May 3, 2009 in Outdoors

Out & About

 

OUTCLIMB

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

OUTPADDLE

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

OUTDO

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.

OUTLOOK

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

* Today

9:05 p.m., 9:30 a.m.

Monday

9:55 p.m., 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday

10:40 p.m., 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday

11:25 p.m., 11:40 a.m.

Thursday

12:10 a.m.

* Friday

12:35 p.m.

* Saturday

1 a.m., 1:25 p.m.

Next Sunday

1:50 a.m. 2:15 p.m.

See the Hunting-Fishing Report every Friday in Sports


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