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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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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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Rogers Pass Splitboarding : Touring Legendary Terrain Near Revelstoke, B.C.

Splitboarders heading up into the Rogers Pass wilds. // Photo: Larry Banks

Mike Meru’s flight into Spokane was late as the snow fell hard. Concern about the flight quickly faded during the drive to Revelstoke, B.C., which is a seven-hour drive in the best conditions. Meru, a splitboarder from Salt Lake City, ...

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New Chairlift Coming to Whitewater Ski Resort

Photo: Phil Best. Photo courtesy of Whitewater Ski Resort.

Whitewater Ski Resort in Nelson, B.C., has announced a new upgrade for the 2017/2018 ski season. This summer the resort will be replacing the original chairlift, the Summit Chair, with a new Leitner-Poma fixed grip quad chairlift. The new ride ...

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Cross-Country Skiing: A Beginner’s Tale

Snow curls can be enjoyed when on the XC sticks. // Photo: Nick Thomas

Since high school I had been a snowboarder, but until recently, I had never skied. Snowboarding just came easily, and my friends were ditching their skis for boards. Mostly, I liked that my legs couldn’t go in opposite directions. But ...

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Off the Beaten Path: The Quirky Charm of Scottish Lakes High Camp

Scottish High Lakes Camp = Awesome! // Photo: Larry Mishkar

This was a curious dogsled. Our 75-pound dog wiggled in my lap as we sat behind our driver. Behind us, my husband hung on upright to the rear of the snowmobile, dogsled-style. Behind him was an attached sled that held ...

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