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Sage advice for hikers in tick country

Aaron Theisen, right, and Craig Romano explore the trail between Odessa and the BLM Lakeview Ranch in Lincoln County. (Rich Landers)
Aaron Theisen, right, and Craig Romano explore the trail between Odessa and the BLM Lakeview Ranch in Lincoln County. (Rich Landers)

HIKING -- The ticks are out in the scablands around the region, and they're thirsty.

Spokane hiker, writer and photographer Aaron Theisen offers this observation from his vast experience: 

"Never go to a dinner party directly from an early-spring hike, unless you want to entertain guests with the old 'watch a tick crawl out of my shirt collar' trick."

Click here to read my detailed primer on hiking and recreating in tick country.
 



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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