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TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013

Volunteers clear brush off the national forest trail to Stevens Lakes near Lookout Pass.

Recent outdoors stories in The Spokesman-Review

Colville's celebrate $50 million hatchery Federal budget cuts leave recreation areas relying on outside help Local Trail Angel: Lynn Smith lends muscle, time, inspiration Woman who died in fall at climbing rocks identified Field Reports: Sockeye fishing opens on upper Columbia... Oregon approves wolf settlement......

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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013


Backpackers trek out of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wildernes above the Wenaha River toward Troy, Oreg. (Rich Landers)

Wenaha River beckons backpackers

HIKING -- This photo is just a glimpse of the scenic value I enjoyed this weekend with other backpackers as we hiked up the Wenaha River from Troy, Oregon. The Wenaha is a major trib to the Grande Ronde, a former steelhead and salmon fishing...

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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

Remorseful camper contributes to junk-food elk

CAMPING -- Many families consider Memorial Day weekend the kickoff for the camping season. Unfortunately, it's also the start of some bad habits for wildlife attracted to the food and garbage campers make available. Luring wildlife to camping areas with food creates pests that can...

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Myles Heistad, left, and Scott Wolff hike the trail along the North Fork of Asotin Creek before buds have opened on trees and plants in the foothills of the Blue Mountains of southeastern Washington. (Rich Landers)

Plan ahead for free forest access on June 8

PUBLIC LANDS -- Federal land managers offer free entry to parks, forests, U.S. Bureau of Land management lands, refuges and other national interest lands where fees are charged on certain holidays scattered through the year. The next freebie is June 8, Great Outdoors Day, with...

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FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013

TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013

Trail around the 640-acre plateau on top of Steamboat Rock leads spring hikers into a wildflower world above Banks Lake and the scablands below. (FILE The Spokesman-Review)

Wildflowers blooming at Steamboat; snakes, too

HIKING -- A Spokane couple returning from a camping-hiking trip to Steamboat Rock State Park this weekend have several recommendations for folks who want to follow their footsteps: 1. Go now. The wildflowers are beautiful, with the balsamroot on the downward swing but bitterroots are...

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MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2013


Firewood gathered in the spring should be properly cured by winter.
 (Brian Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

National forests require firewood permits

PUBLIC LANDS -- Cutting firewood for personal or commercial use from national forests requires a permit. Peronal use permits go on sale Monday (April 1). Exception: Colville National Forest permit sales have been delayed until April 8 because of printing delays. Info: (509) 684-7000. Idaho...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013

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