Adventure Sports

Illustration of a person fatbiking on a snow covered trail.

Winter Fatbike Racing: The Pursuit of Ultra Fatness

Long-distance winter fatbike racing is grueling, but that's why some riders say they do it. Meet Inland NW bikers who embrace the challenge.
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Kayaker taking short drop from a rock into whitewater river.

Trip Report: North Cascades Whitewater Kayaking

Bridge Creek to the Stehekin River is a remote, multi-day, self-supported whitewater run through the North Cascades to Lake Chelan, Wash.
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Olivia Dugenet and friends approaching a high mountain pass.

A Woman’s Place Is In The Wild

Personal essay by Olivia Dugenet about how women challenge stereotypes and social expectations when they adventure in the great outdoors.
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Sunbeams behind a rocky hillside in the background of a rugged wild nature landscape.

Keep It Wild: #TagResponsibly

The #TagResponsibly movement wants social media users to think twice before identifying sensitive backcountry areas.
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Sandy beach on an island in Priest Lake.

31 Ways to Explore Inland NW Lakes

OTO writers share their ideas for recreation, adventure, and simply enjoying time at any lake in the Inland Northwest.
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Man standing on wind foiling board, getting towed behind power boat, on Lake Pend Oreille.

Wing Foiling on the Lake

Learn about the fringe sport of wing foiling—where riders use boards equipped with a hydrofoil and inflatable, hand-held sail called a wing.
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Polo players riding brown horses, wearing helmets, and carrying polo sticks.

Playing Polo in Spokane: Spring Clinics

The Spokane Polo Club, located only minutes from downtown Spokane, hosts a clinic every spring to recruit new members.
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Man holding on to a wooden aerial ladder among trees at Mica Moon.

Spokane’s Mica Moon Zip Tours Expands Again

Driving down I-90 past Liberty Lake, you might never know one of the region’s biggest zipline tours was tucked away in the forested hillsides of ...
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A river-side campsite.

Rafting the Owyhee River

By Paul Delaney For those who wonder what the pioneers might have seen as they traveled the Oregon Trail in the 1840s, take a trip ...
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