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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 25, 2016

MONDAY, JAN. 25, 2016

Deadly January: Avalanches kill 10 in 10 days 

WINTERSPORTS -- The five avalanche fatalities recorded from Mount Baker to Wyoming over the weekend contributed to January being the deadliest month in 20 years for on-snow travelers. Even my earlier report on the weekend accidents involving skiers and snowmobilers at Mount Baker, Montana and...

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Benjamin Read works with a group of splitboarders to break trail up the Pack River drainage for powder rides on Selkirk Mountains slopes. (Jason Hershey)

Backcountry crowd works for unblemished powder 

WINTERSPORTS -- Backcountry skiers and snowboarders have been reaping big rewards for their muscle-powered efforts in Idaho's Selkirk Mountains. A group of five splitboarders, for example, have been taking advantage of the Pack River Road being plowed up into the drainage farther than normal because…

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Bull moose in Montana. (Jaimie Johnson)

Antler shedding underway for big game 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Deer, elk and moose males have been shedding their antlers in preparation for growing new sets starting later this winter. But they're not all on the same schedule. Come bucks and bulls will carry their racks for another month or more. Montana...

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