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Outdoors blog archive for June 7, 2011


Quartz Mountain lookout stands above a deep April 2011 snowpack in Mount Spokane State Park. (Cris Currie)

Mount Spokane still mostly for skiers 

STATE PARKS -- Bare spots are yet to show through the snow covering the nordic ski trails at Mount Spokane, says Cris Currie of the Friends of Mount Spokane State Park. "There's debris all over the snow, but you can still ski and glide, and…

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Backpackers find snow up the Stehekin Valley in North Cascades National Park during the first week of June, 2011. (Hillary Landers)

North Cascades hikers limited by snow

BACKPACKING -- A group of Western Washington University students found plenty of snow-free landscape for backpacking and camping up the Stehekin Valley from Lake Chelan last week. Portions of the Pacific Crest Trail in North Cascades National Park were snow-free and easy cruising, they said.…

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Imnaha wolf pack strikes again on livestock

PREDATORS -- After the Imnaha pack in northeastern Oregon was implicated in another loss of livestock, state officials have ordered another wolf removed from the pack. That will make three down from Oregon's first confirmed breeding pack in the past few weeks. Two wolves from…

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Learn about fish of Montana's Fish Creek

FISHING -- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries biologist, Ladd Knotek, will present a free program about the population and health of fish in the Fish Creek drainage on Saturday, 7 p.m., at Big Pine Fishing Access Site Campground. That's right off I-90 west of…

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