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Deep snow leaves clean view of Quartz Mountain lookout

Quartz Mountain lookout stands above a deep April 2011 snowpack in Mount Spokane State Park. (Cris Currie)
Quartz Mountain lookout stands above a deep April 2011 snowpack in Mount Spokane State Park. (Cris Currie)

STATE PARKS -- A good clean photo of the Quartz Mountain lookout in Mount Spokane State Park is difficult to achieve without getting the darned outhouse in the picture, said Cris Currie, head of the Friends of Mount Spokane State Park.

But this year's deep snowpack spelled RELIEF.

"The outhouse is completely covered by snow!" he said, flushed with enthusiasm after skiing to the the peak's summit this week and getting the purest shot of the lookout he's ever seen.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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