Small white and red tent in an open patch on wild bunch grass near Z Lake, with flat topography in the distance and party cloudy blue sky.

Spring Hiking At Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area

Where to explore and what to expect at Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area, in Lincoln County, Wash., less than 1.5 hours west of Spokane.

Three story Bear Creek Lodge and brown siding, white-framed windows, green slanted roof, and brick chimney.

Mt. Spokane State Park Hopes to Add Bear Creek Lodge

Washington State Parks looks to acquire Bear Creek Lodge property to enhance entrance to Mount Spokane State Park.


Fernie, BC – A Special Place in the Heart of the Canadian Rockies

Tucked in the Rockies of southeast British Columbia and just over a 4.5-hour drive from Spokane, lies Fernie, a charming little mountain town that happens …

Person snowshoeing standing next to a CCC cabin at Mount Spokane State Park.

Inland NW Snowshoeing Locations for Beginners

Mellow hiking trails can make for great snowshoeing. Here are a 4 tips to make the most out of your snowshoeing adventures.

Two people on snowshoes with trekking poles and wearing large backpacks, and the author's white and black husky dog.

Blue Mountain Snowshoe Epic

Holly Weiler shares about her multi-day trip to Oregon Butte (6,385′ elev.), the highest of 13 named peaks in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.

Architect rendering of exterior of Humbird -- 3 story hotel, wood exterior, and lit windows.

New Humbird Hotel Opens at Schweitzer

The new Humbird 31-room hotel recently opened, providing additional ski-in/ski-out access to Schweitzer’s 2,900 acres of skiable terrain.

The view of downtown from Palisades Park's Rimrock Drive: urban downtown Spokane in the distance, with forest between rocky outcropping and city center.

Easy Strolling & City Views At Palisades Park

Palisades Park’s Rimrock Drive, a wide gravel path perched above the western edge of downtown Spokane, is ideal for a quick walk or run.

Snowy slope with trees at Sitzmark ski area.

15 Alpine Ski Areas in Washington State

A brief overview of Washington State’s 15 public downhill ski areas by Ryan Murray who skied them all during a 34-year personal odyssey.

Sunrise peeking over a ridge above a chairlift at Fernie Alpine Resort.

Return to the Kootenays: Ski & Ride Again in Canada

Tips for planning a ski vacation to British Columbia mountain resorts during winter 2022, including border-crossing COVID requirements.

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