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Back of Beyond: Stehekin Camping on Lake Chelan

Photo of Stehekin Valley by Nick Thomas.

It never ceases to surprise me that there are so many unique and out-of-the-way places in the Inland Northwest. Stehekin, Wash., is one such place, and getting there is an adventure in its own right. Because we made the trip ...

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Campfire Cooking: Over-the-fire Recipes for Tasty Meals Under the Stars

Photo: Amy S. McCaffree

Becoming a good camp cook using the open flames of a campfire can be easy with the right equipment, ingredients, and recipes and a little preparation. Here are some tips and recipes to get you started. Equipment and Tools Having ...

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Falling in Love with a Pop-Up Tent Trailer

The McCaffrees loaded and ready to go. // Photo: Judd McCaffree

Big Agnes served her purpose well until last summer. My family’s orange and yellow 4-person Big Agnes tent was acquired early in our marriage, four years before our first child was born. Not only did she come with a cool ...

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Zenbivy Bed Scores Kickstarter Funding

If you prefer to sleep on your stomach, then you’re among the many people who simply can’t get a good night’s sleep in a traditional mummy bag. This was the initial quandary for Michael Glavin of Spokane. He knew that ...

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Weekend Camping: Mount Rainier National Park

With over 260 miles of hiking trails, Mount Rainier National Park offers campers plenty of ways to keep active. Mount Rainier has five main campgrounds located within park boundaries. The largest campground, Ohanapecosh, is located on the southeast side of ...

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100 Fun Things to Do Outside this Summer

Photo by Rachel Becker.

June 4 is National Trails Day – go for a hike! Check out Indian Painted Rocks, a 6.8-mile round-trip loop trail within the Riverside State Park Little Spokane River Natural Area. wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/little-spokane-river. June is Great Outdoors Month and National Camping ...

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Sandpoint, Idaho—Outdoor Gear for Rent

Graphic courtesy of Wanderlust Outfitters.

As the year’s epic snowpack recedes from Inland Northwest mountain peaks, it’s time for summer adventures. A new Sandpoint-based outdoor gear rental business wants to make enjoying the outdoors easier by limiting some of the barriers that keep many people ...

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Riverside State Park—Wednesdays in the Woods

Hiking along the shore of Stevens Lake. Photo: Skye Schillhammer

Experience the great outdoors on the edge of the city while enjoying live music, educational presentations, and entertaining programs at Riverside State Park. REI and the Riverside State Park Foundation are sponsoring another season of “Wednesdays in the Woods,” a ...

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Weekend Camping: Sullivan Lake

Trail running along Sullivan Lake shoreline by Jon Jonckers.

Metaline Falls is an often-overlooked town in the northeast corner of Washington, but this community, with a population of less than 300, is full of opportunities to get outside and reconnect with nature. Sullivan Lake to the east of town ...

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Summer Camping Smiles: Create the Ultimate Camping Experience for Your Kids

Photo by Amy Silbernagel McCaffree

Camping provides an immersive, hands-on educational experience for children. To optimize fun while ensuring comfort and leisure, try these tips on your next family camping adventure. Not All Campgrounds Are Created Equal Choose a campground with amenities that best suit ...

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