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Thursday, December 12, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Roosevelt Lake shore ideal for winter hikes with dogs

A dog romps on the Hawk Creek arm shoreline of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area.    (Karen Jurasin)
A dog romps on the Hawk Creek arm shoreline of the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. (Karen Jurasin)

HIKING -- Hikers looking for a long winter walk where they can let their dog romp a bit might consider the shores of Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area that are away from houses and buildings.

Be smart: If there's anyone around -- anglers, walkers or anyone else -- use a leash.

Snow rarely lingers long on the Roosevelt shoreline after a storm, and the water level is low from winter through early spring leaving a large beach area for roaming.

Local hiker Karen Jurasin snapped the photo above of her dog, Scout, during a romp on the shore line at the Hawk Creek area northwest of Davenport (page 315 in 100 Hikes of the Inland Northwest).



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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