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TUESDAY, NOV. 28, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 14, 2017

FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 2017

TUESDAY, NOV. 7, 2017

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. 9, 2017

TUESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2017

Some snow showed up on Sherman Pass on September 19, 2017. (Washington Department of Transportation)

Tracking snow at Sherman Pass this morning

WINTERSPORTS -- Skiers and snowshowers shouldn't get too excited, but Eastern Washington hunters at least ought to be thrilled to see moisture in the form of snow at Sherman Pass this morning. At elevation 5,575 feet, Sherman Pass is the highest pass in Washington that's...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 1, 2017

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017

Climber Bryson Williams of Spokane enjoys the view from the top of Harrison Peak looking south along the Selkirk Crest on June 11, 2017.
 (Benjamin Read)

View from top of Harrison Peak worth the slog

CLIMBING -- The Selkirk Mountains in Idaho continue to open their arms to adventurers willing to tough out spring transition conditions in the high country. On Sunday, Bryson Williams of Spokane and North Idaho resident Benjamin Read boot-slogged with ropes and other climbing gear four...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017

TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017

Skiers make a spring ascent of Mount St. Helens. (Hillary Landers)

Mount St. Helens ripe for ski ascent, descent

MOUNTAINEERING -- While spring flowers are sprouting and blooming in the lowlands, some of Washington's high mountains are in prime conditions for ski mountaineering. That's the word received today from my favorite youngest daughter, who said her Saturday adventure in Mount St. Helens National Volcanic...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

Schweitzer skiers were swimming in powder on Feb. 28, 2017. (Schweitzer Mountain Resort)

Schweitzer extends season under big dump of powder

WINTERSPORTS -- People who had Tuesday free to ski seem to have smiles permanently plastered to their faces today. Jim Mellen of Sandpoint succinctly described the powder conditions at Schweitzer on his Facebook page as, "Best. Day. Ever." The region's resorts have been smothered in...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

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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.