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.

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.

View of the newly resigned and restored Beverly Bridge over the Columbia River, along the Palouse to Cascades Trail State Park.

Palouse to Cascades Trail Beverly Bridge Now Open

Beverly Bridge over the Columbia River reopened with new railing and decking—a redesign specifically for non-motorized trail use.

Schematic graphic of re-design plan for Spokane River access site near T.J. Meenach bridge.

Spokane River Access & Disc Golf Course Remodel

Spokane River access site near T.J. Meenach Bridge and nearby disc golf course to be upgraded as part of city stormwater improvement plan.

Woman trail runner cruising along a forested singletrack trail at Mt. Spokane State Park.

New Ultra Trail Run At Mount Spokane: July 9

The Kan, a new ultra trail run at Mt. Spokane State Park., takes place July 9, 2022, and includes 50k, 25k, and 10k distance options.

Two female mountain bike riders taking a break off their bikes to enjoy the distant view of mountains and forests across a valley near the Continental Divide Trail near Butte, Montana.

Montana Divide Scramble Gravel Bike Ride: June 18

Divide Scramble ride near Butte, MT, is a 1-day, fully-supported event with 3 different mountain/gravel bike routes.

Pink bitterroot blooms along the trail.

Inland NW Trail & Outdoor News – Spring 2022

May-June 2022 Inland Northwest trail and parks news, events, and other need-to-know info for eastern Wash. and northern Idaho public lands.

Photo courtesy of ROW Adventures.

Wednesdays In the Woods at Riverside: June 2022

Free, family-friendly events every Wednesday evening in June 2022 at Riverside State Park’s Bowl & Pitcher area.

Tall, mature pine trees in the Eagle Camp Wilderness, in Oregon, with sunshine streaming behind them.

New Funding For America’s Green Infrastructure

The Great American Outdoors Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Act both provide much-needed funds for public lands.

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