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View of Kootenay Lake with wildflowers in the foreground.

Fall is the Perfect Time for a Selkirk Loop Road Trip

I arrived at the trailhead to St. Leon Hot Springs, in British Columbia’s Arrow Lakes Valley – unsigned and accessed by a rough logging road, like many such Canadian destinations – just as a local painter and her guests were leaving. Soliciting suggestions for camping nearby, I ruled out their previous night’s accommodations, wherein they …

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Runner jumping over a over while running in the Cabinet Mountain wilderness.

A Camera, a Pair of Running Shoes, and an Eye for the Unexpected

Woods Wheatcroft’s photography belongs in its own category. While he primarily shoots lifestyle pictures, his success at capturing an oddball moment remains unmatched, and it’s proven to be a great formula for this Sandpoint-based photographer. His work is frequently found in Northwest guidebooks, travel magazines, outdoor clothing catalogs, and recent covers of Out There Monthly. …

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Elk Creek Falls and Mill Pond, Colville National Forest

While it’s true that waterfall hikes are more spectacular in the full flow of early spring, their cooling properties can be better appreciated on a hot summer day. This hike begins by crossing an open hillside with a good view of nearby Hall Mountain, and includes a little over 500 feet of elevation gain. That’s …

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Easy One-Day Summer Adventures

With 13 weeks from June through August, it’s time to create your summer bucket list. These one-day adventures will help you explore our region’s recreational bounty. They don’t require extensive gear or technical skills and will provide great story-telling memories. 1. Hike, Mountain Bike, and Pick Huckleberries at Mt. Spokane State Park: Encompassing nearly 14,000 …

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Parent and child on a trail at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge -- looking through binoculars for birdwatching.

Learn Our Local Birds — Birding Tips for Families and Newbies

We live in a great place to go birding. In Riverside State Park, birders have recorded a total of 153 species. But let’s face it: Birding with small children can be challenging. Kids can fidget and scare off timid birds perching nearby. They want to talk about everything they’re seeing, which makes hearing and identifying …

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Trail/Conservation Projects

Trail / conservation projects Current Trail Projects in the Inland Northwest Spokane Country Regional Trails Plan: What Is It? Here is an excerpt from the plan… Purpose of the Plan The purpose of the Spokane County Regional Trail Plan is to guide development and maintenance of a county-wide network of trails to serve the needs …

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Western Montana Road Trip: Art, Nature, Hot Springs and Adventure

Take a weekend to “re-boot” your life on a road trip through western Montana and the towns of Hot Springs and Arlee, both on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Discover art, nature, and hot springs across glorious landscapes and different cultures and enjoy some serious, world-class soaks. Hot Springs and Arlee are accessible from Montana State …

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