Mineral Ridge Trail a quick fix for hikers

HIKING -- David Taylor, who's already sampled some of the region's choice early season trails, made an early morning hike today on the Mineral Ridge Trail, which starts from the ...

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

Photo: Labrador retriever, or a beaver?

DOGS -- It's not hunting season and there are no tennis balls around so... Teri Pieper of Twisp has an endless source of entertainment in this Lab.   Next:  The entire ...


Spokane Mountaineers take another group higher

CLIMBING -- More than 50 students and instructors followed the steps of tradition to the top of Stevens Peak last weekend during the annual Spokane Mountaineers Mountain School overnight snow practice near ...

California to consider listing wolf endangered

ENDANGERED SPECIES --  A state board is considering endangered species status for the gray wolf endangered species status, giving it a chance at returning to California in significant numbers after a decades-long hiatus. ...


Kids Fishing day sign-up due April 18

FISHING – More than 1,000 fishing rods have been rigged up by volunteer sportsmen to hand out to about 950 kids ages 5-14 in the annual Kids Fishing event at ...

BLM opens Escure Ranch road to Towell Falls

PUBLIC LANDS -- The gate has been opened temporarily at Escure Ranch to allow motor vehicles to drive the road less than three miles into Towell Falls, the U.S. Bureau of ...

Mica Bay Boater Park closed for tree removal

BOATING -- The Mica Bay Boater Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene has been closed temporarily until hazardous trees can be removed, according to the Bureau of Land Management Coeur d’Alene Field ...

Wenaha River trail in full bloom for hikers

BACKPACKING -- This has been a perfect week to backpack the Wenaha River trail into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness. Here's what Paul Knowles, Spokane County Parks planner, had to say after ...

UI summer science camps let nature be teacher

NATURE -- The University of Idaho is offering summer science camps that allow youths grades 6 through 11 to go outdoors for hands-on discovery. Enrollment is open for students interested in spending ...

Rich Landers

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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. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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