Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014

MONDAY, OCT. 13, 2014

Nature hikes make us happy, study confirms

HIKING -- British and American scientists have published new research showing that group nature walks help us combat stress while boosting mental well-being. Researchers from the University of Michigan and ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2014

Long-distance hikers gathering at Stampede Pass

HIKING -- Backpackers who've walked the walk are giving programs of enduring value this weekend during the 21st annual gathering of the American Long-Distance Hiking Association-West at Stampede Pass, Wash. ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014

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MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, AUG. 15, 2014

Record number of visitors to Glacier park in July

PUBLIC LANDS — National Park Service officials say July 2014 was the busiest that Glacier National Park has ever seen. The park service’s statistics office says nearly 700,000 people visited ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

Landers back in the saddle

OUT & ABOUT -- I've been out in the field, getting my Canadian Rocky Mountain high. I see some important news briefs need to be filed to catch up.  Coming ...

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014


MONDAY, JULY 7, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014

Graham Mountain hike overlooks Silver Valley

HIKING -- It's called Coal Creek Trail No. 41, leading up, steeply up in some places, roughly 6 miles from the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River road to Graham Mountain, elev. 5727 ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

Lightning: flashy way to die outdoors

OUTDOOR SAFETY -- Name the safest place to seek refuge if you are outdoors and a lighting storm moves in? Answer: An automobile -- totally safe, unless a tree blows down on ...

Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog


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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