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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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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Photo of Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Spokane Riverkeeper is hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival for the third year on Thursday, May 4 at the Garland Theater thanks in large part to sponsors Mountain Gear and Patagonia. The film festival includes 90 minutes of films ...

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Canyon Canoeing at Bonnie Lake

It was midweek halfway through spring when we rumbled along a dusty road south of Cheney with our rented EWU canoe humming atop our station wagon. We reached the put-in spot down wonderfully named Hole-In-the-Ground Road. There, Rock Creek meanders ...

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The Columbia River: A Paddler’s Recreational Paradise (February 19, Spokane Convention Center)

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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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Watersports

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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SUP Wild: Paddleboarding the Idaho Backcountry

It wasn’t until the night before the trip that I started to think about the feasibility of what I had planned. My girlfriend Carly and I were organizing our gear and starting to load our packs. Inside went the normal ...

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No Boat? No Problem—Enjoy the Boating Life Without the Cost

For three months of the year, the lakes of North Idaho are teeming with swimmers, paddleboards, and a wide range of motorized and nonmotorized boats. Once considered a pastime for the wealthy, boating is now more accessible than ever to ...

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7 Great Paddling Lakes

WASHINGTON Horseshoe Lake: Members of the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club consider this small lake (128 acres) one of the best for paddling. It’s a designated no-wake lake with a 5 mph speed limit located in Pend Oreille County 4 ...

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