Outdoor Living

This storm pinned down two OTM writers on a summer traverse of the Bitterroots. Photo: Holly Weiler

Don’t Get Zapped: Lightning Safety Tips

The weekend after completing my first wilderness medicine course, I found myself on a camping trip hunkered down on a foam mat trying to find …

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Tarawyn Waters of Urban Eden Farms in Vinegar Flats sells veggies at the Spokane Farmers' Market. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Make Visits to the Farmers’ Market Your Regular Food Ritual

Once you’ve tasted an organic carrot, grown with a combination of Inland Northwest soil, sun, and rain, you can never go back to eating store-bought …

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Riverside State Park Makes Me HAPPY

This spring, dozens of outdoor fans let go of their inhibitions and danced to support Riverside State Park. The Outreach committee of the Riverside State …

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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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