Editorial

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The State of Outdoor Recreation

The state of recreation is strong. And we’ve got to do something about climate change, or we’ll lose out on investments in access and infrastructure. …

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Holiday Traditions

Even the most holidays-hardened, Christmas-season cynics among us usually have at least one tradition that stirs up sentimental spirits. Our awareness of these significant rituals—handed …

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Off The Map: Ferry County is an Outdoor Adventure Mecca

When I saw the 2003 film “Off the Map” that explores the life of an eccentric family that lives an extremely remote, back-to-the-land existence far …

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Climate Change in the Northwest: Fires & Smoke-Filled Skies

Remember when it use to rain during the hot summer months? If you have been here a while, then you can recall a wetter era …

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Backcountry Pursuits

For many of us it’s impossible to see a cairn and not feel a tinge of relief. Whether impressively symmetrical or precariously balanced, these stacks …

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Adventures in Lake Country

After sitting for hours with my fishing pole on the weather-worn dock, watching my bobber on the dark lake water, my seven-year-old mind focused on …

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Summer Planning

My hand-drawn, cluttered summer calendar was stressing me out with its arrows, stickers, and Sharpie color-coded notes for different activities: swimming lessons, camping trips, art …

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Crane Season

Some people see the word crane and think migration; others think construction. Spring time brings about a lot of changes, not just seasonal changes with …

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Spokane’s Urban Outdoors

Early spring, when the weather can sometimes make just about everything you enjoy doing outside impractical, is a great time of year to start thinking …

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