Stories tagged: outdoors
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
In brief: River access limited at Upriver Dam
Public access to the Spokane River below Upriver Dam has been scaled back because of vandalism, City Utilities staffers say.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
Alan Liere’s fish and game report for Aug. 4
Observing the natural movement of insects in the water can make you a better fly fisherman, but many anglers have a tendency to change the fly rather than analyze how …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
Illegal campfire sparked deadly Big Sur wildfire, official says
A fire official says a deadly wildfire that continues to spread near California’s scenic Big Sur was started by an illegal camp fire.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Family rescues hound from remote Idaho cave
An Idaho family’s excursion to Payette National Forest turned into a rescue mission when they heard a puppy’s whine coming from underground.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
River Dance Lodge offers luxury on the Clearwater
If cabins or “glamping” in a wall tent with a hot tub are on your radar for adventure, ROW Adventures has the answer in Idaho just a few hours’ drive …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Cuba tours hike, bike and kayak to actively connect with culture
ROW Adventures, based in Coeur d’Alene, has led active adventure travel trips from the Spokane River to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for 37 years. But owner Peter Grubb said …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Wenaha trails get TLC after 2015 wildfires
The smoke is long gone from the wildfires that closed much of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness last summer, but concerns linger for hikers, hunters and horse groups.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Out & about: Picking huckleberries for sale illegal on Panhandle Forests
Picking huckleberries with the intent to sell them is considered commercial gathering, which is illegal on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, officials say.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 3:36 p.m.
Field reports: Big Sheep Creek fishing closed unintentionally
Justin Rowley’s long drive to northern Stevens County to fish Big Sheep Creek was interrupted last weekend when Washington Fish and Wildlife police told him he had to pack up …
Fri., July 29, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress
An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species – a distressed, swimming deer.
Thu., July 28, 2016, 3 a.m.
Summer heat stays in place
Hot summer weather will linger over the Inland Northwest until the end of the week before changes arrive on Saturday
Wed., July 27, 2016, 9 p.m.
Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild
Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on Meeteetse’s town logo, in a bronze sculpture downtown and even on coffee mugs from a downtown restaurant, remembered for when …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Easy Paddler: 6 choice flatwater trips near Spokane
With summer temperatures soaring, the Spokane-area’s wealth of water routes are suddenly more attractive. Even less-active people who don’t own a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board can get the …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 5 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: When your fitter friends invite you outdoors
Every summer, my greatest fear is that my friend Christi will ask me to go on an adventure with her. Regardless of how much I have trained or how many …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 2:43 p.m.
Wake boats draw ire of property owners
Plowing the water may be one of the fastest growing sports of the boating industry, but the use of wake boats has also raised the ire of property owners, other …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 2:27 p.m.
Guide who fell to death on Grand Teton unclipped from anchor
A National Park Service official says a mountain guide who died in a fall on Grand Teton National Park’s highest peak unclipped himself from an anchor while reaching for a …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
In brief: Bureau of Land Management closes Towell Falls to vehicles
Towell Falls Road in the
Wed., July 27, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Alan Liere’s weekly fish and game report for July 28
Fly fishing Fly fishermen found decent fishing on the Spokane River this past week. Nymph rigs run through the deeper slots as the sun gets high in the afternoon will …
Wed., July 27, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Reader Photo: Blue Lagoon
Rapids descent from tranquil waters at Bowl and Pitcher within Riverside State Park.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Don’t lose sleep over bear attacks, but maybe worry about bees and dogs
Somehow, amid a coup in Turkey, a terrorist attack in Nice and the GOP convention in Cleveland, the second most read story on the Seattle Times website recently was a …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Pack mules do the heavy lifting while offering their brand of education
The best teachers at the Ninemile Remount Depot’s packing class never say a word, and might kick you into next week if you get a lesson wrong.
Sat., July 23, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Mountain goat ambassadors working on Scotchman Peak
To prevent a repeat of last year’s trail closure, North Idaho volunteers are trying to help hikers understand the dangers and ethics of hanging out with the mountain goats on …
Sat., July 23, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Paddlers to play cards on Pend Oreille River
The 35th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle, featuring nonmotorized vessels ranging from sleek kayaks to parade-float creations, is set for Aug. 13.
Sat., July 23, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
Review: Fan-equipped camping stove fueled by wood
“Burn wood not gas.” That is the simple tag line of the BioLite CookStove, a camp-cooking product new this spring that incorporates a small fan to perpetuate a hot-burning fire.
Sat., July 23, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Field Reports: Rotenone treatments detailed in meetings
FISHING –Trout management plans to treat several Eastern Washington lakes and streams with rotenone will be explained at public meetings this week. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is …
Thu., July 21, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Weekend weather: Summer heat will be short-lived
Thursday’s sudden return to summertime heat will be short-lived
Thu., July 21, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Outdoor survival tips for Bear Country
A basic rule on what to do when encountering a bear in the wilderness is so common, it’s long been a mantra: “If it’s brown, you lie down. If it’s …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 9 p.m.
Outpeople: Couple’s fishing shop marks first anniversary on the fly
A dream is coming true for Dustin Stetson, who is marking the first anniversary with The River Fly Shop he runs on the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River with his …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: The Venison in my Garden
The whitetail deer have been coming into my garden this summer, browsing on the cherry trees, grazing down the row of lettuce, pulling the onions. Nevertheless, I like these deer, …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 5 p.m.
Once a chef, Jory Schmeling has found niche as wooden boat builder
In one moment, Jory Schmeling is general manager of a wooden boat business. In another he is a gopher for said business. Schmeling wouldn’t have it any other way. His …