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  • 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area dedicated

    Guests arriving at the 4-O Ranch Wildlife Area dedication reception in May 2016 reported marking bass and steelhead fishing hot spots along with spotting elk, deer, bighorn sheep, black …


  • Karelian Bear Dogs

    Originating from Scandinavia and formalized as a breed in 1946,

  • Karelian Bear Dogs are known for being calm with humans while being courageous in hunting or dealing with large …


  • Kid Fishing Day 2016

    More than 800 youths took half-hour shifts to catch trout and go home with a fish dinner and a new fishing rod and reel during Kid Fishing Day at Clear …


  • Hiking Hells Canyon

    The Snake River National Recreation Trail (#102) winds it way along the Idaho side of the Wild and Scenic Snake River deep in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Beginning …


  • Routine whitewater rescue

    Spring on the Spokane River is prime for whitewater rafters geared up properly with dry suits and good life vests and the skills to go with them. This photo sequence …


  • Skishoeing on Altai Skis

    Nils Larsen, who emerged as a free-heel downhill skiing guru in the 1980s, is promoting 'skishoeing' — a different approach to getting out on snow inspired by ancient Asian hunter-herdsmen. …


  • Spokane Langlauf 2016

    The 36th annual Spokane Langlauf 10-kilometer cross-country ski race is the largest and longest running nordic citizens race in the region. Along with the competitive divisions, the event includes a …


  • Spokane Mountaineers 100th anniversary

    The Spokane Mountaineers have a century-old reputation as masters of cheap thrills in the great outdoors. They car-pool and sleep on the ground to get more adventure for the buck. …


  • Alaska fly-fishing float trip

    Bush pilots equipped to land on lakes, rivers or tundra operate out of virtually every airport in Alaska to usher anglers into remote wilderness destinations where river bottoms are obscured …


  • Pasayten Wilderness 100-mile hike

    A 100-mile backpacking trip is a good start for sizing up a wilderness area. The Spokane Mountaineers, celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, honored the centennial at the end …


  • Conservation Canines

    Shelter dogs too intense or feisty to be adopted are helping wildlife scientists by doing what comes naturally – running through the woods and sniffing for the poop of other …


  • 24 Hours bike race

    The 24 Hours Round the Clock, organized by Round and Round Productions of Spokane, debuted in 1999. The race begins annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and runs …


  • Bolivia outdoor vacation

    Bolivia is a land-locked South American country that hangs off the spine of the high Andes into the tropical zone of the Amazon Basin. It has a wealth of natural …


  • Youth Sporting Clays Shoot

    More than 170 students, grades 6-12, were having a blast at Double Barrel Ranch south of Spokane on May 2, 2015. About 20 teams from across the state were applying …


  • Kid Fishing Day 2015

    More than 700 kids took part in the annual Kids Fishing Day event on May 2, 2015, at Clear Lake sponsored by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and …


  • Survival expert builds a fire

    See the 10 sure-fire steps to building a fire in damp conditions in this photo summary of a demonstration by Air Force Survival School instructor Nick Weber. Point your arrow …


  • Hazen Audel hosts Survive the Tribe

    High school science teacher, survival instructor, naturalist and artist Hazen Audel is spotlighting the skills of indigenous people in remote niches of the world for the National Geographic Channel TV …


  • Spokane River Classic 2014

    About 140 people and more than 100 boats — canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards and one rowboat — pioneered the new route for the Spokane River Classic on Saturday, Aug. …


  • South Hill bee swarm

    Spokesman-Review reader Bob Drzymkowski spotted a swarm of honeybees on Spokane’s South Hill on Tuesday and took pictures before the Washington State University Extension Service came to pick them up.


  • Wildflowers along Gold Hill Trail

    Day-hikers heading up the Gold Hill Trail to the fabulous views of Sandpoint, the Long Bridge and Lake Pend Oreille pass countless wildflowers on the way. Here’s a sampling of …


  • A snapshot of opening day fishing

    The opening day of Washington’s lowland trout fishing season is a timeless tradition for many Inland Northwest families. The fishing action and camaraderie that lures anglers to area lakes on …


  • Teach a kid to fish…

    Nearly 100 volunteers from Spokane-area sportsmen’s groups assemble on the first weekend of May to treat around 900 youngsters to the thrill of fishing during the annual Kids Fishing event …


  • Capturing a wolf for research

    A young wolf with an expensive “necklace” is playing a major role in helping wildlife researchers map the recovery of gray wolves in Washington. The number of confirmed wolf packs …


  • Grand Canyon in winter

    A winter rafting and hiking trip along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park is a gamble with the elements. While the days can be pleasant, the nights can …


  • 2013 photos recall outdoor stories

    After 35 years as the Outdoors scribe for The Spokesman-Review, it’s still a bit startling to look back at a year of work and see where the stories have led …


  • Hunter check stations

    Hunters can boost the state’s knowledge for managing wildlife by devoting a few minutes after their hunting trips to a quick stop at a highway hunter check station. (See …


  • Shoulder-season Beartooths trek

    The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the “roof top of Montana” bordering the north side of Yellowstone Park, is a mecca for backpackers with a …


  • Seven Devils Loop hike

    The Seven Devils Mountains are the lake-studded pinnacle of the Hells Canyon Wilderness rising above the Snake River to the west and the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho, on the …


  • Glacier Peak Wilderness trek

    Visiting the 566,430-acre Glacier Peak Wilderness is a remote experience no matter how you approach it. Glacier Peak, elevation 10,541 feet …


  • A boy’s first fish

    After considerable effort and a few near misses at Williams Lake, Quinn Connacher, 6, of Spokane caught his first fish. Once the trout was netted, the boy got a huge …

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