Outdoors

FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

Most nordic routes groomed at 4th of July Pass

WINTER SPORTS -- Here's today's grooming report for Fourth of July Pass cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails from Geoff Harvey of the Panhandle Nordic Club: The last warm system that ...

THURSDAY, FEB. 27, 2014


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 2014

Outdoor industry applauds Inslee’s initiative

OUTDOOR RECREATION -- The Outdoor Industry Association has high praise for Gov. Jay Inslee's recent executive order creating a blue-ribbon task force to support outdoor recreation in Washington state.   Inslee’s task force demonstrates the state’s commitment ...

TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014


Backcountry skiers get away from it all

WINTER SPORTS -- Altough recent winter storms have made mountain slopes unsafe for winter travel in some areas, snow-goers who know how to pick stable terrain are having a ball. ...

THURSDAY, FEB. 20, 2014

Epic snow conditions at area ski resorts

WINTER SPORTS -- Storms that have rendered the region's mountains sketchy for winter travel because of avalanche danger are leaving the controlled slopes of area ski resorts with stellar snow ...

Huge Canada avalanche prompts warnings

WINTER SPORTS -- Recent weather is creating hazards. Be careful out there. Massive avalanche in B.C. prompts warnings there and in Alberta The Canadian Avalanche Centre issued a high-hazard warning for ...


Another powder skier suffocates in tree well

WINTER SPORTS -- It happened last week at Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana, and now another report from Wednesday of a Washington skier without a partner falling into a powder ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014


Sport of contrasts: ski hard, shoot straight

WINTER SPORTS -- Biathlon is a sport that mixes the oil and water of revving up the heartbeat with aerobic cross-country skiing and then asking your circulatory system to calm down ...

TUESDAY, JAN. 28, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22, 2014

Outdoor Retailer groups demo new winter gear

WINTER SPORTS -- The annual Outdoor Retailer winter expo brings out the latest outdoor gear for a show in Salt Lake City. There's cool stuff to explore, and  Interior Secretary ...

MONDAY, JAN. 20, 2014

4th of July Pass nordic trails groomed

WINTER SPORTS -- Snowshoers and cross-country skiers have some decent opportunities this week at Fourth of July Pass.  Here's today's grooming report from Geoff Harvey of the Panhandle Nordic Club: ...


Mount Spokane skiers rise above it all

WINTER SPORTS -- Pity everyone who has no way out from the gloom of the lowlands. A few folks are choosing to rise above the persistent fog by heading to their favorite ski ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 15, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 14, 2014

Recent outdoors stories in the Spokesman-Review

Ski areas confront boom of free-heeled freeloaders Backcountry Film Festival coming to Spkane, CdA Avalanche threat not apparent to victim RVs kick off outdoor show season Field reports: Free entry ...

MONDAY, JAN. 13, 2014

Montana ski resorts smothered in powder

WINTER SPORTS -- While much of the West suffers for lack of snow, Montana is flush with powder. An AP news story today notes that the state has an above-normal ...


Skiers to explore Mount Spokane under the stars

WINTER SPORTS -- Gather your skis, skins and headlamp for and evening of food, climbing and downhilling under the stars at Mount Spokane on Jan. 24.  Mountain Gear is sponsoring Nachtspektakel ...

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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