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Still water of Priest Lake with mountain peaks and sun in the background.

Idaho Doubles Non-Resident Rates At 5 State Parks

Priest Lake, Farragut, and Round Lake State Parks are now the most expensive in the Northwest for non-residents visiting or camping.

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Cube Iron Roadless Area - view from summit rocks looking over the valley wilderness.

Adventure Inspiration: 34 Summer Trip Ideas

Our friends in the Inland NW outdoors community share their go-to adventures. Get inspired to explore someplace new this summer.

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Sandpoint Based Breakwater Expeditions Offers Adventures of a Lifetime for Teens

Adventures in the outdoors can be some of the most powerful, transformative experiences for many people, especially for teenagers. Yet many kids don’t have the …

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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 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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