Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014

Lifejackets aren’t for sissies

WATERSPORTS -- The season's barely begun and already two drownings have been reported from private rafting trips on Idaho's Salmon River. Neither victim was wearing a lifejacket on the RIVER ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 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. ...

FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014

Geocaching game launched on region’s forests

GEOCACHING -- The Colville National Forest and partners in the Upper Columbia region are setting up a summer geocaching game geared to families. From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, ...

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014


Dragoon Campground reopening north of Spokane

CAMPING -- The closure sign for Dragoon Creek Campground was removed Wednesday after this photo was snapped and the campground is scheduled to open Friday in time for the Memorial ...

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014

Nine Mile boat launch improvements complete

BOATING – Boat launch renovations at Nine Mile Recreation Area, 11226 W. Charles Rd., on Lake Spokane (Long Lake) have been completed and the site is open for the season. Riverside State ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

Hear sounds under night sky at Steamboat Rock

CAMPING -- In case you've forgotten what it's like to camp out under the stars, Spokane photographer Craig Goodwin reminds us by devoting a sleepless night using his camera and recording night sounds at ...

MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014

Panhandle National Forests raise camping fees

PUBLIC LANDS -- The cost of camping or using pay-for-use recreation sites on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests will increase this season, generally $1 to $2 per use.   Read on ...

THURSDAY, APRIL 24, 2014

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 2014

St. Joe River campground host sought

CAMPING – A campground host is being sought for the Huckleberry Campground along the St. Joe River 30 miles east of St. Maries, Idaho. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

Mica Bay Boater Park closed for tree removal

BOATING -- The Mica Bay Boater Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene has been closed temporarily until hazardous trees can be removed, according to the Bureau of Land Management Coeur d’Alene Field ...

THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 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, MARCH 26, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

Clearwater National Forest proposes fee increases

PUBLIC LANDS -- Anyone who'd been paying attention to the federal budget and cutbacks in recreation funding shouldn't be surprised at today's announcement from the Clearwater National Forest. Officials propose ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Lessons from rafting the Canyon: pee bottle

CAMPING -- Urine management is required on rivers, but it's also worth consideration on virtually any camping trip where a vault toilet isn't close by camp. I thought about this ...

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

THURSDAY, FEB. 6, 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, FEB. 5, 2014

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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