Outdoors

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014

Poster reminds dog owners to bag it

PUBLIC LANDS -- Looks like Spokane isn't the only city in the USA where people think it's OK to let their dogs leave calling cards wherever the urge strikes.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014


Colville Forest hosts NatureWatch hikes, tours

FORESTS – Hikes and other free activities are being organized by the Colville National Forest this summer to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness ...

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MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 2014

Graham Mountain hike overlooks Silver Valley

HIKING -- It's called Coal Creek Trail No. 41, leading up, steeply up in some places, roughly 6 miles from the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River road to Graham Mountain, elev. 5727 ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014


Hikers: snow still lingering in area mountains

HIKING -- "Road is open from Lightning Creek through to Trestle Creek," reports Mary Franzel of Hope, Idaho. But the photo she posted (above) indicates significant snow on the ridge ...

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014


Snow slowly receding, exposing high-country trails

HIKING -- Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker celebrated the summer solstice by checking out the Grouse Mountain Trail in the Cabinet Mountains for an upcoming project by the Idaho Trails Association.  They ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

Forest Service updates snowmobiling travel plan

WINTERSPORTS -- Snowmobiling rules send mixed messages and where the machines are allowed to roam, groups say. USFS releases updated over-snow travel management plan Snowmobiling groups applauded the U.S. Forest ...


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, ...

SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2014

Groups highlight trail projects past and future

PUBLIC LANDS – Volunteer trail projects past and future will be highlighted in a program by the Spokane Mountaineers and Washington Trails Association on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m., at ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014


BLM gating Escure Ranch road to Towell Falls

PUBLIC LANDS -- Motor vehicles will be blocked from driving the Escure Ranch road to Towell Falls on Rock Creek south of Sprague starting today,  U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say. ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014


State Parks pass can buy you a free lunch

PUBLIC LANDS -- The value of a Washington state Discover Pass is going up. The $30 annual pass, required on vehicles in state parks and many other state lands, also ...

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

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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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