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Out There Contributor Ammi Midstokke to Give Talks at Great Outdoors & Bike Expo (Feb. 18)

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Sandpoint-based writer, adventure mom, nutritional therapy practitioner, and Out There Monthly columnist Ammi Midstokke will be giving two presentations on Saturday, February 18 as part of the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo. Her first talk, titled “Nutrition for Hikers, ...

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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside


Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities ...

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Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym Set to Open on Spokane’s Northside

Photo courtesy of Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym.

The bouldering community in the Inland Northwest has exploded in recent years, and the new Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym proves this community is only going to keep getting stronger. As early as March 2017, the new indoor bouldering facility on ...

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Explore the Winter Wilds Safely—Be Avalanche Aware

The right safety gear and training is critical for winter backcountry travel. // Photo: Summer Hess

I rolled into the foyer of an outfitter that had inundated Facebook with advertisements about a $5 Avalanche Awareness event. The atmosphere was that of distant relatives conversing at an annual reunion rather than the cinematic and sonic overload and ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: CLIMBING


This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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Reel Rock Film Tour at Perry Street Brewing

Photo courtesy Reel Rock Film Tour.

Reel Rock 11 is back this year at Perry Street Brewing. The event, which takes place on Wednesday, November 2, from 7 -10 p.m., will feature five climbing films you won’t want to miss, as well as food trucks and ...

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Off-the-Beaten-Path BC Adventure Towns

Cranbrook trail riding in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. Photo: Aaron Theisen

Living as close as we do to British Columbia and the unthinkably uncrowded Kootenay region, with its lifetime’s worth of outdoor adventure potential, dramatic scenery and idyllic, enlightened mountain towns, there’s no excuse for not having a current passport or ...

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Polished Holds: Popular Spokane Climbing Routes to Take On This Summer

Jill Yotz climbing The Perfect Storm 5.10A on Big Rock. Photo: Jon Jonckers

Nothing highlights the popularity of a climbing route like polished holds. Most crags feature a few favorite routes or classic climbs, but often the most frequently climbed routes, where many of the holds have been rubbed as smooth as glassy ...

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