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Outdoors blog archive for July 2011

TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2011

Pink salmon, also known as a humpy. (Associated Press)

Humpies hammer hooks on Washington Coast

SALMON FISHING -- While the fish have just begun entering the Puget Sound area, this year's big crop of pink salmon is already making itself known to anglers along the north Olylmpic Peninsula. From LaPush all the way to the western edges of Port Angeles,...

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MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011

SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2011


Late snow blocks climber's 10 peaks in six days attempt

MOUNTAINEERING -- Near the top of Eastern Oregon's nearly 10,000-foot Sacajawea Peak, Steve Kominsky of Medford found himself staring at an all-too familiar barrier between himself and Oregon mountaineering history. A 25-foot snow cliff, slickened under the mid-summer sun, shouldn't be there in July. But...

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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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Montana sets quota of 220 wolves for fall hunt

PREDATORS -- Hunters will be able to shoot as many as 220 gray wolves in Montana this fall under rules adopted today by state wildlife commissioners. The hunt is scheduled to begin in early September and is expected to reduce the predator’s Montana population by...

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