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  • Palouse Falls, through a geologist’s eyes

    Lava sprang from the ground 15 million years ago, covering Eastern Washington with the rocky outcroppings that gave the region the nickname of “scablands.” Ten to 30 thousand years ago, …

  • New zip tour near Liberty Lake

    Rik and Heidi Stewart have opened a new zip tour business on the side of Mica Peak, south of Liberty Lake, and are booking groups who want to fly through …

  • Ice climbing Niagara Falls

    Will Gadd of Alberta, Canada, made the first ascent of Niagara Falls by climbing the frozen sections of Niagara’s Horseshoe Falls on Jan. 26, 2015.

  • Sea kayaking with orcas

    Outdoors editor Rich Landers sea-kayaks with killer whales in British Columbia.

  • Hiking into Spring

    Rich Landers, Spokesman-Review outdoors editor, narrates a slideshow of his early July hike into Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, a gem in the Selkirk Mountains just North of Nelson British Columbia. …

  • Wreck to recreation: The West Coast Trail

    The West Coast Trail on B.C.’s Vancouver Island was built as a route to safety for shipwreck survivors. Now it’s a 45-mile hiking destination. Follow Spokesman-Review Outdoors Editor Rich Landers …

  • Desert delight for paddlers

    Photography by Rich Landers

    The Winchester Wasteway is an indelicate name for a nifty overnight canoe trip through the Columbia Basin desert southwest of Moses Lake. March through May is …

  • No Kid Can Resist a Mud Puddle

    A remote trail cam focused on a water hole captures an elk calf’s moment of pure bliss — not unlike any youngster at a water park.

  • Backcountry base camp for skiers

    Rich Landers digs into the lure of backcountry skiing in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia and a the cozy welcome offered by a family with a base camp cabin …

  • When a grizzly steps on your face

    Jaime Johnson, a professional photographer from Montana, recently put a video camera on the bank of an Alaska river where brown bears were frequently walking in search of salmon. Let’s …

  • Mount Whitney: A dad-daughter highlight

    A few years ago, as he sensed the inevitable changes ahead, Edwyn Hill of Spokane planned a challenging outdoor adventure with his oldest daughter, Whitney. He wanted to end the …

  • Wildlife Rehabilitators

    Outdoors Editor Rich Landers talks about the work done by licensed wildlife rehabilitators, volunteers who nurse sick and injured wildlife back to health. Marilyn Omlor is one of a handful …

  • Kayaking Sullivan Wave

    The Sullivan Hole is a popular kayaking feature on the Spokane River near Greenacres.

  • Baja Kayaking: Making best of Plan B

    Outdoor adventurers should always go into a trip with alternatives for the unexpected. “You need a Plan A, and a Plan B - and the right attitude for both options,” …

  • Ice jigging for the big one

  • Trout TV sampler

    Trout TV — a new fly fishing show filmed on top waters from Alaska to the North Platte, including local waters such as the Coeur d’Alene, Grande Ronde and Yakima …

  • Is it a boat or a fish?

    Still a novelty the boater who has everything else or rented out as for promotions, the SeaBreacher submersible watercraft is at the least intriguing to watch as it performs …

  • Brave target

    Shooter fires .50 caliber rifle at watermelon on companion’s head.

  • Fishing orcas

    Orca whales move in as a salmon fisherman tries to land his catch.

  • Senior mountaineers climb Mount Everest

    Spokane’s Kay LeClaire, age 60, and Dawes Eddy, 66, recently became the second oldest U.S. woman and man to reach the summit of the Mount Everest. Watch a audio slideshow …

  • Measuring the Palouse Falls

    A Whitman College professor and his students measured the Palouse Falls, site of a record-breaking kayak plunge in April, during a field trip Aug. 18. The falls weren’t quite as …

  • Tracking Dawes Eddy

    Aerospace/exercise physiologist Don Winant is organizing a series of tests on Dawes Eddy, 66, before he attempts to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest American to …

  • Skiing Mount St. Helens

    Video journalist Jim Bolser with Spokane based Peak Video Productions, documents his adventure of skiing down Mount St. Helens.

  • 2007 Canoe Classic

    Families celebrate Father’s Day with a canoe and kayak race.

  • Climbing Mount St. Helens

    On July 21, 2006, the U.S. Forest Service re-opened the climbing trail on Mount St. Helens in southwestern Washington state. In 2004, the volcano had re-awakened from the slumber it …



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