color has many of us longing to spend our weekends hiking. Here are a few favorite hikes from a couple “Out There Outdoors” contributors for you
Like almond butter and dark chocolate, or balsamroot and mountain bike tire tracks, rivers and mountains complement each other, and the results of their couplings are waterfalls. Waterfalls are nature’s money shots. First you hear the trickle or rush or roar from a distance. Then you feel the ground responding to the collision between water
Four of the best fall hikes in Idaho’s Silver Valley, including Upper & Lower Stevens Lake, Lone Lake, St. Regis Lakes, and Crystal Lake.
By: Bradley Beck, Robin Hartikainen, Derrick Knowles and Erika Prins Autumn in the Inland Northwest is prime hiking time. The summer heat has passed, there are fewer people out on the trails, and the combination of fall colors, crisp air, and birds and other wildlife preparing for winter can make for an exhilarating hiking experience.
By Seth Marlin Even with shorter days and falling temperatures, the Spokane region is rich in natural beauty, and whether you’re looking for vibrant colors, or more of a winter-wonderland atmosphere, there’s something for every hiking aficionado. Here are a few of my favorite local late-season hikes. James P. Slavin Conservation Area – Nature Park Loop – 2.4 miles Located
Soaking up the fall colors in the Kettle Range. Photo: Aaron Theisen There’s nothing like an autumn hike to spark your senses. There is the dazzling colors of fall foliage; the contrast of warm sun on your shoulders and crisp air in your lungs; the rich scent of fallen leaves in a damp, dark forest;