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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

SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017, 6 A.M.

Free Washington geology program tonight

ENVIRONMENT – A free program, “Exploring Washington Geology,” will be presented by Gene Kiver, EWU geology professor, tonight, march 27, at 7 p.m., at The Lair Auditorium, Building 6, Spokane Commu...

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017, 6:01 A.M.

Forest Service prioritizing trail maintenance efforts

TRAILS -- The Forest Service is letting the public suggest trail systems that should receive priority for maintenance in an era of bare-bones trail budgets. "No new money is coming in, but we're lo...

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