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TUESDAY, JULY 8, 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

THURSDAY, NOV. 14, 2013

It was a 65ish day on Scotchman Peak

HIKING  -- Jim Mellen, a hyperactive North Idaho member of the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, celebrated his 65th birthday on Wednesday by hiking Forest Service Trail 65 for the 7-mile ...

TUESDAY, AUG. 6, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Hiker and dog highlight State of the Scotchmans gathering

 WILDERNESS -- Long-distance hikers Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa and his dog, Karluk, will make a keynote presentation highlighting the annual State of the Scotchman's gathering Friday to update the pubic on the campaign for winning wilderness designation for ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

North Idaho botanical study needs survey volunteers

PUBLIC LANDS -- OUTSURVEY – Forest Service botanical studies in Lake Pend Oreille’s Lightning Creek drainage are recruiting volunteers for summer surveys. Helpers will monitor trails for noxious weeds and ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2013

Wilderness films make case for Scotchmans

p> PUBLIC LANDS -- Two short documentaries about the grassroots effort to secure wilderness status for the Scotchman Peaks northeast of Lake Pend Oreille will be presented Thursday (April 25) ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2013

THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013

Winter treks led by Scotchman Peaks group

WINTER SPORTS -- Tracking critters with a naturalist, studying winter ecology and a ladies-only snowshoe trek into an ancient cedar grove are among a dozen outings the public can join in ...


Volunteers to be trained for wolverine research

WILDLIFE -- A training workshop will be held Saturday in Sandpoint for volunteers planning to help wildlife researchers monitor wolverines, lynx and fishers in North Idaho this winter. The Friends ...

MONDAY, OCT. 22, 2012

Vote online to boost North Idaho wolverine study

WILDLIFE RESEARCH -- The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness once again is asking people to vote online before Sunday (Oct. 28) to help the group garner $27,600 in requested grants from Zoo ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 2012

Join the group for hikes to area’s wild spots

TRAILS -- Conservation groups throughout the region are scheduling guided group hikes to introduce outdoor enthusiasts to choice wild areas throughout the region. Following are some of the upcoming options ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 2010

Winter sport clinics and films in Sandpoint

WINTER SPORTS -- The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks and Idaho Conservation League are sponsoring a winter backcountry film festival Friday and winter outdoor skills workshops on Saturday in Sandpoint.Winter backcountry films ...

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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