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FRIDAY, JULY 1, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Hikers break into the open area near the top of Hall Mountain above Sullivan Lake on a  day trip led by Conservation Northwest volunteers.  (Rich Landers)

Volunteers giving TLC to popular trails

PUBLIC LANDS - More volunteers are needed for upcoming outings that combine learning traditional skills and the camaraderie of group camping with maintaining popular northeastern Washington trails. Three projects organized by the Washington Trails Association and Conservation Northwest include: Bead Lake Trail, June 25-27. Salmo-Priest...

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MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011


Hikers explore the Dishman Hills Natural Area in Spokane Valley. (Rich Landers)

'State of Our Trails' program set for Thursday

TRAILS– Efforts to maintain and develop some of the region’s standout trails will be presented at the annual “state of our trails” program organized by the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition Thursday, 6 p.m., at Mountain Gear Corporate Headquarters, 6021 E. Mansfield in Spokane Valley. (See...

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MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011


MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Methow trails group seeks executive director

TRAILS -- For the first time in its 33 year history, the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is hiring a new executive director to lead a group that's developed one of the nation's top cross-country and cycling trail systems and associated events and programs. The...

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TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011

Vandalism mars the mural in the Fish Lake Rail Trail near Marshall. The dirty work was done around Friday May 27, less than two weeks after volunteers used colorful paint to fill in the outline Eastern Washington University art students devoted weeks to outline. (Courtesy photo)

Fish Lake Trail mural marred by vandals

TRAILS -- Vandalism has marred a mural in the Fish Lake Trail tunnel less than two weeks after volunteers had put all but the finishing touches on the colorful farm-to-rail scenes. Apparently on Friday night, a paint roller was used to write graffiti and ruin...

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MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011

FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011

Laurie Fleming of Spokane adds muscle power to a Washington Trails Association volunteer project to improve a trail in Spokane County's Iller Creek Conservation Area. (Rich Landers)

Iller Creek trail project needs volunteers

COUNTY PARKS -- The National Trails Day weekend work project scheduled for Liberty Lake County Park has been changed to put more muscle to Spokane County’s popular Iller Creek Conservation Area up from Dishman-Mica Road. Volunteers are needed June 4 or 5 to improve the...

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FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011



Steamboat Rock gets jump on wildflowers

HIKING -- While wildflowers are just getting brave enough to emerge, the Columbia Basin, as usual has a jump on the much of the region. Here's a report from John Echelbarger, who hiked Sunday at Steamboat Rock State Park on Banks Lake. "There was a...

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Centennial Trail, Turnbull fundraisers this week

CONSERVATION -- Two worthy local outdoor causes are having fun feasts and auctions this weekend: The Centennial Trail's third annual Adventure Auction is Friday at Northern Quest Casino. Info: 624-7188. The Friends of the Centennial Trail donate funds to trail construction. Friends of Turnbull National...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

Appalachian Trail: End-to-end in five minutes

Green Tunnel from Kevin Gallagher on Vimeo. HIKING - Under the trail name "Fester," Virginia hiker Kevin Gallagher hiked the 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Then he compiled some 4,000 photos into a stop-motion video called Green Tunnel, which gives a view of the...

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Construction to affect centennial trail access

TRAILS -- The Indiana Avenue road extension project will limit access to the Centennial Trail and paddle-boat launching near Mission and Flora from April through July 4. Route changes in the area include new names for some of the roads, Spokane Valley officials said. Since...

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