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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 ...

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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 ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 2014

Injured hiker had to fend off bears

HIKING -- Bears have always been good at smelling opportunity. A hiker who fell, broke his leg and dislocated his shoulder in the North Cascades last weekend said he had to fend ...

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014


Snow slowly receding, exposing high-country trails

HIKING -- Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker celebrated the summer solstice by checking out the Grouse Mountain Trail in the Cabinet Mountains for an upcoming project by the Idaho Trails Association.  They ...

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

New map published for Cabinet Mountains Wilderness

PUBLIC LANDS -- A new Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map, highlighting about 80 trails, has been published by conservation groups celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. “The last Forest Service ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014

Father sets bar high as hiking/parenting role model

HIKING -- What's  your excuse for not getting your son or daughter out on the trail lately? James Geier, a retired law enforcement officer, celebrated Fathers Day by hiking with his 18-year-old son, ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014

PCT trail record setter checks out Sandpoint

HIKING -- The woman who set the 60-day, self-supported, speed-hiking record for the 2700-mile Pacific Crest Trail in 2013 was in Sandpoint Wednesday to give a presentation for the annual ...

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

Hikers find forest trails still plugged with snow

HIKING -- April is prime time for exploring lowland river trails or routes through Eastern Washington's scablands. Here are just a few suggestions, with details in the guidebook, Day Hiking Eastern ...

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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