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Outdoors blog archive for Aug. 29, 2011

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011


Laurie Fleming of Spokane adds muscle power to a Washington Trails Association volunteer project to improve a trail in Spokane County's Iller Creek Conservation Area. (Rich Landers)

Spokane-area trail work projects fall into place

VOLUNTEERING OUTDOORS -- Helpers are needed for two reconstruction projects on popular trails near Spokane this month. The Washington Trails Association is coordinating the work as follows: Mount Spokane, Sept. 1 and 15 – the last of several Thursday work parties on re-routes of trails...

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This  1995  photo shows String Lake with snow-covered mountains in the background at Grand Teton National Park, Wyo.  Several of the glaciers on the Tetons have lost more than 20 percent of their surface area over 40 years.  (File Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

Record number of rescues logged in Tetons

MOUNTAINEERING -- Major searches and rescues at Grand Teton National Park hit a single-year record last week. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that park officials aren’t sure yet why there were so many rescues this year. The record was eclipsed Aug. 20 when climber Lauren McLean...

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Washington's Discover Pass inconvenience discussed 

STATE LANDS -- A bipartisan collection of 49 Washington state legislators is siding with state lands users who don't like the complexity of the new Discover Pass parking access requirements for state parks andother state lands. Two weeks ago, 35 representatives and 14 senators signed...

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Sara Wiemerslage with her 33-inch hatchery steelhead caught on the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho, with fishing guide Brent Sawyer on Sunday March 6, 2011. (Exodus Wilderness Adventures)

Steelhead fishing tips for staying 'legal'

STEELHEAD FISHING -- Catching a steelhead on the Snake or Clearwater rivers is a lot more fun when the experience isn't marred by getting a ticket. Here are some reminders to keep your fishing a memorable experience: Make sure you have a valid fishing license...

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