Close-up view of Chuck Bartlebaugh holding a can of bear spray with outstretched arms, with thumb pressing on top of spray can, demonstrating how to deploy bear repellent spray during a training session.

Bear Spray Science

A brief science history of bear spray, the red-pepper based repellent used by park rangers, hunters, and anyone else entering bear country.

Large dog wearing a collar and leash, with leash held by owner, while walking on rocky lake beach in north Idaho, with mountain peaks in the distance..

6 Reasons To Keep Your Dog On-Leash

Be a good ambassador for outdoors-loving dog owners and all dogs. Keep your dog leashed and make sure everyone enjoys the trails.

Female hiker sitting on a log resting overlooking Slocan Lake with trees down below and blue sky above.

Arrow Lakes is Canada’s Best-Kept Secret

The Arrow Lakes region in British Columbia, Canada, is a family-friendly paradise only 4-hours away from Spokane, Washington.


Historic Hiking & Biking Tours of Colfax, WA

In celebration of the 150-year anniversary of the city of Colfax, Wash., an hour south of Spokane in the scenic Palouse country, the town has …

View looking up at the top of western larch trees.

Hike To Big Tree Botanical Area (NE Wash.)

Hike to Big Tree Botanical Area in the Colville National Forest, located in NE Wash., starting from Lost Lake Campground.

Young boy leaning against the wooden base displaying metal sculpture of redband trout at Redband Park in Spokane.

5 Urban Wild Destinations in Spokane for DIY Tours

Get out there to explore on your own or with a Wander Spokane guided tour and see some of Spokane’s lesser-known urban wilds.

Cobblestone sidewalks and brick historical buildings that were former Army Officer housing, located on the Mukogawa U.S. campus.

4 Summer Outings with Elders Near Spokane

Help your elder loved ones to get outdoors safely and enjoy exercise and mental stimulation with these four outings around the Spokane area.

View from the trail, looking northeast, near Maple Mountain.-- subalpine fir trees and bunch grass in the foreground, green and brown rolling hills in the background, blue sky and puffy white clouds.

Hike Sweat Creek Basin Trail to Maple Mountain

Spring day hike near Republic, WA: Sweat Creek Basin Trail to Maple Mountain — with options to plan a backpacking trip.

Two people stand-up paddling on the flat water of Lake Pend Oreille.

47 Summer Adventure Ideas for the Inland NW

Summer Adventure Guide’s annual list of adventure travel and recreation trip ideas around the Inland Northwest for epic summer fun.

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