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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Reader photo: Rams crazy over ewe

Bighorn rams of the Vulcan Mountain herd in Ferry County, Washington, are very interested in ewes during the first week of November as the rut, a term for the mating …

Reader photo: That’s close enough

Carlene Hardt and her husband were walking with their two dogs at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on Oct. 1 when they spotted a porcupine on the gravel path by Headquarters …

Reader photo: Still bullish in October

Spokane photographer John Latta nails the light and the moment as this bull elk moves with its harem of cows earlier this month during the tail end of the rut …

Reader photo: Where is everybody?

October fly fishing can be about as good as it gets in terms of finding solitude, colorful fall scenery and eager trout.

Reader photo: Hiking into hint of winter

Spokane Mountaineer Tyler Nyman gained this frosty view of Stevens Lake and Upper Stevens Lake last weekend near Mullan, Idaho, during an 8.3-mile traverse across Stevens Peak, the highest mountain …

Reader photo: Snake can’t rattle hiker

Be aware of your surroundings while backpacking in the rattlesnake country of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area, even during fall.

Reader photo: Humming along at Arbor Crest

As bird migrations are getting underway, Cortney Litwin found this hummingbird in a garden at Arbor Crest while attending the art show on Sunday.

Reader photo: Calm before the storm of paddling

Moraine Lake, spectacular views and a fleet of rental canoes is ready for paddlers in Banff National Park, British Columbia.

Reader photo: Evening light on the water

Sunset and its evening light on the water is a happy hour for paddlers.

Reader Photo: On top of the world

Lexi Greenwood and Kelly Kopczynsky celebrate on the summit of Harrison Peak after backpacking three days along the Selkirk Crest in North Idaho.

Reader Photo: Dog days of summer fishing

Benjamin Read and his dog, Piton, stay cool while wet wading to fish at a North Idaho lake.

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 4:23 p.m.

Reader photo: Berries by the bagful

As every picker who hasn’t been in a coma knows, the region is enjoying a bumper crop of huckleberries.

Reader photo: Seeing the lights

Heavenly display: With a sun activity forecast that spelled a good chance to see the northern lights from Eastern Washington last weekend, Sharon Lindsay and several Spokane photographers headed out …

Reader photo: Beargrass bloom booms

Summer “snow drifts” of blooming beargrass are luring hikers to Selkirk Mountains trails this month.

Reader Photo: Bit off more than he can chew

The fish is just a little too big for this baby red-necked grebe. Baby grebes spend their first days riding around on their parent’s back.

Reader photo: Subtle beauty

The Saltese Uplands, a Spokane County Conservation Futures property, is a place of subtle beauty. Early June is a great time of year to enjoy the wildflowers.

Reader photo: Horsing the scablands

Dan Hoke rides his horse cross-country into the scablands and toward a Lincoln County sunset after a fresh early June rain shower.

UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 1:21 p.m.

Reader photo: Standing out in the Selkirks

The Selkirk Mountains in Idaho continue to open their arms to adventurers willing to tough out spring transition conditions in the high country.

Reader Photo: Robbing the cradle

As goslings crawl over a shoreline branch to swim after their parents, a largemouth bass blasts up to the surface and claims one for dinner.

Reader photo: Complimentary colors

Call of the wild prairie: A meadowlark belts out a call from an otherwise camouflaged position among blooming arrowleaf balsamroot west of Spokane. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos …

Reader photo: Momentary pause

On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition at

Reader photo: Palouse cliff dwellers

On the edge: Yellow-bellied marmots take a stand on a cliff above the Palouse River and falls at Palouse Falls State Park. On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for …

UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 3:46 p.m.

Reader photo: Swarm of ladybugs

On the web: Submit your outdoors-related photos for a chance to be published in our weekly print edition at

Reader photo: Aerial competition for anglers

An osprey swooped in to take a fisherman’s catch at Fernan Lake in North Idaho this week. The fish somehow broke free and escaped. The angler had to start over.

UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017, 1:12 p.m.

Reader photo: Heavenly colors

Light by night: Rainbows are common, but have you ever seen a “moonbow?” Spokane pastor and photographer Craig Goodwin took advantage of a cold, clear night and his aversion to …

UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

Reader photo: Powerful waters

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Reader photo: Spring is coming

A spotted Towhee huddles at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge on March 6, a sure sign that spring is on the way.

Reader photo: Getting plastered on Mount Spokane

Rime coats the Vista House on top of Mount Spokane on another snowy day in a stellar season for area ski resorts.

Reader photo: In the Selkirks, beyond the crowds

Backcountry splitboarder Brett Chambers poses with Phoebe Tip in the background in the Idaho Selkirk Mountains near Priest Lake on Feb. 11.

Reader photo: Ice landings

These pilots don’t have a death wish. Their planes with skis land and take off just fine on a frozen Loon Lake.