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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012

MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012

Avalanche advisory: watch out on the steeps

WINTER SPORTS -- "Snowfall continues in the mountains and the riding conditions Thursday were superb," reports Kevin Davis of the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center after his North Idaho mountains snow ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012

FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2012

Avalanche advisory: Mountains loaded with powder

WINTER SPORTS -- Wonderful deep powder is calling all backcountry snow worshipers today, and the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center is recommending that you go and get after it -- but consider staying ...

FRIDAY, FEB. 24, 2012

THURSDAY, FEB. 23, 2012

Avalanche survivor: ‘We weren’t being idiots’

WINTER SPORTS -- Elyse Saugstad, who survived the Stevens Pass-area avalanche that killed three of her skiing companions on Sunday, provided more details about the event in a followup interview with the Anchorage ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2012

Why should we comment on avalanche tragedy?

WINTER SPORTS -- Like other commentary's on Sunday's avalanche fatalities in the North Cascades, my column today is getting some people to think and learn. Other readers are reacting emotionally and telling writers ...

MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2012



FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2012

Avalanche advisory: storm could prompt changes

WINTER SPORTS -- New snow this week has created good sliding conditions for skiers and snowmobiles. But The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center's weekly advisory cites conditions and areas of concern ...

FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012

Avalanche advisory: Two weak layers to consider

WINTER SPORTS -- The region's mountain snowpack is stabilizing, but snow-goers must be aware of a couple of weak layers, says Kevin Davis in the Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center weekly avalanche advisory ...

FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012


Avalanche advisory: where to go, what to avoid

WINTER SPORTS -- Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center technicians found great riding and sliding conditions in the mountains during their Thursday survey, but they also found areas to avoid, according to the ...

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012

FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2012

FRIDAY, DEC. 23, 2011

Avalanche advisory: Big transition expected

WINTER SPORTS -- The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center has offered suggestions for winter backcountry travelers in its weekly advisory posted today. Overall, conditions are fairly safe -- for now! "Be ...

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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