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Outdoors blog archive for April 27, 2011


Snow still smothering Yellowstone Park

NATIONAL PARKS -- Early visitors to Yellowstone National Park should bring their snowshoes. Park Spokesman Al Nash said crews are encountering the deepest snow they've seen in 13 years on the park's roads, with the snow on Sylvan Pass 22 feet deep, with some drifts...

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Polar bear trophies still in limbo

BIG-GAME HUNTING -- The 41 hunters who successfully -- and legally -- killed polar bears in early 2008, just before the U.S. declared the species endangered, are in court fighting to get their trophies imported from Canada. The Idaho Statesman provides a good update in...

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A skier takes a small jump while others ride the lifts up the front side of Lookout Pass Ski Area on the Idaho-Montana border Thursday, the resort's first day of operation for the season. Despite minimal coverage, a few hundred skiers and snowboarders showed up to the resort. 
 (Photos by JESSE TINSLEY / The Spokesman-Review)

Voters rate Lookout Pass tops for families

SKIING -- Visitors to rated Lookout Pass ski area on the Idaho-Montana border as their "Favorite Family-Friendly Resort" in the Pacific Northwest. The data period for voting was January 2011 when a Nielsen audit showed 3.4 million unique browsers logged in to the world's...

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Smoke Elser, wilderness outfitter from Western Montana, teaches courses in outfitting and packing livestock. (Associated Press)

Class teaches outfitting, stock packing skills

OUTFITTING -- Legendary Western Montana wilderness outfitter Smoke Elser is teaching a two-day outfitting and packing course at Glacier Outdoor Center in West Glacier on May 14-15. The two-day hands-on course is open to novice packers as well as experienced packers who want to learn...

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