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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

Josh Rindal of Spokane leaves the little village of Ruby on the Yukon River along the Iditarod Trail. He and Bob Jones spent the night here after we came in from McGrath over the North Route. Rindal and Bob Jones of Kettle Falls were snowmobiling 1,400-miles along the route of Alaska's famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race in March 2014.
 (Robert Jones)

Iditarod snowmobile Diary: Day 12

SNOWMOBILING -- Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and Josh Rindal of Spokane are repeating their effort to follow Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race by snowmobile in February and March 2014. Here's a tidbit Jones filed from the trail: We just got into Nulato after a…

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This herd of goats was procured by Avista to clear noxious weeds away from a substation in Spokane Valley.

Noxious weeds workshop March 22 at Usk

HABITAT -- Weed control on private lands is important to everyone with an interest in wildlife and wild lands. Property owners can find out how to manage weeds and sign up for neighborhood cost-share assistance on Saturday, March 22, at a workshop offered by WSU…

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MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014

In this Friday, March 9, 2012 photo, an aurora borealis swirls in the sky over the Yukon River village of Ruby, Alaska, a checkpoint of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (Marc Lester / Anchorage Daily News)

Iditarod snowmobile Diary: Day 11

SNOWMOBILING -- Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and Josh Rindal of Spokane are repeating their effort to follow Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race by snowmobile in February and March 2014. See the complete diary and photos from their 2012 trip -- which marked Jones's 14th…

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Columbia steelhead fishing improves at Ringold

FISHING -- Here's encouraging news for Columbia River steelhead anglers in the Ringold area of the Hanford Reach in today's creel report from Paul Hoffarth, Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologist in the Tri-Cities: Fishing has finally improved in the Ringold area steelhead sport fishery.…

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Cross-country skiers on the Methow Valley Sport Trails. (courtesy)

Free cross-country ski day in Methow Valley

WINTER SPORTS -- The Methow Valley Sport Trails Association and community partners are sponsoring a free cross-country ski day on Friday, March 14 for people to explore the region's most expansive and varied system of groomed nordic trails. Trail passes will not be required on…

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SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014

Snowmobilers Josh Rindal and Bob Jones take refuge in the Carlson's Crossing Cabin during their 1,400-mile Alaska journey following the trail of the 2014 Iditarod Sled Dog Race.  (Robert Jones)

Iditarod snowmobile Diary: Day 10 

SNOWMOBILING -- Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and Josh Rindal of Spokane are repeating their effort to follow Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race by snowmobile in February and March 2014. See the complete diary and photos from their 2012 trip -- which marked Jones's 14th…

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SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

Musher Matt Failor drives his team down the Kuskokwim River after leaving the Iditarod Sled Dog Race  checkpoint in McGrath.  By this point, mushers are well ahead of any snowmobilers following the Iditarod Trail. (Bill Roth / The Anchorage Daily News)

Iditarod snowmobile Diary: Day 9

SNOWMOBILING -- Bob Jones of Kettle Falls and Josh Rindal of Spokane are repeating their effort to follow Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race by snowmobile in February and March 2014. See the complete diary and photos from their 2012 trip -- which marked Jones's 14th…

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