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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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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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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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Hangman Creek Project Completes First Year

Walk along Hangman Creek and you can be with ghosts of the Columbia Mammoth, giant salmon, red band trout, and the Native Americans, immigrants, and settlers who once called the valley home. Today the nine stream-mile stretch of the creek ...

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DustBuster Thru-hikes the AT One Year after Finishing the PCT

Photo courtesy of Lauren Nichols.

Two major trails in two years. Lauren “DustBuster” Nichols finished the Appalachian Trail on August 5, just four months and five days after she started. She hiked the Pacific Crest Trail last year with her husband, Travis, and the trip ...

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Bead Lake, Colville National Forest

Photo of Bead Lake by Holly Weiler.

It’s wonderful to save Bead Lake for the shoulder season, when the majority of the boaters have placed their pleasure crafts into winter storage and the mosquitoes have quieted down. There are usually a few warm days in September when ...

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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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Hangman Creek Project: New Trail Proposed along Spokane’s Hangman Creek

Walk along Hangman Creek and you can be with ghosts of the Columbia Mammoth, giant salmon, red band trout, and the Native Americans, immigrants, and settlers who once called the valley home. Today the nine stream-mile stretch of the creek ...

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