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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2011

The Lochsa River,  east of Lewiston, is a beautiful river that offers outstanding whitewater and borders a huge wilderness area. Hikers and horses cross a bridge and step into a wilderness complete with grizzlies and packs of wolves.

Lochsa land exchange flush with challenges

PUBLIC LANDS -- A public open house meeting is scheduled Tuesday in Grangeville to help the public understand a new proposal in the controversial Upper Lochsa Land Exchange involving national forest and private timberlands in Idaho. The new proposal to protect timberlands west of Lolo…

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Mt. Spokane offers 1,250 acres of terrain for skiing and snowboarding. About 100 inches of snow has fallen on Mt. Spokane already this season.
 (Photos courtesy of Mt Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park / The Spokesman-Review)

Ski areas offer cool deal to fifth graders

WINTER SPORTS -- Once again, fifth-grade students are being treated like royalty at Inland Northwest ski resorts, with free skiing and other discounts. The Fifth Grade Ski or Ride Free Passport, costs $20, entitles students to three free lift tickets at each of the participating…

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011

SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2011

FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2011

Cross-country skiers make nordic tracks on the Golden Tiger section of the Ferry Count Rail Trail. (Ferry County Rail Trails)

Big snow: nordic skiers having fun, too

WINTER SPORTS -- Alpine skiers weren't the only ones reveling in the early onslaught of winter and the deep powder in the mountains last week. Cross-country skiers were having a great time making tracks from the back-country of North Idaho, on Mount Spokane's ungroomed but…

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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