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New Silver Valley App

Photo of Silver Valley App.

Located at the base of the Bitterroot Mountains, the Silver Valley is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. With over 2,600 square miles, there’s plenty to explore. Grab a road bike and hop on the 15-mile Route of the Hiawatha rail-trail or ...

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Outdoor Recreation Economy Continues to Grow in Washington

Last July, the Outdoor Industry Association published a significant report that revealed that outdoor recreation in Washington State generates 26.2 billion dollars in annual spending. “These numbers show that when we invest in public land, the payoff comes not only ...

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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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New App Aids in Exploration of Northeast Washington

If you like to hike, bike, camp, fish, float, boat or hunt the uncrowded trails, forests, lakes and rivers of the three Northeast Washington counties, the brand-new Northeast Washington Insider app is a wayfinding tool that provides a map of ...

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Lake People: Dusty Klink & Life on the Lake at Klink’s Resort

Photo courtesy of Klick's Resort.

Dusty Klink was only 7 years old when he and his family moved to Williams Lake from Woodinville, Wash. His parents, Jerry and Sandy Klink, wanted a change of lifestyle, and through a lucky set of circumstances, in 1989, the ...

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Fishing for Steelhead at Rock Lake

Photo of Rock Lake in spring by Harley McAllister

Spokane is blessed with 76 regional lakes, and all of them harbor some combination of game fish. This can make choosing which lake to fish a little bit of a challenge. My family has had a degree of success fishing ...

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Managing Frustration while Learning to Fly Fish

Photo of the author by Derrick Knowles.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was standing in the knee-deep slack water of one of my favorite runs on the Spokane River. I was certain I had the right fly. I was certain that I was in ...

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Kids Fishing Day

Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Each year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife teams up with local organizations to host a kids’ fishing day at Clear Lake west of Spokane. This year’s event will be held May 6. The $10 registration fee gets young ...

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Fishing with Kids: Connecting Foster Kids with the Outdoors

Photo by Kaitlin Barnhart

What if they don’t catch a fish? I started to worry, but as the truck doors swung open and the boys filed out, I could see their bright smiles and it clicked: I knew we had already given these children ...

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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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