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12 Close-To-Home Warm Weather Adventures

When you don’t have time for a full out-of-town trip or you just need a quick adventure fix, try a variation on one of these local gems recommended by OTO publisher Derrick Knowles.

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Two hikers on a trail in the Kettle Crest Range -- wearing backpacks and using trekking poles. Forested mountain side with peaks in the distance. Sunny, blue sky with clouds.

32 Spring & Summer Inland NW Trip Ideas

Inland Northwest trip ideas for North Idaho and Washington: including the Silver Valley, Lake Pend Oreille, Salmon River Canyons (ID); and Kettle River Country, Pend Oreille River, and Lake Roosevelt (WA).

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Leave No Trace

During last summer’s huge increase in use of public lands, many of our favorite places took a beating from inconsiderate outdoor recreationists. Let’s do better this summer by doubling down on our own Leave No Trace practices and politely reminding others to do the same.

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View from a kayak of waterfall, Peewee Falls, over basalt rock into the Pend Oreille River.

10 Adventure & Travel Planning Tips for Summer 2021

Use these 10 travel planning tips to help you make the most of your spring and summer adventures during the COVID-19 pandemic era.

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Two people sitting under a portable car awning.

MoonShade Portable Awning

Sure you can try to find a place to camp or hang out after a hike or mountain bike ride that has perfect tree placement …

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Portable grill.

GoBQ Portable Grill

I’m the kind of guy who packs a small charcoal grill on bikepacking and backpacking trips for post-adventure grilled chicken to go with my beer. …

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A man smiling at his two dogs and parrot.

Campervanning With the Petting Zoo

By Rebecca Mack  “Will you bring the petting zoo?” Our far-flung kids ask this every time we head out to see them. Of course, the answer is …

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Three mountain goats looking for vegetation to eat.

10 Ways to Love Your Public Lands & Waterways

By Heidi Lasher Eastern Washington and North Idaho include millions of acres of public lands. Most of us have seen only a small fraction of …

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Public Lands 101

In the collective mind’s eye of America, public lands were born the day Yosemite became a public park in 1864, when president Lincoln deeded it to …

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Photo of campfire through the trees.

Travel & Safety in Wildfire Country

Before you leave home for your next outdoor adventure or camping trip, be sure to check the latest conditions for your road travel route and …

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