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Map of the Blue Mountains Trail in northeast Oregon.

Remapping a Lost Thru-Hike in Northeast Oregon

The Blue Mountains Trail, a work in progress for decades, has evolved into a 566-mile point-to-point long-distance trail with a spiral shape connecting its two ends, Wallowa Lake State Park near Joseph and John Day.

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Artistic rendering of the new Humbird hotel, as viewed from Lakeview parking lot, with snowy ski runs in the background.

New Schweitzer Hotel to Open for 2021/22 Ski Season

Since breaking ground in the spring of 2019, Schweitzer Mountain Resort has been working to complete a new hotel project in the village. The 66,580 square foot, 31-unit hotel complex will be a ski-in, ski-out property that will provide essential arrival services and slopeside accommodations for Schweitzer’s year-round guests.

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Person snowboarding down echo valley ski hill.

Soul of Skiing: Community Ski Hills

Echo Valley Ski Hill (3,000′ elevation) near Lake Chelan is one of the few remaining small ski areas still operating in Washington State.

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Jane Huang riding a fat bike.

What To Do Outside This Winter

List of favorite winter pastimes from 11 of the region’s most passionate devotees of the great outdoors, to help inspire you to get out there more this winter.

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Blackboard chalk drawings.

Blackboard Marketplace – Wallace, Idaho

I wandered into the Blackboard Marketplace after a morning of skiing and afternoon of day drinking around the many bars and brewpubs of Wallace and …

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A man smiling at his two dogs and parrot.

Campervanning With the Petting Zoo

By Rebecca Mack  “Will you bring the petting zoo?” Our far-flung kids ask this every time we head out to see them. Of course, the answer is …

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A wetland during fall with mountains in the background.

Escape to North Idaho for Fall Colors and Wildlife

The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes offers a scenic ride through the heart of the Idaho Panhandle. These days, we could all use a breath …

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A road curve in a forested area.

Safe Adventuring on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

How to explore 73.2 miles (or more) of North Idaho on this scenic trail North Idaho is as beautiful as ever in the age of …

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Old buildings on main street with a forested mountain in the background.

Wallace, Idaho Adventures: Hiking, Biking, History, Dining, and Nightlife

They still mine silver in the mountains around Wallace, Idaho—but equally rich treasures are above ground too. Wallace is a gateway to trails for every …

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