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Rich Landers

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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THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6:30 A.M.

Mount Spokane: Backyard playground for Spokane families

Mount Spokane is not a world-class peak, a 14er or one of the Seven Summits. It’s not even the highest mountain in Eastern Washington. But it serves a monumental role as the mountain in our backyard.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 6 A.M.

Ice traps vehicle at Sherman Pass trailhead

On Sunday, a slick trap was waiting for unsuspecting backcountry snowshoers headed into the Sno-Park lot at the top of Sherman Pass, Washington’s highest highway pass for winter recreation.

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 5:30 A.M.

Slides, washouts common in saturated forests

Hikers, anglers, mushroomers, hunters and other visitors to public lands this spring should be extra wary of the possibility of roads blocked by landslides, downfall, rockfall, washouts and flooding.

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Recent Blog Posts

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 7:41 A.M.

Centennial Trail losing ground to flood waters in Valley

TRAILS -- By now, everyone in the area should know that the Spokane River is above flood stage and that portions of the Centennial Trail are inundated in the Spokane Valley. Valley resident Russ Na...

THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017, 7:11 A.M.

Colville Tribe issues road closures on reservation

OUTDOOR TRAVEL -- The Colville Tribe's Business Council announced Wednesday a temporary closure of most roads that are not state or county highways withing the 1.4-million acre Colville Indian Rese...

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