Stories tagged: outdoors
Sun., Nov. 19, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Points system bittersweet boost to big-game permit drawing odds
Since 1996, Washington has employed a
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 8:22 p.m.
Out & about: Bald eagles flock to Lake Coeur d’Alene
OUTBACK – Kokanee are spawning and dying in North Idaho’s two largest lakes and bald eagles have begun congregating for the annual feast. Dozens of eagles are congregating at Granite …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Field reports: Red Ives Cabin rental on national online site
Renting the historic Red Ives Ranger Cabin on the St. Joe River is being switched from a mail-in lottery to a national online reservation system, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: The slow goodbyes we never want to say
In a single moment, the fragility and impermanence of the world, not
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Snowflakes are winter’s wonderful works of art
A recent snowfall evoked recall of a past experience that aroused my curiosity. So I looked into it.
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke’s outdoor advisory panel gets mixed reviews
Representatives of outdoor recreation and conservation groups see both potential and peril in a new advisory committee being created by U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ride the Divide: Mountain biker tours 2,750 miles at leisurely pace
Mark Finley has a working man’s plan for completing the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route from Alberta and British Columbia through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Ride the Divide: Cyclist races Tour Divide, relishes blistering pace
Nick Zylkowski, 31, pedaled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route’s 2,750 miles in 19 days, 4 hours during the 2017 Tour Divide. That’s smokin,’ especially for an unsupported bikepacking …
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
In brief: Fall Fishing Derby at Lake Pend Oreille
Anglers will be fishing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes under a new format when the
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 16
Matt Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 16
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:14 p.m.
Reader photo: Breezing over the Palouse
Steve Baran flies his hangglider from Steptoe Butte State Park, looking down over Hume Road and the white waves of snowy Palouse farm land toward Tekoa Mountain.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
Banff Mountain Film Festival tour coming to Spokane’s Bing Crosby Theater
Chilling doses of icy adventure are among features the Banff Mountain Film Festival is delivering to Spokane next weekend.
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
Spokane’s Chris Kopczynski offers perspective on climber Fred Beckey
Fred Beckey, the pioneering climber who died Oct. 30 at age 94, inspired Spokane mountaineer Chris Kopczynski and some of the biggest names in climbing. Asked for a perspective on …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 4:10 p.m.
Field reports: South Hill group presents BLUFF Talks
Speakers will take 10 minutes apiece this week to tell personal stories or offer perspectives on what connects the public to the trails and natural area of High Drive Bluff …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 3:57 p.m.
Out & About: Loaded for pheasant, hunter shoots charging grizzly bear
While bird hunting along Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front, a sportsman must consider being loaded for bear as well as pheasant.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
The Gear Junkie: Wave good night in floating tent
Who needs a waterbed? The Shoal Tent from SmithFly blends a boat with a tent, and while not exactly practical, it looks pretty fun.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
States warn Trump against big changes in sage grouse plan
Two governors are warning the Trump administration against big changes in a plan to protect a ground-dwelling bird across the West, saying it would send a message to states not …
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Third federally protected gray wolf killed in Oregon
Another gray wolf has been found dead in Oregon, marking the third such unsolved death of a federally protected wolf in the past year, state and federal wildlife officials said. …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Tough tests await bikers at Beacon Hill
Having worked up to it for years, mountain biker Dan Wilson comfortably plummets down an advanced roller feature at Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani area. It’s only a few bubbles off vertical. …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Larch trees still showing their true colors
Almost naked last week, the larch still held enough color to stand out in the crowd of evergreens.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 7 p.m.
Federal officials ban snowmobiles in Idaho’s Great Burn wilderness study area
Federal officials have released a plan for a proposed wilderness area in a northern Idaho forest that includes banning snowmobiles.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Skier, photographer Craig Moore has hit the slopes every month for 10 years
Skiing every month for 10 consecutive years can separate a man from his peers, and even from his wife.
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bill Jennings: Mount Spokane ski area expansion adding 279 acres of terrain
In recent years every ski area within a two-hour drive from Spokane has expanded terrain, added lifts, cut new runs or built new facilities. Most mountains have since shifted their …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Lookout Pass, 49 Degrees North opening Friday
Lookout Pass led the pack of the region’s resorts to open lifts for the season last weekend providing good snow for the opener; 49 Degrees North will join Lookout in …
Thu., Nov. 9, 2017
In brief: Oregon wildlife biologists testing deer, elk for fatal disease
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have stepped up testing for chronic wasting disease on deer and elk carcasses taken by hunters.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Clearwater steelhead project seeks public donations
Steelhead enthusiasts have until Sunday to donate and boost a juvenile steelhead research project on tributaries to the Clearwater River.
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:42 p.m.
Reader photo: Rams crazy over ewe
Bighorn rams of the Vulcan Mountain herd in Ferry County, Washington, are very interested in ewes during the first week of November as the rut, a term for the mating …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for Nov. 9
Alan Liere’s weekly fishing-hunting report for Nov. 9
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 6 a.m.
Breaking birding record only beginning for Oregon man
On Dec. 31, 2014, Noah Strycker was celebrating New Year’s Eve in style, basking in a cruise ship hot tub with a bottle of champagne in each hand.
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats
The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …