Outdoor Living

New batch of Orlison Brewing's Pilsner 37. Photo: Young Bennett

Local Brews to Go: No More Bottles in the Backcountry

It’s that time. Time to get out to your favorite summer spot. Time to make a weekend of it. Time to toast the great Northwest …

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Paddleboards ready for the river. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Outdoor Activities Close to Home This Summer: Spokane Parks and Rec Events and Classes

School is out, the sun is shining, and everyone is ready for some outdoor fun. This summer, Spokane Parks and Recreation is offering myriad different …

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Morel mushrooms begin making their appearance at the beginning of May each year. Photo: Jennifer Hall

Turn Your Next Spring Hike into a Morel Hunting Mission

On spring hiking trips, I find my eyes are naturally drawn to the forest floor, suddenly transformed by the arrival of wildflowers. While their pinks, …

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Tips for the Carefree Gardener: Because I’d Rather Be Hiking

With its rich soil and four seasons, the Inland Northwest is a great place to plant a thriving garden, but who has time for that? …

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Dial That Backcountry First Aid Kit: And Don’t Leave Home Without It

Spending time in remote places requires preparation. A portion of that preparation should include gathering medical supplies to be able to respond to emergencies. There …

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Winter Reading List: Local Writer Recommendations

Mountain as metaphor; snow as symbol. Reading good literature for après ski relaxation or while nestled at home on a long winter night is a …

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Long Leaf Wilderness Medicine can prepare you for backcountry safety.

Backcountry Safety: An Interview with Longleaf Wilderness Medicine Owner Jason Luthy

What’s the most important practice when it comes to backcountry safety? In brief, good judgment, which in turn comes from education and experience. Jason Luthy …

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Bucket holds at Smith Rock. Photo: Ammi Midstokke

Moms on the Rock

It was a glorious bluebird sky in Central Oregon when K and I pulled into Smith Rock. We’d seen the weather report, called in sick …

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“All Free Range”

Finding Meaning In Meat One day when I was 12, my dad and I strapped on snowshoes in the pre-dawn light and drew tracks across …

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DIY Snacks

Turning Fall Harvest Into Healthy Backcountry Snacks Buying lightweight, healthy snacks to pack along on outdoor adventures can seriously break the bank. Even then, you …

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