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Oregon Outback

Photo by Hank Greer.

I really enjoy the quiet and isolation of bike packing through the countryside. The Oregon Outback Route offers a lot of that. Connecting Klamath Falls with the confluence of the Deschutes and Columbia rivers, the Outback route follows rail trail, ...

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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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Biomimicry: Learning from Nature for a Better Future

Photo by Summer Hess.

Janine Benyus wanted to capture how processes in the natural world had inspired sustainable solutions to complicated design challenges, so she authored the book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature in 1997. Twenty years later, biomimicry is a key strategy in ...

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Eastside-Westside I-90 Adventure Detours

Photo by Summer Hess.

Binge driving from Spokane to Seattle and back in a weekend can desensitize us to the beauty of central Washington and the I-90 corridor. But once a year it’s worth tapping the brakes on the east-west blitz. Adding a day ...

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Peak Bagging in the Wallowas

Photo of Matterhorn by Paul Chisholm.

The scene that greeted us in Joseph, Oregon, wasn’t the one we expected. Sure, the snowcapped peaks loomed over the quaint, old-timey storefront—vestiges of the town’s history as a timber and agriculture hub. But there were also cars—old, impossibly shiny ...

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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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Gold Creek: An Adventure Lodge on Lake Pend Oreille

Photo by S. Michael Bennett.

Tucked away in the woods just two miles from where Gold Creek splashes into Lake Pend Oreille sits an exceptional retreat: the Gold Creek Lodge. The almost ghost town of Lakeview is close by, a reminder of the gold rush ...

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Find Authentic Adventure on the PNW Coast in Westport, Washington

Photo by Phil Linden.

There are plenty of places along the Pacific Northwest coast to experience run-of-the-mill tourist beach town amenities for people who are only looking to drive the local sites, poke around polished tourist traps, and maybe do a little beachcombing. Visiting ...

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