Outdoors blog archive for Dec. 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2011


WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2011


TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2011


MONDAY, DEC. 26, 2011


Snowshoeing is another popular activity in the West Glacier area. (Darrin Schreder / Courtesy Glacier Country Tourism)

Activities abound for nordic skiers, snowshoers 

WINTER SPORTS -- Free-heel skiers and snowshoers have plenty of events to sample in the next two weeks. Among them: Snowshoeing activites organized by Spokane Parks and Recreation include: Winter survival youth camp, Dec. 28-29, to learn snowshoeing and snow shelter building skills. Mount Spokane...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 25, 2011


SATURDAY, DEC. 24, 2011



FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011


Following snow covered Forest Service roads snowmobilers gain elevation and access to outstanding off-trail powder, terrain, snow bowls, and scenery. (Craig Hill)

Avalanche advisory: Big transition expected 

WINTER SPORTS -- The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center has offered suggestions for winter backcountry travelers in its weekly advisory posted today. Overall, conditions are fairly safe -- for now! "Be cautious near ridgelines and where wind deposited snow is deeper and possibly firmer overlying a...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2011




WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2011





Pronghorns are among many western wildlife species that depend on migration routes to survive the four seasons.  (Wildlife Conservation Society)

Report: many western species need room to roam

WILDLIFE -- A conservation group is putting a Spotlight on wildlife migrations. Wildlife Conservation Society report tracks migration routes in the West In its new report, "Spectacular Migrations in the Western U.S.," (pdf) the Wildlife Conservation Society discusses the importance of maintaining ecologically intact corridors...

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Wolverines live up to tough reputation

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- A recent study published in the Journal of Wildlife Management confirmed that wolverines regularly patrol a vast mountain territory. Eight years of radio-tracking 30 individual wolverines in the Rocky Mountains has provided an abundance of new data about the world's largest member...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.





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