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Outdoors blog archive for Oct. 1, 2014


Barbara Washburn, right, poses with her husband, Bradford Washburn during the 1947 Alaska expedition on which she became the first woman to climb Mount McKinley.

First woman to climb McKinley dead at 99

MOUNTAINEERING -- Barbara Polk Washburn, first woman to climb the highest peak in the United States, died in Massachusetts on Sept. 25 at the age of 99. The climb of Mount McKinley was less about breaking barriers than about building a relationship with her husband,…

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A pile of 15 coho and one chinook is a limit of 16 salmon for the eight anglers aboard the Coho King fishing out of Ilwaco, Wash., earlier this month.

Coho count nice way to end September

FISHING -- It's been a good year for Columbia River spring chinook, a record year for sockeye, a record or near-record year for fall chinook, and now the latest about coho.... drum roll, Please: "The 181,514 adult coho counted at Bonneville Dam through Sept. 30…

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Spokane River under a late September sunset. (Craig Goodwin)

Photo: Spokane River is scenic masterpiece

RIVERS -- Not to be taken for granted, the Spokane River should inspire all of us to be caretakers of our natural resources. Thanks to Craig Goodwin, pastor of Millwood Community Presbyterian Church and outdoor photographer, for giving us this visual reminder. See a story…

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