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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Daryl Farmer in Bojangles, his rowboat built for an attempt at rowing across the Pacific Ocean in 2014. (Earthrace Conservation)

Rower to challenge Pacific crossing record

BOATING -- Daryl Farmer, 39, from West Sussex, England, is planning an attempt to set another world record by solo rowing 2,100 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean from California to Hawaii as a competitor in the first Great Pacific Race beginning in Monterey in...

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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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Muir Project film refreshing look at adventure

BACKPACKING -- Most of us have marveled at the Radical Reels-type films of hard-bodied and sometimes weak-thinking adventurers challenging themselves to the limits of life and death to climb mountains or plunge off waterfalls in kayaks or cliffs on skis... whatever. That's why I find...

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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

Idaho wolf packs documented at the end of 2012 by Idaho Fish and Game Department monitoring efforts. (Idaho Department of Fish and Game)

Senators skeptical of IDFG wolf count numbers 

PREDATORS — State senators questioned the accuracy of Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s report on the number of wolves in Idaho during a hearing today in Boise. Officials say there were 683 wolves in the state at the end of 2012 and preliminary numbers...

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Outdoor Retailer groups demo new winter gear

WINTER SPORTS -- The annual Outdoor Retailer winter expo brings out the latest outdoor gear for a show in Salt Lake City. There's cool stuff to explore, and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is speaking to the manufacturers and retailers on hand as the show opens...

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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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