Outdoors

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. ...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, 2014

Plan ahead for free entry at federal, state lands

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. ...

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

MONDAY, AUG. 18, 2014

THURSDAY, AUG. 14, 2014

Plan ahead for free entry at federal, state lands

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. ...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13, 2014

BLM bans campfires on its Eastern Washington lands

PUBLIC LANDS --  Extreme fire danger has prompted the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to join Washington state agencies in prohibiting campfires in Eastern Washington, including in developed recreation areas. ...

THURSDAY, AUG. 7, 2014

Lyons Ferry water clears; beach reopened

CAMPING --The  swimming area and beach at Lyons Ferry Park has been reopened today after test results received this afternoon showed the water was again safe for in-water recreation. The ...



FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014

TUESDAY, JULY 15, 2014

Lightning storms start fires in Washington forests

PUBLIC LANDS --Monday's afternoon thunderstorms led to many lightning strikes across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and surrounding lands starting several new fires, the Forest Service reports.  Response crews were dispatched ...

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014

Lake Spokane Campground closed during wildfire

CAMPING -- The Lake Spokane Campground, formerly operated by the Washington Department of Natural Resources, has been closed by state officials as they fight a nearby wildfire in Stevens County. ...

TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

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 ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Geocaching 101 class offered Wednesday

NAVIGATION -- A free Geocaching 101 Class is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The class is geared to people who want to learn the basics of the engaging high-tech hide-and-seek game using ...

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

Groups highlight trail projects past and future

PUBLIC LANDS – Volunteer trail projects past and future will be highlighted in a program by the Spokane Mountaineers and Washington Trails Association on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m., at ...

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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