Stories tagged: Selkirk Mountains
Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Volunteers gather lichen to help save critically endangered mountain caribou
Volunteers in North Idaho are lichen their role in saving the most critically endangered animals in North America.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Reader Photo: On top of the world
Lexi Greenwood and Kelly Kopczynsky celebrate on the summit of Harrison Peak after backpacking three days along the Selkirk Crest in North Idaho.
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 6:09 a.m.
Heli-skiing to debut in Idaho Selkirks
Helicopter skiing will finally get off the ground in the Selkirk Mountains in North Idaho this season. Selkirk Powder Co., based in Sandpoint, has acquired permits from the state Department …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.
Selkirk quest: Kopczynski applies climbing prowess to horizontal route
Chris Kopczynski has had an enduring relationship with Chimney Rock.
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Rewards of rock-hopping off-trail in the Idaho Selkirks
At some point, for better or worse, hikers will kiss a perfectly good trail goodbye and head cross-country.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Reader photo: No groomed paths lead to Selkirk’s Lions Head
Often seen from a distance, the Lions Head is a formation of two 7,200-foot-plus peaks on the Selkirk Crest northeast of Priest Lake. A hardy few make the trek to …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
Colville’s Vining mixes hunting, football
COLVILLE – The scruffy beard adorning Colville’s Colton Vining makes him look like a teenage version of the 1970s TV character Grizzly Adams. But watching the 5-foot-7, 175-pound senior stiff-arm …
Thu., Oct. 2, 2014
Collared bears help create trail of insight
The Inland Northwest is prime bear country – not only for the black bears targeted by hunters, but also for grizzlies, which are a federally protected species. Hunters must study …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012
Landers: Snowmobilers still waiting for Selkirk access
Snowmobilers have been champing at the bit to make tracks across the crest of Idaho’s Selkirk Mountains, where they’ve been banned since 2005. On Nov. 27, the U.S. Fish and …
Sun., July 29, 2012
Snow Lake a cool destination for hikers, and their dogs
One of the lesser-visited high lakes in the Idaho Selkirk Mountains offers a wealth of overlooked reasons to shoulder a pack and take an extended hike. Snow Lake is a …
Sun., July 22, 2012
Out & About: Chimney Rock climbing routes erased
OUTCRY – Climbers were humbled this month to find a massive rock fall had wiped out a generation of climbing routes on the east face of Chimney Rock, a landmark …
Tue., March 20, 2012, 9:25 a.m.
Feds extend comment period for caribou habitat
Citing requests from Idaho’s governor, local governments and the Kootenai Tribe, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a 60-day extension for public comment on a proposal to designate …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2011
Field reports: Visiting snowy owls find roads rough
MIGRANTS – Snowy owls seem to be showing up in ones and twos all over the northern tier of the United States this winter as they migrate from arctic homes …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2011
Landers: Trial will show whether grizzly shooting was justified
A North Idaho man deserves our respect for calling wildlife authorities after he shot a grizzly bear in his yard on May. 8. That was the right thing to do. …
Sun., May 29, 2011
North Idaho summer group hikes scheduled
Two North Idaho conservation organizations have scheduled a full summer season of guided group hikes and related events, starting Saturday. The trips range from easy to difficult and from the …
Fri., Dec. 3, 2010
Agencies increase caribou protections
Federal and state agencies will step up patrols in the Selkirk Mountains this winter to keep snowmobiles out of protected woodland caribou habitat. While most snowmobilers obey the rules, a …
Thu., June 4, 2009
Agency will study habitat of caribou
Just 45 woodland caribou are believed to remain in the Selkirk Mountains. This week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to study whether their alpine habitat needs stronger protections. …
Sun., May 31, 2009
Groups lead way on hikes
Three regional conservation groups will begin series of guided group hikes next weekend to introduce the public to choice roadless areas that are candidates for wilderness designation. Check their Web …