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Outdoors blog archive for July 15, 2011

FRIDAY, JULY 15, 2011

Bald eagles in a nest in Seattle as viewed through the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department's EagleCam. (Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Fledgling ‘EagleCam’ star found dead

WILDLIFE WATCHING-- One of the young eagles monitored on a popular Seattle-area EagleCam has died, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reports. The fledgling eagles were just learning how to fly when one was found dead near the nest tree Tuesday. There were no visible...

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Brandy Tourville and her 3-year-old son, Tiptin, head for the snowfields above the visitor center at Logan Pass on the Going-to-the-Sun Road on Wednesday – the first day that the road was open to the top. The opening of the road in Glacier National Park was the latest on record due to the deeper than normal snowpack. (Kurt Wilson / Missoulian)

Crowds flock to opening of Glacier's Sun Road

NATIONAL PARKS -- On Wednesday, all 50 miles of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road opened to the public and the crowds turned out in droves, heralding the official start to summer in this northern region. The Sun Road's opening was highly anticipated, according to a story...

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Why does a mountain's shadow appear triangular?

MOUNTAINEERING -- Even experienced mountaineers have been stopped in their tracks occasionally by the rare sight of a triangular shadow darkening the landscape in the distance away from a major peak. The triangle shadow phenomena is fairly commonly seen from the tops of large mountains...

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