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Outdoors blog archive for June 10, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2011

Landslide strands hikers up Icicle Creek

NATIONAL FORESTS -- A series of mudslides todayoccurred mid-morning have blocked the upper Icicle Road west of Leavenworth, stranding about 30 hikers and campers, Wenatchee National Forest officials report. Slides as wide as 40 feet occurred near Fourth of July Trail and Fourth of July…

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Blackwell Island boat ramp reopens on Lake CdA

BOATING -- The Blackwell Island public boat launch was reopened Friday as water levels on Lake Coeur d’Alene continued to drop, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced. Based on new stream flow predicitions, the launch facility should remain open for the season, said Kurt…

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An angler reeled in this plump rainbow trout while fishing from shore at Lake Roosevelt. (Rich Landers)

Lake Roosevelt net-pen trout freed prematurely

FISHING– This year’s late runoff and deep drawdown at Lake Roosevelt has delivered a double whammy to trout and kokanee anglers. The prolonged increased flows and the reservoir’s low water levels likely have flushed significant numbers of carryover trout over Grand Coulee Dam, Washington Department…

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