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Scotchman Peaks Wilderness advocates lobbying on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C., include Phil Hough of the Friends of the Scotchman Peak Wilderness, Bonner County Commissioner Cary Kelly and Bob Boeh, Idaho Forest Group’s vice president of government affairs. (Courtesy)

Scotchman Peaks advocates lobbying Congress

WILDERNESS – Advocates for the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, including a county commissioner and a timber industry representative, have been in Washington, D.C., this week lobbying Congress. The 88,000-acre area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille has received widespread support, including an endorsement by the Bonner...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 12, 2016

TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 2015

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

The Ross Creek Scenic Area’s ancient cedars are among gems that would be protected in the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness straddling the Montana-Idaho border. (ROB CHANEY)

Bonner County digs deep to oppose wilderness

PUBLIC LANDS -- Bonner County Commissioners got most of what they wanted in changes to recommended wilderness in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests revised management plan just released this fall. But they want more. I mean they want less. Actually, they want none. SANDPOINT, Idaho...

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MONDAY, AUG. 26, 2013

A mountain goat with a healing wound in its right front shoulder approaches hikers on the summit of Scotchman Peak in August 2013.  (Rich Landers)

Mountain goat shoulder wound likely from fight

WILDLIFE -- My Sunday Outdoors story about the consequences of food-conditioning wildlife mentions the 2010 incident in which a hiker in Olympic National Park bled to death after being gored in the thigh by an aggressive mountain goat. The horns on a mountain goat are...

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FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

Mountain goats walk around Hillary Landers near the top of Scotchman Peak northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. (Rich Landers)

Peak experience for mountain goats 

HIKING -- The greeting party was there, as usual on top of Scotchman Peak on Thursday, rewarding my daughter and me for our steep 7-mile-round-trip hike from the northeast corner of Lake Pend Oreille. Mountain goats that live on the Idaho peak towering above Clark...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011

TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2011

FRIDAY, AUG. 26, 2011

THURSDAY, AUG. 25, 2011


Mountain goat on Scotchman Peak. (Phil Hough)

Snow sloggers find company on Scotchman Peak

HIKING -- Deb Hunsicker and Phil Hough know their way around Scotchman Peak northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. As members of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness the couple has hiked up the namesake peak numerous times. Their intimacy with the mountain paid off...

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Trillium -- would this be a winnner in the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks hiker photo contest? (Deb Hunsicker)

Scotchman friends honor shutterbugs on hikes

HIKING -- The annual summer series of group hikes organized by the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will is giving participants something to focus on besides exploring potential wilderness areas in the Cabinet Mountains northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. Each volunteer-led hike has its...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 22, 2011

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