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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 2017

FRIDAY, NOV. 10, 2017

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017

MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2017

SUNDAY, APRIL 16, 2017

Skiers make a spring ascent of Mount St. Helens. (Hillary Landers)

Mount St. Helens ripe for ski ascent, descent

MOUNTAINEERING -- While spring flowers are sprouting and blooming in the lowlands, some of Washington's high mountains are in prime conditions for ski mountaineering. That's the word received today from my favorite youngest daughter, who said her Saturday adventure in Mount St. Helens National Volcanic...

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TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017

Schweitzer skiers were swimming in powder on Feb. 28, 2017. (Schweitzer Mountain Resort)

Schweitzer extends season under big dump of powder

WINTERSPORTS -- People who had Tuesday free to ski seem to have smiles permanently plastered to their faces today. Jim Mellen of Sandpoint succinctly described the powder conditions at Schweitzer on his Facebook page as, "Best. Day. Ever." The region's resorts have been smothered in...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 21, 2017

FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15, 2017

TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017

THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

A mountain grouse track crosses a snowshoe hare track before the bird launched to fly away. (Rich Landers)

Critter tracks read like story in the snow

WILDLIFE -- On Sunday morning while reading the newspaper, I contemplated several options for the day. My decision was made when I called the Mount Spokane State Park nordic ski trails hotline (238-4025) for the recorded snow conditions report. When Park Manager Steve Christensen said...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

SATURDAY, JAN. 21, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 16, 2017

Fog fills the Spokane below the sunny winter slopes of Mount Spokane. (Sue Niezgoda)

Sunshine feast winding down at Mount Spokane

WINTERSPORTS -- The frigid weather of the past week was easier to tolerate by heading high to bask in the warmth and sunshine. In case you haven't noticed, when the weather report advises of air stagnation and burning restrictions, there's probably an inversion. In...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.