Locals scaling Mount Everest
Two senior Spokane climbers were progressing this week in their attempts to climb Mount Everest, elevation 29,035 feet.
Dawes Eddy, 66, had climbed as high as Camp 3, elevation 23,500 feet, earlier this week as he acclimated to the altitude.
Dave Remington, 67, had reached base camp, elevation 17,600 feet, after both he and his guide had health issues that required them to descend to lower elevations for a few days. At last report, he had reached Camp 1.
Both men are climbing with Washington-based International Mountain Guides.
Limited updates: www.mountainguides.com/ everest-south09.shtml
Sea kayak fest
What: Puget Sound Sea Kayak Symposium.
When: May 16-17.
Where: Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma.
Details: Classroom presentations, on-water classes, boat demos and more than 50 vendor booths
Cost: Day pass $30, $55 weekend (by May 12).
Check it out: www.metroparkstacoma.org
Pheasant chicks offered free
The Inland Northwest Wildlife Council is giving away 4,000 pheasant chicks to people who have the facilities to raise them for about eight weeks and release them into wild habitat where they might survive and breed.
Contact: Dan Stark, 535-9755.
Best fishing times
Lunar tables from the U.S. Naval Observatory. Fish at least one hour before and one hour after peak times. Applies to all time zones.
(* indicates best days.)
Through May 10
9:05 p.m., 9:30 a.m.
9:55 p.m., 10:15 a.m.
10:40 p.m., 11:00 a.m.
11:25 p.m., 11:40 a.m.
1 a.m., 1:25 p.m.
1:50 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
See the Hunting-Fishing Report every Friday in Sports