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FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014


TUESDAY, JULY 1, 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 ...

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

Unmanned aircraft banned from national parks

PUBLIC LANDS -- National Park Service lands across the United States, including the agency's national recreation areas such as Lake Roosevelt, are being ordered to prohibit launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and ...

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

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. ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

Mount Rainier welcomes Washingtonians home

TRAVEL -- Normally I'm thrilled and filled with hope for adventures to come when I return from a far away place and fly past Mount Rainier, the state's great "Welcome ...

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

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 ...

Avalanches delay Glacier Park plowing progress

PUBLIC LANDS -- Although hikers and walkers can advance farther beyond gates, snow-plowing crews have been able to open only 12.5 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park. The ...

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

Yellowstone Park roads opening to vehicles

PARKS – Snowplows at Yellowstone National Park opened the main road into Old Faithful over the weekend, marking the beginning of the spring tourist season. The East Entrance is scheduled to open ...

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014

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, APRIL 9, 2014

SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014

Apply: Youth Conservation Corps at Lake Roosevelt

NATIONAL PARKS -- Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area is accepting applications for eight positions in the 2014 summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program.   The positions will be at Spring Canyon, Fort ...

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 ...

THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 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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