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Friday, September 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Sunny, wet, wonderful beginning of spring in the scablands

Ranger, a Brittany, towers over a spring-blooming buttercup in the scablands of Lincoln County. (Rich Landers)
Ranger, a Brittany, towers over a spring-blooming buttercup in the scablands of Lincoln County. (Rich Landers)

HIKING -- Only a few snow patches persist. The scablands are soggy after a record winter for precipitation.

Potholes and seasonal wetlands are brimming with water, inviting waterfowl by the thousands. Wildflowers are sprouting by the millions.

Happy spring.
 




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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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