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Outdoors blog archive for April 20, 2011

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011

Spokane visit: Sir Edmund Hillary, center, visited Spokane in July 1981 to meet with two climbers – Kim Momb, left, and John Roskelley – who were preparing for an expedition to Mount Everest.  Rich Landers remembers on A4. 
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Writer compares Mortenson with Sir Edmund Hillary 

OUTDOORS -- Joel Connelly of Seattlepi.com wrote this commentary today, contrasting Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson's efforts to build schools in Central Asia with the style of another famous climber -- Sir Edmund Hillary. Read my earlier post with links to Mortenson's response...

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Steamboat Rock gets jump on wildflowers

HIKING -- While wildflowers are just getting brave enough to emerge, the Columbia Basin, as usual has a jump on the much of the region. Here's a report from John Echelbarger, who hiked Sunday at Steamboat Rock State Park on Banks Lake. "There was a...

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