The Urban Outdoors

A native American metal sculpture.

Wander Spokane Scavenger Hunt

As we wound around the foot of the bluff, looking at houses nestled in nooks and crannies of Peaceful Valley, we peered ahead, hoping to catch a …

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Urban Scavenger Hunt: Munzee

The goal of summer is to get kids outside. But what do you do on those no-trip weekends when no one wants to hike or bike but …

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A biking campsite near a lake.

4 Carless Adventures

By Ingrid Hannan Who says you need to own a car to go on an adventure? Sure, it’s harder to get to national parks and wide …

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Downtown Spokane 5K Routes

Editor’s Note: Please respect any coronavirus-related trail or park closures that may be in effect during the month of April by modifying these 5K routes …

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Where Can I Go Outside?

Guide to Close-to-Home Public Lands Staying at home as much as possible to keep ourselves and our community healthy is a wise idea while coronavirus …

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11 Ways to Get Out There for the Holidays

The holidays shouldn’t be for hibernating. Instead, get out and celebrate the season. Whether you’re seeking nostalgic wonder, fun adventure, or a little bit of holiday magic, there’s something special to suit you.

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Inland Northwest Holiday Gift Guide

By Bradley Bleck, Jon Jonckers, Derrick Knowles, and Amy McCaffree What does it mean to shop local? For some, it means something made locally from …

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1,000 Haunted Steps

“You know, those stairs aren’t actually haunted,” the secretary says, eyeing me warily after I gain permission to wander the grounds. “Oh, I know,” I …

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Poetry Project to Follow the Length of the Columbia River

In April the Academy of American Poets awarded Claudia Castro Luna a Poets Laureate Fellowship, along with $100,000 in funding to support her new project, …

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The Beauty of Backyard Chickens

It is all thanks to my wife, Rachel, that I came to love backyard chickens. She pulled me off the “I don’t know” fence and …

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