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close encounter with bears: black bear in the wild, standing up from a field of tall grass.

Close Encounters With Bears

Guidebook author James P. Johnson shares about his harrowing close encounters with bears while hiking in the wilds of Washington State.

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Preserve the fall harvest by canning: Three glass Mason jars of pineapple zucchini.

Preserve the Fall Harvest: Canning & Drying

Ideas, tips, and simple steps to preserve the fall harvest by canning or drying fruits and vegetables at home.

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Adventure Travel at state parks: Two children with small plastic buckets and toy shovels exploring a freshwater creek as it flows into the Puget Sound during lowtide at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines, Washington.

Adventure Travel For Families

Start your family’s adventure travel planning process with ideas and tips from Out There Kids’ columnist Amy McCaffree.

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Aerial view of downtown Wallace, Idaho, featuring historic red-brick buildings in the downtown business area, surrounded by forested hills.

Road Trip to Wallace: Biking, History, & Adventure

A weekend, fall road trip to the historic mining town of Wallace, Idaho, offers adventures for cyclists, hikers, and history buffs.

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Volunteer on public lands: Livingston family on the Waikiki Springs Trail. Parents and children wearing matching blue t-shirts with forest trees in the background.

Volunteer On Public Lands & Trails

Volunteer on our public lands and trails — a healthy activity for all ages. Learn about opportunities with Inland NW organizations.

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Four college students whitewater rafting on a river.

College Outdoor Ed in the Inland NW

Inland NW universities and colleges train the next generation of outdoor recreation and natural resource management leaders.

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Storefront for Fitness Fanatics as its new location in Millwood, Wash., with brick wall, two glass windows, glass front door, bike rack out front, and large black and white store name sign.

Fitness Fanatics Shop Now In Millwood

Fitness Fanatics—Spokane’s well-known triathlon, cycling, and Nordic ski specialty shop—recently moved to Millwood, Wash.

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Women on yoga mats in a meadow setting, with yoga mats on dirt.

Yoga In the Wild: Hike+Yoga In Spokane

Eclipse Power Yoga, in Spokane, Wash., offers Yoga in the Wild classes and retreats that combine yoga and hiking.

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King bolete mushroom in the wild, with a brownish top on a white stem.

Mushroom Hunting for King Boletes

Sept-November is the season for mushroom hunting for King Boletes during fall in the Inland NW but their bounty depends on Inland NW rains.

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