February 22, 2009 in Outdoors

Out & About

 
Photo by Bob Legasa photo

World-class freestyle skiers landing at Schweitzer. Photo by Bob Legasa
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OUTRAGEOUS

Sky-high skiers fly at Schweitzer

What: Yoke’s Outrageous Air Show aerial ski-jumping exhibition, plus fireworks, music.

Who: Olympic freestyle gold medalist Jean Marc Rozon, former Canadian national freestyle ski teamer Brad Suey, and more.

When: Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Schweitzer Mountain.

Details: Show has 45 minutes of synchronized multiple twisting flips through fireworks and fire.

Check out the Uphill-Downhill Ski Race at Lookout Pass, Saturday, 10 a.m. Info: (208) 769-7809 or www.nic.edu/op.

OUTLAST

Adventurer speaks on South Pole solo

The man who set the world speed record in December for solo-trekking 700 miles to the South Pole in 39 days will detail his Antarctic adventure in a free program at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Spokane Community College Lair-Student Center Auditorium.

Todd Carmichael of Philadelphia was known as Todd McLaughlin in 1982 when he graduated from Ferris High School, a member of the state-champion cross country team. The entrepreneur made a fortune in the coffee business, and is known not only for his adventures, but for environmental philanthropy and social activism

Even before recovering from frostbite and gaining 40 pounds he lost racing to the Pole, he started planning his next endurance test: trekking 550 miles across Africa’s Namib Desert later this year.

OUTBID

Unique trips offered in online auction

A jet boat patrol on the Salmon River, stocking trout in Selkirks lakes by horseback – Idaho Fish and Game staffers and outfitters are offering citizens a day of their lifestyle in a fundraiser for the Idaho Children’s Nature Network.

The annual Idaho Fish & Wildlife Foundation Online Auction runs Friday through March 9.

Check out these and other chances for unusual outdoor experiences at www.ifwfauction.cmarket.com.

OUTLOOK

Best fishing times

Lunar tables from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Be fishing at least one hour before and one hour after peak times. Applies to all time zones.

(* indicates best days.)

Through March 1

Today: 10:35 a.m. —

* Monday: 11:55 a.m., 12:15 a.m.

* Tuesday: 12:40 p.m., 1 a.m.

Wednesday: 1:20 p.m., 1:45 a.m.

Thursday: 2:05 p.m., 2:25 a.m.

Friday: 2:50 p.m., 3:10 a.m.

Saturday: 3:35 p.m., 4 a.m.

Next Sunday: 4:25 p.m., 4:55 a.m.

See the Hunting-Fishing Report every Friday in Sports


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