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SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2015


Olympic features: Hikers explore drift wood and rock “haystacks,” two of the signature attractions at Ruby Beach on the Olympic Peninsula south of Forks, Washington, in mid-May, 2015. The beach is named for the ruby-like crystals in the sand. Ruby Beach is the northernmost of the southern beaches in Olympic National Park.

Photo: Haystacks at the beach 

Olympic features: Hikers explore drift wood and rock “haystacks,” two of the signature attractions at Ruby Beach on the Olympic Peninsula south of Forks, Washington, in mid-May, 2015. The beach is named for the ruby-like crystals in the sand. Ruby Beach is the northernmost of the southern beaches in Olympic National Park.

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SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015

Out & About: Scotchmans group plans hikes, events

OUTDO – The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are launching another season of guided hikes, outings, trail work – along with gentle advocacy for securing wilderness designation for a little piece of heaven northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. The group’s summer activities start in Sandpoint at 6 p.m. Thursday, with its annual State of the Scotchmans program at Forrest M. Bird Charter High School. Guest speaker is Doug Scott, who was involved with writing the original 1974 Wilderness Act. The group is posting a list of hikes for the season to acquaint people with portions of 88,000-acre proposed wilderness area.

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THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015

Z Lake, on the Swanson Lakes Wildlife Area in Lincoln County, is accessible by a 1.5 mile hike or mountain bike ride. A draft management plan proposes access changes. (Rich Landers)

Landers driven to defend walk-in status for lake

A zigzagging sliver of water in the scablands southwest of Davenport is a model of rare opportunity for the muscle-powered sportsman. Z Lake isn’t named on government maps. It isn’t listed in Washington’s fishing regulations pamphlet because it’s open year-round with no special regulations.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015

THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2015

Fishermen heading to Rock Lake should know its history with wind.

Landers: Readers are the gauge for success 

Outdoors stories and blogs published by The Spokesman- Review often strike a chord that prompts readers to reflect or react. When I get wind of that, I wave my internal “mission accomplished” banner. I’m not thinking so much about the gasbag who scorned me in front of the crowd at a sportsman’s club meeting Tuesday night for not meeting his narrow-minded expectations in hating wolves.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2015

Out & About: Annapurna a reality for Jess Roskelley

OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, who climbed Mount Everest as a 20-year-old in 2003 with his father and internationally acclaimed mountaineer John Roskelley, has been specializing in difficult ascents and ice climbs in recent years.

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