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Ride the Lake Pend Oreille Water Shuttle from Bayview

Photo of captain Wes Jones by Joel Riner.

Since the 1860s, boats have been delivering mail to residents who live in rural areas on Lake Pend Oreille. The steamer Mary Moody was the first official mail carrier; today, the mail is delivered six days a week by Wes ...

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Back of Beyond: Stehekin Camping on Lake Chelan

Photo of Stehekin Valley by Nick Thomas.

It never ceases to surprise me that there are so many unique and out-of-the-way places in the Inland Northwest. Stehekin, Wash., is one such place, and getting there is an adventure in its own right. Because we made the trip ...

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5 Sweet Swimming Beaches

  Seeking a nice beach for lounging and bookreading? A swimming area for your young children to wade and a sandy or rocky beach for digging? Load up the kids’ PFDs, floaties and beach toys for a visit to these favorite local beaches. City Beach at Lake Pend Oreille – Sandpoint, Idaho Conveniently located in the ...

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SUP Rents

Photo of paddle boarder courtesy of SUP Rents.

A few years back, Scott Allen was on a family vacation in San Diego, California, with plans to do some stand up paddleboarding on Mission Bay. The experience he had on that vacation left him unsatisfied with his board rental ...

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Centennial Beer Chase (October 7)

Photo courtesy of Cascade Relays.

It’s simple math: local craft beer + running buddies + Centennial Trail = good times. This winning formula led to the birth of the Centennial Beer Chase in the fall of 2016. The event returns this year on October 7, ...

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Fitness Training with Your Own DIY Multi-Sport Challenges

Photo of swimmer by Summer Hess.

The number of race options in the world is enough to excite and, in some cases, overwhelm athletes. There are road races, themed races like the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Color Me Rad, charity races like Race for the ...

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Campfire Cooking: Over-the-fire Recipes for Tasty Meals Under the Stars

Photo: Amy S. McCaffree

Becoming a good camp cook using the open flames of a campfire can be easy with the right equipment, ingredients, and recipes and a little preparation. Here are some tips and recipes to get you started. Equipment and Tools Having ...

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Mission Mountain Lake Hikes

Photo of Hemlock Lake by Aaron Theisen.

The Mission Mountains make a familiar sight to travelers between Missoula and Flathead Lake, their serrated, snow-draped peaks, crowned by 9,280-foot McDonald Peak and its dozen or so neighbors in the 9,000-foot club. Despite appearing impassible to travel, the Missions boast some of the most easily rewarding, high-country ...

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The North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation Gets a New Director

The North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation recently hired Todd Dunfield as its new executive director. Dunfield took over the job last month, and he’s already working on some big projects. “The Centennial Trail is a regional treasure because it connects ...

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