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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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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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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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Gear Flashback: A Gaiter Love Story

Young sporting his trusty gaiters. // Photo: S. Michael Bennett

Two months after we moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2008, the Inland Northwest received a heavy dump of fluffy snow. The morning after, my husband Young donned his cane snowshoes and vintage Outdoor Research Crocodile Gore-Tex and Cordura gaiters and ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: Jogging Stroller Bar Mitts


Before I ever decided to procreate, I never would have believed that one day I would be pushing my 30-pound progeny through ice, slush and snow in a high-tech stroller/bike cart/jogging stroller that’s more structurally sound than most of the ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: OTBT Providence Sneaker


These flat, stylish women’s sneakers are crafted with leather and rich fabrics and have a fabulous rear-entry Velcro closure that allows for easy tightening around the ankles. They are super warm and have surprisingly good traction, making them perfect for ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: Pearl Izumi Softshell Elite MTB Shoe Cover


I once went into a bike shop looking for some piece of gear to keep my toes from going numb while riding in the winter and had a shop mechanic suggest stuffing newspaper into my riding shoes. I appreciated the ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: Saucony Omni Reflex Running Tight


I asked for running tights for Christmas because I was tired of my legs freezing while sporting my usual 1990s grunge era shorts and long underwear running outfit, and this pair specifically because they are highly visible in the dark, ...

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Winter Adventure Gear: Oboz Bridger Insulated BDry Boot


It’s not easy to find a boot that can be everything in the winter. Unless you wear this one. I demoed these boots (with a touch of feminine fluff at the top) in a few real life scenarios: hiking, shoveling ...

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Apres: Moon Time: CDA’S Classic Post-Snow Sliding Watering Hole

Cassandra pours a cold one on a cold day. // Photo: Shallan Knowles.

After a day of snow-induced adrenaline, your face tingling with windburn and your body warm from hours of exertion, it’s time to find that comfort food and a relaxing drink with the right vibe. Moon Time on East Sherman Avenue ...

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