The Value of Hiking

What is the economic value of hiking? Here is a 2007 report prepared by Jeannie Frantz, at the time an intern with the Washington Trails Association, and the University of Washington Political Science Department. The Value of Hiking It's seven pages of reading with...

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Backpacking School Begins March 16

Inter-Mountain Alpine Club members with years of experience teach an eight-week one night a week backpacking school that covers a wide range of topics and techniques in a series of indoor and outdoor sessions in March and April culminating in a final backpacking trip....

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Mountaineering School Begins March 3

IMAC climbing experts will put on a a nine-week school focused on teaching basic mountaineering skills starting March 3 at Columbia Basin College. Classes are on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM with practical hands-on sessions at an indoor climbing facility on Wednesdays...

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IMAC Winter Activities Schedule Available

Winter is coming and the first snow is beginning to fall in the mountains. The National Weather Service is predicting near average precipitation and slightly above warmer than average temperatures, which is likely to make for great winter outdoor recreation...

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Essential Gear for Camping – Forbes Magazine

I could not help but smile and I almost laughed out loud when reading this article:  Camping Checklist: Essential Gear for Camping, published in Forbes Magazine - a publication dedicated to wealthy people and their companies and lifestyle for the most part. They had...

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Mountain Safety Advice and Education

Excellent article on high altitude hiking and climbing safety with links to valuable climbing safety educational resources. Preventing accidents with hard-earned lessons-learned, comprehensive education, and practice with experienced people are are just a few of the...

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Best Prepackaged Backpacking Meals

There are a lot more options to the standard fare available at REI and the outdoor stores. You can also find and order them online. Here's a Google search on best prepackaged backpacking meals This will lead you to lots of articles at the common search engines, news...

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