HIKING -- It's not too late to join organizations leading Inland Northwest group hikes this summer. Check them out:
- Conservation Northwest is focusing on roadless area on the Colville National Forest. CN requests a $10 donation and preregistration for participation in the guided hikes. Info: Crystal Gartner in Spokane, (509) 570-2166.
- The Idaho Conservation League North Idaho dayhikes. The hike series is geared to introducing people to the wealth of backcountry trail attractions in the Selkirk and Cabinet Mountains. Preregister on the ICL North Idaho Hikes website.
- Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness annual summer series of group hikes explore potential wilderness areas in the Cabinet Mountains northeast of Lake Pend Oreille.
- The Northeast Chapter, Washington Native Plant Society continues to offer a nifty schedule of field trips that combine hiking with nature observation.The group requests a $5 donation for participation.
Please confirm with field trip leaders before attending any of these group hikes.