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View of Bead Lake below from a rock cliff overlooking the Colville National Forest in NE Washington.

Inland NW Trail & Outdoor News: Fall 2022

The Trailhead — Info and updates about trails and outdoor recreation around the Inland Northwest for Fall 2022.

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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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Woman smiling while kayaking on the Spokane River, looking back at her friend that's on a Stillwater brand stand-up paddleboard -- bridge over the river in the distance.

New Upriver Park Along The Spokane River

Upriver Park is a new 3-acre natural open space and public park providing recreation access to the Spokane River.

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Gina Claeys standing wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt and backpack with view of lake and grassland in the background.

New Wildlife Safety & Guiding Service

Spokane-based Cedar Grove Wildlife Guiding offers safety courses, wildlife tours, workplace trainings, and classroom events.

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Green and white colored graphic logo for The Great Spokane Parks Challenge with outline of trees, sun, and trail.

Explore More Parks in Spokane County

Do the Great Spokane Parks Challenge: visit at least 24 different parks in Spokane County for a chance to win a prize ($40 value).

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People standing on the sandy beach and in the water at Priest River Recreation Area, with kayaks and other paddling gear on the shoreline.

Paddling Races – Priest River, ID: August 13

PORPA Sprints paddling races happen August 13, 2022, at Priest River Recreation Area, hosted by Pend Oreille Rowing and Paddling Association.

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Photo courtesy of ROW Adventures.

Keep the Spokane River Flowing

Because of rapid population growth, drought conditions, and other issues, citizens need to help keep the Spokane River flowing.

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Large Finish Line banner that reads, "FINISH BARE BUNS FUN RUN - Kaniksu Ranch Family Nudist Park," with a view of people's heads and someone's legs and shoed-feet as if doing a handstand.

Bare Buns Fun Run (Kaniksu Ranch, WA): July 31

The Bare Buns 5k timed, clothing-optional run/walk returns to Kaniksu Ranch, near Deer Lake, Wash., north of Spokane, on July 31, 2022.

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Two dead swans on the matted down, brown wild grass at the Harrison Slough, with marshy water in background.

Tundra Swan Mortality in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Chain Lakes

Spring 2022 had a higher than usual deaths of tundra swans, who are prone to accumulate lead from the toxic mining legacy in north Idaho.

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