The Spokane Mountaineers are grandfathered in as the sole private property owner in Mt. Spokane State Park. The club owns 40 timbered acres, including a year-round lodging and recreation facility near the summit. The "Chalet" has a magnificent view of the Brickle Creek drainage into Spirit Lake, Idaho, and is a great jumping-off point for skiing, hiking, and other activities. In addition to the main floor's kitchen, dining area, and a living room, there is a sleeping loft on the upper level with bunk beds. Two wood burning stoves and a fireplace provide heat. There is no running water. The outhouse is nice, as outhouses go.
All of this luxury is available at no cost to Spokane Mountaineers and their guests. You must, however, obtain a lockbox code from a member of the Board of Trustees, a club officer, or a member of the Chalet Committee if you wish to visit when the Chalet is not scheduled to be open.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."