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Outdoors blog archive for Jan. 1, 2017

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017

SATURDAY, JAN. 28, 2017

FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2017

A mountain grouse track crosses a snowshoe hare track before the bird launched to fly away. (Rich Landers)

Critter tracks read like story in the snow

WILDLIFE -- On Sunday morning while reading the newspaper, I contemplated several options for the day. My decision was made when I called the Mount Spokane State Park nordic ski trails hotline (238-4025) for the recorded snow conditions report. When Park Manager Steve Christensen said...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017

Wind-packed or crusted snow covering vast areas and make it difficult for wildlife to move and feed.

 (Randy Belstad / Courtesy)

Boiler plate snow cover tough on wildlife

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- The wind-packed or sun-crusted snow blanketing much of the region delivers one of the most difficult conditions for wintering birds and a wildlife. Crusty snow with mild temperatures is more deadly than powdery snow and frigid cold. It's time to rein in...

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Chuck Huber and a group of Spokane Mountaineers enjoyed an after-work hike through the Slavin Conservation Area. (Rich Landers)

Kendall Yards gathering celebrates hitting the trail

OUTDOOR RECREATION – An “All Out Trail Celebration” involving more than 30 outdoor community organizations will be held at the Kendall Yards Welcome Center on Saturday, Jan. 28, organized by REI. Clubs, event organizers, land managers, conservation and stewardship groups will be represented, said Carol...

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MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2017

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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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