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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2011

THURSDAY, NOV. 17, 2011

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2011

 Alpine larch beging their autumn golden glow in early October at Sunrise Lake high above the Methow River in the North Cascades. (Tanner Grant)

North Cascades Highway closes, possibly for season

MOUNTAIN PASSES -- The North Cascades Highway closed in the past hour (Tuesday evening) as Washington highway crews prepare for storms and heavy snow storms in the coming days. State Department of Transportation officials say they will reassess road conditions, avalanche danger and weather forecasts…

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MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2011

Chinook, Cayuse passes close for winter

MOUNTAIN PASSES -- The state Transportation Department has closed Chinook and Cayuse passes for the winter because of avalanche danger. The department says strong winds drifted snow Monday across both Highway 410 and Highway 123 on the east side of Mount Rainier. Access to the…

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A snowy owl was photographed in Lincoln County on Dec. 10, 2010. The arctic visitors delight birdwatchers when they arrive in Eastern Washington each winter. (Buck Domitrovich)

Snowy owl dazzles birders along Lake CdA 

BIRDWATCHING -- Along with the first lowland snowfall, a snowy owl migrating to this area from the arctic was reported seen on the Rathdrum Prairie on Saturday by Inland Northwest Birders. On Sunday a different snowy owl was photographed along Wolf Lodge Creek and the…

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Some are calling this the best-ever ski movie 

All.I.Can. Teaser 2 from Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo. ADVENTURE FILMS -- Voted best full-lenght feature film at the recent Banff Mountain Film Festival, All.I.Can. takes ski movies to another level. Here's a mini-review from Spokane Mountaineer Steve Reynolds: “All.I.Can” just released, some already saying the…

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