Outdoors

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

North Cascades Highway to open Thursday

NATIONAL PARKS -- The party's almost over for bicyclists who've had long stretches of the North Cascades Highway all to themselves as road crews have been clearing snow from State ...

MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

North Cascades Highway clearing starts today

PARKS – Crews are scheduled to begin clearing snow from the North Cascades Highway today, March 31, Washington Transportation Department officials say. The mountainous stretch of Highway 20 could reopen by early ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

TUESDAY, DEC. 3, 2013

Snow closes North Cascades Highway for season

OUTDOOR TRAVEL -- After finding a 12-foot deep avalanche along a 150-foot stretch of highway below Liberty Bell Mountain this morning, the state Department of Transportation has decided to keep the ...

THURSDAY, OCT. 31, 2013

THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

Steens Mountain among Oregon’s top road trips

OUTDOORS TRAVEL -- If you're looking for an outdoors-related road trip, complete with opportunities for hiking, fishing and wildlife watching, consider the drive to Oregon's Steens Mountain. Zach Urness, outdoor ...

MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013

North Cascades Highway reopening today

OUTDOORS ACCESS -- The Washington Department of Transportation says the North Cascades Highway is reopening at 10 a.m. this morning. It was closed last week by severe mudslides near Rainy ...

MONDAY, AUG. 12, 2013

Hucking junk off mountains isn’t cool

ENVIRONMENT -- Go-Pro video cameras have recorded all sorts of stunts, but to see the company endorse the trashing of pristine mountain environments makes me want to gag and go ...

THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2013

Mega resort proposed for Canadian Rockies

MOUNTAINS -- A resort developement proposed along the edge of Canmore, Alberta, would be the largest in the history of the Canadian Rockers, according to a story in the Calgary ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013

FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2013

FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012

Photo: Mission Mountains in fall transition

PUBLIC LANDS -- The calm before the storm that brings on winter.  Montana outdoor photographer Jaime Johnson reminds us why we love mountains with this scene of the Mission Mountains ...

THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 19, 2012

TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011

Windy days risky for hiking at Mount Spokane

MOUNTAIN WEATHER -- "Today I hiked down to the Spokane Mountaineers chalet (near the cross-country ski trails) through knee-deep snow," said Holly Weiler, a club member and diehard hiker. "Then I ...

FRIDAY, NOV. 18, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

Why does a mountain’s shadow appear triangular?

MOUNTAINEERING -- Even experienced mountaineers have been stopped in their tracks occasionally by the rare sight of a triangular shadow darkening the landscape in the distance away from a major ...

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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