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TUESDAY, OCT. 24, 2017

FILE – Mount Spokane in December 2003. (Steve  Thompson / The Spokesman-Review)

Sno-Park season coming at Mount Spokane State park

WINTERSPORTS – Sno-Park permits will be required on vehicles parking at Mount Spokane State Park trailheads starting with the first significant snowfalls that require plowing, said Jerry Johnson, park ranger. Until then, Washington Discover Passes will suffice, he said. Usually significant snowfall occurs by Thanksgiving,...

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MONDAY, OCT. 23, 2017

TUESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2017

TUESDAY, AUG. 1, 2017

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017


TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2017

A gray wolf is photographed at 11:58 a.m. on March 30, 2017, on Mount Spokane with the ski runs of Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park in the background. (Hank Seipp / Western Wildlife Conservation)

Photo: Wolf roams Mount Spokane State Park ski area 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- For the second consecutive year, a Spokane man's motion-activated trail camera has captured images of a wolf in Mount Spokane State Park, confirming sightings of wolves and wolf tracks that nordic skiers have been reporting with more frequency for several years. The...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017

MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016


MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016

Oct. 10 at about 4800' elevation, snowman-weather in the Inland Northwest; Mount Spokane in the background. (Ed Cairns)

Snowman arrives at Mount Spokane

SEASONS -- As I reported this morning, the Summit Road to the top of Mount Spokane was closed, at least temporarily, today because of snow that fell last night. Mount Spokane State Park officials said the Summit Road will reopen if the snow melts before...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 9, 2016

THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2016

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016

The Landers family enjoys a day hike through the blooming beargrass on Mount Spokane circa 1996. (Rich Landers)

Beargrass bloom peaking at Mount Spokane

TRAILS -- "The beargrass bloom is amazing right now," Mount Spokane State Park Manager Steve Christensen said today. "This is the weekend to come up and enjoy them. They're as good as I've ever seen them." There's more than one reason to head up soon...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.