Coming in 2018, Airstream touts its latest model as aerodynamic, lightweight, and strong. But this isn’t your dad’s aluminum tow-behind. The company shifts to fiberglass for the Nest, a camper designed for a new demographic of road-trippers. Its price and most details are still under wraps.
Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking Lake Pend Oreille. But some hikers continue to act thoughtlessly around the goats, ignoring the signs posted at the trailhead and the educational effort to prevent the elimination of the goats.
Steve Clark has learned that roadkill can be as delicious as the “fresh” deer and elk he hunts. The Spokane man accounts for two of some 1,600 salvage permits issued in the first 12 months of Washington’s program for picking up deer and elk killed in vehicle collisions.
Curt Korzan didn’t think he would spend his summer hauling water. But that’s what Korzan, owner with his wife, Lorie, and adult sons of a pheasant hunting lodge near Kimball, S.D., is doing this week – drawing water from three 1,000-foot-deep wells and transporting it to the vast pheasant-habitat plots that blanket his 3,500-acre spread.
Rainbow Lake, a popular fishing destination in the Wooten Wildlife Area of Columbia-Garfield counties, is closed for a makeover designed to improve both angler experience and salmon and steelhead habitat in the nearby Tucannon River.
No longer are anglers getting the run around at Rocky Ford Creek, a fly-fishing holy water north of Moses Lake. A $185,000 project to install two new foot bridges has restored safe access to the trails on both sides of the trout stream at both the upper and lower ends near Trout Lodge fish hatchery.
The Yakima River has finally settled down into a smooth sustained flow and the trout are beginning to bite. Close by, the Naches River fish are smaller but plentiful, and wade fishing is a pleasant way to pass a hot summer day.
The Packscooter looks like something you’d see a kid riding around the block. But the design belies a transformable conveyance that’s helped two explorers navigate more than 1,000 miles of desert, mountain, and jungle around the world.