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Outdoors blog archive for Feb. 25, 2016

THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016

Yosemite National Park's Horsetail Falls glows like a lavafall as the sun sets on Feb. 24, 2016. (Hillary Landers)

Photo: Yosemite waterfall lights up like fire

WATERFALLS -- Always the light of my life, my favorite youngest daughter brightened my morning with this photo she snapped as daylight waned Wednesday where she works in Yosemite National Park, California. Last night, the sunset hit Horsetail Falls just right so that it look...

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A grizzly bear roams Yellowstone National Park shortly after emerging from its winter den in March 2013. (Yellowstone Tour Guides)

First grizzly emerges from den in Yellowstone

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Yellowstone National Park has reported its first grizzly bear sighting of 2016. Park officials spotted the male grizzly bear Tuesday near the Nez Perce Creek drainage during a wolf survey flight. Park spokeswoman Amy Bartlett says the timing of this year’s first…

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Muddy water in Hangman Creek generally is a signal to kayakers, canoests and rafters that the stream is in rare good form for paddling.
 (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)

Video: Rafters go with the flow in Hangman Creek

RIVER RUNNING -- Hangman Creek is notorious among rafters and paddlers for being a now-you-see-it, now-you-don't whitewater attraction. Adequate flows for rafting usually come and go quickly in winter or early spring with rain and snowmelt events. Spokane river runner Tanner Grant jumped on the...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.

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