Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., July 5, 2017, 9:14 a.m.
Skier missing after falling through a snow bridge
A skier is missing after falling through a snow bridge into Pebble Creek in Mount Rainier National Park.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 6:57 p.m.
Brian J. Cantwell: A fly-fishing high on Montana’s pristine Gallatin River
There had to be a little magic in play that rainy September day on the Gallatin River when I first felt the fly line arc behind me just right and …
Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:23 a.m.
Oregon to continue running 6 hatcheries under extension
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will allow the state of Oregon to run six hatcheries for three more months under a recent extension.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Forest Service proposes plan to limit hikers in Oregon
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking to limit the number of hikers in Oregon’s wilderness by requiring permits for popular areas.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Sweet dreams with the LaidBack camping pad
Car campers take note: You can get great sleep on the LaidBack Pad. It’s big, bulky, and expensive. But this ultra-plush foam pad can make your night a dream.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to wide variety of outdoor sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Out & About: Blanket phone coverage proposed for parks
Proposals for increased cell phone coverage in Mount Rainier, Yellowstone and several other national parks have opened for another round of public comment, with constituents divided on the issue in …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: Evening outdoor programs at Riverside State Park
The summertime Wednesdays in the Woods programs at Riverside State Park continue this week with a
Fri., June 30, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Matt Liere: Father’s Day all about teaching – and learning
This past Father’s Day, I had the rare opportunity to teach my kids something they didn’t already know, or at least profess to know.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Traveler plans to see all 417 national parks in one road trip
Mikah Meyer’s tally as of last week: 185 national parks down and 232 to go.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
Bonnie Lake full of water, discover for paddlers, anglers
The fishing is poor and the beavers haven’t tried to dam the outlet of Bonnie Lake this year, at least not yet. The high water of April has receded after …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
July a hot month for bicycling events
June is a tough act to follow for organizers of bicycling events in the Northwest, while July delivers some of the most popular rides of the year – so popular, …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Summer-like weather to hold through the Fourth of July holiday
The current round of warm weather should continue through the July Fourth holiday with Friday bumping into the upper 80s in Spokane
Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
Reader photo: Subtle beauty
The Saltese Uplands, a Spokane County Conservation Futures property, is a place of subtle beauty. Early June is a great time of year to enjoy the wildflowers.
Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:41 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for June 29
The North Fork Coeur d’Alene currently offers great dry fly fishing all day. The St. Joe is also excellent for flies on top.
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 11:52 a.m.
Three fires in Wenatchee area burning 36.7 square miles
Three wildfires burning in grasslands south of Wenatchee, Washington, had grown to approximately 36.7 square miles but had not destroyed any structures.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
S-R’s Rich Landers wins prestigious Jade of Chiefs conservation writing award
The Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers was awarded the Jade of Chiefs Award Monday at the Outdoor Writers Association of America annual conference in Duluth, Minn.
Tue., June 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Walleye picking up slack for Columbia salmon anglers
This spring chinook season in Southwest Washington was so flaky – with the high streamflows by mid-March and low Bonneville Dam counts – that I only made one trip for …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Ultimate Tool more at home in garden than woods
It comes in a sheath and at a glance appears to be a survival knife. But the Ultimate Tool is more at home in the garden than the woods.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6:15 a.m.
Noise pollution: Hear the rustle of grass? Not so much now in U.S. parks
The call of the wild is getting harder to hear. Peaceful, natural sounds – bird songs, rushing rivers and rustling grass – are sometimes being drowned out by noise from …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
Light pollution: Glacier, Waterton parks seek friendlier skies for critters
The stars are shining brighter and the glare of lights is a little less disorienting to creatures of the night in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park this year.
Sun., June 25, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Lawmakers support angler fee to boost Columbia salmon
Legislation to extend for two additional years the special $8.75 fee to fish for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River and its tributaries got strong support Wednesday and approval …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: Little Spokane River shuttle resumes July 1
Spokane Parks and Recreation will begin its annual service on Saturday to shuttle canoes, kayaks or SUPs from the Nine Mile take-out of the Little Spokane River to the put-in …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Spokane River recreation offers fun, beauty
The Spokane River provides a steady flow of distinction to downtown Spokane, and a healthy splash of fun. Few cities can claim a natural asset that puts the business district …
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 3:12 p.m.
Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on popular US trail
Several hikers reported harrowing incidents tackling the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail across this year’s massive snowpack, which has fed swift streams and turned the dream trip of a lifetime into …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Talkin’ wild turkey recipes: Wild turkey tenderloin and gnocchi with Chardonnay beurre blanc
Ask most bird hunters and they might tell you there’s no such thing as a fowl tenderloin. After all, on the backside of any bird – where one would expect …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Simple ways to cook wild turkey
I admire wild game chefs and I eat their food with great delight. But sometime simple is the way to go at our house. Accompany the meal with a good …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
John Wayne rail-trail bike trip delightfully uncrowded
While the Eastern Washington portion of a cross-state rail trail continues to be snubbed for funding by the Washington Legislature, a few folks continue to explore this world-class route in …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Plan to protect salmon backfires as predator birds flee
A plan to protect young salmon by killing double-crested cormorants on an Oregon island has backfired after the birds fled the area halfway through their nesting season.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Trekking poles boost hikers on the trail
Trekking poles that resemble cross-country ski poles are considered essential equipment by many hikers looking to make their walks more efficient and less stressful on ankle, knee and hip joints.