Weekly hunting and fishing report 

Fly fishing Bug and water conditions on the North Fork Coeur d’Alene are making for some excellent fishing throughout in the system. Take advantage of it, because summer flows look to be dismal. The water at this time is normally high enough to prevent walking …

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Alternate route: The promise of an early mountain hiking season lured Spokane hiker Bob Drzymkowski to attempt the 30-mile Loowit Trail around Mount St. Helens two weeks ago. “Got skunked with still a little too much snow on the west side,” he said. “People had been hiking it since early February, but another storm dumped new snow just before we arrived.” Drzymkowski and a buddy scaled down their plan. “No snow on the east side and the Plains of Abraham are awesome,” he said, noting the photo above and the view of Mount Adams in the distance. “The trail in general is moderate difficulty, but boulder hopping on the west side and a couple of deep gnarly canyons on the east side make it a difficult rating. With 30-pound packs and reasonable conditioning, it’s not too bad.” (Bob Drzymkowski)

Reader photo: Spectacular view worth the work

Alternate route: The promise of an early mountain hiking season lured Spokane hiker Bob Drzymkowski to attempt the 30-mile Loowit Trail around Mount St. Helens two weeks ago. “Got skunked with still a little too much snow on the west side,” he said. “People had …

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Lake Roosevelt water level to decrease slightly

BOATING -- The level of Lake Roosevelt is likely decrease slightly this week for maintenance at Grand Coulee Dam. However, significant further drawdowns are not required to handle runoff, the ...

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