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Moscow Mountain: The Making of a Mountain Bike Mecca

Photo of Moscow Mountain by Paul Chisholm.

If you’ve ever been to Moscow, Idaho, you’ve seen it. And if you’ve lived there, you’ve probably been on it. Moscow Mountain—a long, 5,000-foot-high ridge rising from a sea of rolling hills—dominates the Palouse skyline. During the summer, mountain bikers, ...

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Cycling in Tri-Cities, Washington

Tri-Cities, Washington, is an outdoor recreational paradise thanks to the region’s more than 300 days of sunshine and endless open spaces. The Columbia, Snake, and Yakima rivers that wind through the community offer opportunities for water skiing, kayaking, paddleboarding, fishing, ...

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Ten Ways to Explore the Silver Valley This Fall

Photo courtesy of the Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Idaho’s Silver Valley is known for its rich mining history and rugged landscape. With 87% of Shoshone County classified as “forest uplands” and less than 1% as urban or developed, the Silver Valley is an ideal place for the outdoor ...

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Wild Times in the Grand Canyon

Photo of the author courtesy of Ammi Midstokke.

  “We got smashed last night,” the girl says as she pulls long on her cigarette, trying to get a last drag in before we start our descent down the Angel Bright trail. You know a trip is going to ...

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Island Lake Lodge – Explore Your Happy Place

Photo courtesy of Island Lake Lodge.

It is tempting to spend your stay at Island Lake Lodge in Fernie, B.C. staring up at the dramatic mountains that tower above the lodge from the comfort of the sunny patio. But there’s so much to do in this ...

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The Whitefish Flow

Flying high at Whitefish Mountain Resort. Photo: Camas Ellingson

It’s not often you find a place as perfect for a mountain bike trip as Whitefish, Montana. It’s not unlike something a group of riders would dream up around a campfire after a long ride. There would be trails from ...

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Fossil Digging at Stonerose Interpretive Center

Photo by S. Michael Bennett.

Nestled in the Okanagan Highlands of northeastern Washington, the Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site brings a modest amount of notoriety to the small former mining town of Republic, Wash. It is also a unique place to visit and become ...

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Explore Mining History in North Idaho’s Silver Valley

Photo by Crystal Atamian.

  The Silver Valley was settled when miners came looking for gold near the south fork of the Coeur d’Alene River in the late 1870s. After a few years, it became clear that where the real jackpot lay was in ...

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