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Fishing with Kids: Connecting Foster Kids with the Outdoors

Photo by Kaitlin Barnhart

What if they don’t catch a fish? I started to worry, but as the truck doors swung open and the boys filed out, I could see their bright smiles and it clicked: I knew we had already given these children ...

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11 Ideas for Family Fun in the Great Outdoors

Photo of West Valley Outdoor Learning Center.

1) Hike or Bike in Palisades Park: This 700-acre nature park west of Spokane has awesome views of the city and several trails for hiking or biking. Kids will especially enjoy Indian Canyon’s Mystic Falls. A park map is available ...

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Spring & Summer Outdoor Events for All Ages

Lilac Century Bike Ride (April 30, 2017) Like SpokeFest in the spring, the Lilac Century Bike Ride is a great way to kick off the biking season with the whole family in a fun, safe and friendly environment. The Lilac ...

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Learning from a Mountain: Grit and Resilience

Whether it’s awakening early enough to be at the mountain by 9 a.m., keeping track of and carrying one’s own gear, or standing up from a precarious fallen-down position without assistance – these types of challenges help children acquire essential ...

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Family Fun on Snowshoes

“Hey, kids, want to float on some deep snow?” This question should get them excited for snowshoeing, one of the easiest and least expensive winter recreation options. Beccie White, of Spokane, and her husband, Chris, started snowshoeing with their two ...

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Five Must-Have Items for Year-Round Outdoor Families

How much gear does an outdoor family need to have fun and stay comfortable outside all year long without breaking the bank and focusing too much on flashy things? These five items top our list. Dedicated play clothes: Equip children ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Family

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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Make Bringing Home Your Christmas Tree an Adventure to Remember

It’s easy to stop by the big-box store to pick up a Christmas tree from a parking lot full of trees that were shipped in from elsewhere to the concrete jungle, but how much holiday spirit do you get out ...

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Take Your Kids Skiing in Two States at Lookout Pass

Skiing or snowboarding with your children anywhere other than the bunny hill is an adventure in itself. A big mountain of new terrain awaits you on those intermediate runs and eventually black diamond ones. A great, and sometimes frustrating, aspect ...

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What it Means to be a Ski Racing Family

Like other team sports, ski racing requires serious commitment and support from both children and their parents. Out There Monthly interviewed Teri Tucker and Paul Ainsworth, whose two sons – Hayden and Owen, both age 11 – will soon begin ...

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