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Climbing Permit Changes for Mount St Helens

Castle Rock, Wash. Outdoor recreation areas around the Pacific Northwest have been extremely crowded during the pandemic. Last summer, the Forest Service and county sheriff’s offices began towing cars parked illegally near trailheads on Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and other day-use areas around the region. In an effort to reduce crowds on Mount St Helens, …

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Looking Back at the Spokane Mountaineers (1977 to 1985)

1977 was a big year for club member John Roskelley, who, along with non-members Galen Rowell, Kim Schmitz and Dennis Henzel, attempted and succeeded to climb the Middle Trango Tower in Pakistan. Notable new club members this year included Rich and Meredith Landers, as well as Rich’s long-time adventure companion, friend and fellow conservationist Dick …

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Finding Your Way in the Wild Just Got Easier

ViewRanger and Casio have partnered to create a navigation system that makes it simple and fun to map and follow trails from your wrist. Sponsored Content By Doug Schnitzspahn Up above the cool riffles of the South St. Vrain Creek in the Colorado foothills, the hot, dry trail to Miller Rock turns into a confusing …

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Off The Map: Find Hidden Trails and Beaches Close to the Border at Christina Lake, B.C.

A mere two and a half hours from Spokane, southern British Columbia’s Christina Lake lies off the radar of many shore-goers heading to its Priest and Pend Oreille kin. Sitting in a small valley where the forested Monashee Mountains begin their ascent out of the arid Canadian Okanagan, Christina Lake lays claim to being one …

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River People: A Fly Caster, River Surfer and Whitewater Pioneer

The Inland Northwest’s arid reputation is baked into its name. While it may be on the “dry side” of the Cascades, with world-class whitewater, blue-ribbon fishing and a place at the forefront of river sports, the region has been quietly racking up river recreation accolades over the years. Meet these three Inland Northwest river people …

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