Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 2014

FRIDAY, JAN. 31, 2014

Letter-writing party to oppose Upper Lochsa plan

Several groups opposed to the Upper Lochsa Land Exchange are hosting a letter-writing party to Idaho's congressional delegation beginning at 4 p.m. Thursday (Feb 6) at the Garden Lounge in Moscow. The proposed exchange would trade 40,000 acres of commercial timberland owned by Western Pacific...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014

MONDAY, JAN. 27, 2014

Josh Rindal of Spokane snowmobiles along the beach out of Nome, Alaska, at sunset after his 1,100 snowmobile trip along the Iditarod Trail.   (Bob Jones)

10 tips for safer snowmobiling

WINTER SPORTS -- An insurance company compiled this list of safety tips for snowmobilers based on data of what most often goes wrong. Heed these guidelines and you'll stay out of the wrong column of the insurance company's statistics. Be aware of the conditions and...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 24, 2014

This undated image shows author Richard Holm’s Cessna 185 preparing for takeoff at Soldier Bar in Idaho. (Associated Press)

Wilderness planes topic at Selway benefit

PUBLIC LANDS -- Richard Holm, author of “Bound for the Backcountry,” will present a program on the history of aviation in Idaho’s backcountry to highlight the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation's eighth annual Winter Gathering and Fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 6 p.m. in the...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014

Fat-biking event to celebrate Ground Hog Day

WINTER SPORTS -- The region's first bicycling event of the year will bring out fat bikes to celebrate Groundhog Day at St. Maries, Idaho. The Groundhog Day Fat Bike Festival is technically called Murmelteirtagfettfahrradsfest, which the organizers enjoy pointing out is a German-named ride on...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2014

Dog poop along snowshoeing route at Mount Spokane State Park. (Warren D. Walker)

Dogs leaving their mark on Mount Spokane 

WINTER SPORTS -- The trend toward more dogs, linked to the growing popularity of snowshoeing, is getting easier to track at Mount Spokane State Park. And sometimes you might track it into your car. Snowshoer Warren D. Walker posted several photos of dog poop he...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014

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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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