Hiking

Hike of the Month: Hughes Fork and Jackson Creek

(Selkirk Mountains, North Idaho) Hughes Fork and Jackson Creek share a trailhead near Hughes Meadows in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Each can be a ...
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Chewelah’s New Gold Hill Tails

The imporbable story behind the Gold Hill Community Forest Back in 2017, Jake Wilson, co-owner of Quartzite Brewing in Chewelah, Wash., got tired of just ...
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Photo of hiker climbing steep boulder field.

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Your Public Lands

Which passes you’ll need and what activities you can do on different lands For anyone who has ever been a bit confused by the breakdown ...
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Public Lands Organizations Guide 2023

There are dozens of outdoor recreation, wildlife, and land conservation organizations and public lands agencies that protect, enhance, and help manage Inland Northwest public lands. ...
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Veggie Sandwiches with a Kick

By James P. Johnson When I hike, it’s often an all-day, 15-25 miler. I pack a variety of snacks, but I need a main item ...
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Fall Road Trip: Republic, WA

Photo: Jesse Harding, courtesy of the Ferry County Rail Trail Hikes, Rides, Scenic Drives, and Mountain Town Exploring in Northeast Washington The cool little town ...
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Backpacking Alone: The Highs and Lows Hiking 5 Days Solo in the Cascade Wilds

I nearly always backpack solo. The adventure and admiration of nature largely replaces any need for social interaction. But I often find myself wishing for ...
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Breaking Trail on the Continental Divide

Above the treeline and among harebell, paintbrush and columbine, my friends and I hiked a section of the Continental Divide Trail, a 3,100-mile mountainous route ...
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Honey Stinger Energy Chews

There are many skills and habits other runners possess that I completely lack. The ability to drink water from a tiny paper cup, for instance, ...
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