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Pend Oreille County Celebrates Return of Tundra Swans at Annual Festival (March 4)

Swan spotting in Pend Oreille County. Don't miss the Tundra Swan Festival March 4. (Sponsored Post)

The Winter Solstice has past, and Old Sol returns. The bitter cold temperatures of January and February have been endured. Thankfully, colorful seed catalogues once again choke the post office boxes. And the tundra swans are coming!  The Pend Oreille County Tundra Swan Festival ...

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Geocaching 101 — Free Clinics February 18-19

Cache Advance co-founder Lisa Breitenfeldt will be offering three free geocaching clinics

What is geocaching? Check out this short video here to learn more, and then sign up for one of three “Geocaching 101” clinics at the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo February 18-19. The clinics, which are free with your ...

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Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls

Snowy Owls lay eggs over many days, usually with a day or more between each, resulting in youngsters of various ages, a hedge when food is unpredictable. Photo courtesy of Paul Bannick

Award-winning photographer Paul Bannick will be in Spokane Sunday, February 19, to present a new program featuring video, sound, stories from the field, and several dozen images from his new book, “Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American ...

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

Ammi 2017

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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The Columbia River: A Paddler’s Recreational Paradise (February 19, Spokane Convention Center)

Bruce Hunt paddling near a reactor along the Hanford Reach. Photo: John Roskelley

Author and photographer, John Roskelley, is a dabbler in everything outdoors. In his first half century, John fought his way up four 8,000-meter peaks, including K2 and Everest, plus a plethora of devilishly hard, unclimbed shorter Himalayan faces and ridges. ...

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Backcountry Booty: Coldsmoke Powder Fest & Great Outdoors & Bike Expo Ticket Package (Hidden 1.29.17; Found 2.8.17)


This Booty Has Been Found! Play the OTM Backcountry Booty treasure hunt contest and you get to explore different trails around the region and possibly win gift certificates for cool outdoor gear and other prizes. Here’s how it works along ...

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Sign Up for a Group Snowshoe Hike with Spokane Parks & Recreation

Photo: C. Margot, via Wikimedia Commons

Spokane Parks and Recreation has been offering outdoor recreation excursions since 1989, including outings and programs that serve adults, families and kids. If you’re looking to explore the winter wonderland around Spokane with like-minded individuals on a pair of snowshoes ...

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Proposed Latah Creek Pathway Project Gets a Boost

Latah Creek Bridge

This past November, the Inland Northwest Trails and Conservation Coalition announced the group had received a technical assistance grant from the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program for a recreation and wildlife corridor project along Latah Creek. ...

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