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Landers: Urging mountain bikers onto a sustainable track

Bicycling – a force against nature? I never thought I’d see THAT day come. But I have.

Ralph Walter: With help from an expert, even a knothead can learn to love hiking

Over the years, I’ve given my girlfriend some real duds as gifts – with the exception of last year: An autographed copy of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,” co-authored by former …

Outdoor writer gets to bottom line of disastrous Exxon supertanker oil spill

Dawn detergent has been my brand of choice for dishwashing since 1989, when The Spokesman-Review flew me to Alaska to report on the environmental havoc caused by the Exxon Valdez …

National park regulations pass sniff test at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, which is celebrating its centennial, is a monument to eye-catching natural beauty – and the value of government regulation, which deter miners, plans for dams, tramways …

Landers presents Quetico adventure

Former Spokesman-Review Outdoors editor Rich Landers will be speaking at the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club general meeting on Feb. 25.

Anglers thrill in the chill of winter fishing

There’s no off-season for serious anglers, and that includes winter. Numb fingers and lines iced in the rod guides are surmountable deterrents to anglers who recognize that winter delivers special …

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018

Rich Landers: My day with Sandra Day O’Connor

A newspaper writer is more likely to get a hug from President Trump than a day on a trout stream with an associate justice of the Supreme Court.

Local authors pack many miles of research into two new adventure guides

Fall is a fine time for hiking as well as planning next season’s trips. New guidebooks devoted to trails and adventuring published this season feature expert insight on getting to …

Rob Curley: ‘100 Things to Do in Spokane Before You Die’ is an insider’s guide to our town

When our editor talks to different community groups about our newspaper’s different missions, he often explains our hope to be a daily instruction manual to life in our community. Then …

UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018

March hikes: Vanishing snow reveals amazing hiking opportunities

March is the time hikers bare their soles to lowland trails where most of the snow has disappeared and buttercups are blooming.

Former S-R reporters honored for environmental reporting at Winter Waters event

Three former Spokesman-Review reporters will be honored for their reporting on environmental issues and the outdoors during the March 2 Winter Waters celebration in Spokane.

Friends of Scotchman Peaks host Rich Landers January 13

Former Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers will talk about his career, Jan. 13.

Wimpy fly rod lands whopper fish at Rocky Ford Creek

Don Childress, a Sandpoint angler says an old, soft, fiberglass rod was the ticket to landing the Central Washington trout of a lifetime out of Rocky Ford Creek this month.

Rich Landers: Anglers have gut reaction to proposed fishing rule changes

Only 18 anglers showed up on Tuesday night at Center Place in Spokane Valley for the meeting on proposals to simplify Washington’s fishing regulations. At first glance, the skimpy attendance …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017

Rob Curley: In an early-morning call, losing an old friend and finding a way forward

This week marks my one-year anniversary of the editor of The Spokesman-Review. I wanted to be here for so many reasons, but mostly because I had grown to dislike the …

S-R’s Rich Landers wins prestigious Jade of Chiefs conservation writing award

The Spokesman-Review outdoors editor Rich Landers was awarded the Jade of Chiefs Award Monday at the Outdoor Writers Association of America annual conference in Duluth, Minn.

Landers: Fair chase, not baiting, should be standard for deer, elk

“I feel bad for the kid that goes out with his uncle and gets a buck the first time out hunting over bait. That’s the only way that kid knows …

Second chance for orphaned wildlife

There’s no such thing as equal opportunity for orphaned wildlife such as bear cubs and cougar kittens. Most perish quickly in the wild while others are found, putting humans in …

Bull elk that battled to death feeding the hungry in Idaho

The powerful story of two bull elk fighting to their death for breeding dominance east of Coeur d’Alene has a mostly positive ending, although not for the herd’s gene pool. …

Landers: Big tiger muskies keep coming for area anglers

A tiger musky officially weighed at 37 pounds, 14 ounces caught in Curlew Lake in Ferry County on July 25 is a state record for the species – pending the …

Deep drawdown: Lowering water levels test patience and ingenuity of local fishermen

Spokane anglers Jim Kujala and Dave Ross kicked butt on Lake Roosevelt rainbows all winter, catching their five-fish daily limits in as little as 20 minutes occasionally with the help …

Landers: Record salmon forecast sparks record optimism

Chinook salmon were the topic of boom and gloom last week during the Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show. Washington is forecast to be flooded with a record 1.6 million fall …

Landers column: Too many slaps on wrist and not enough tough punishment for poachers

Pend Oreille County District Court has dinged Charles Isaiah Fraley, 27, of Ione $6,193 for using a rifle to kill a six-point bull elk during the September archery season. A …

Landers: Anglers caught in middle of dispute

Rain runoff is clouding the region’s streams this week, but their murkiness isn’t even close to matching the jurisdictional dispute on the waters of Lake Roosevelt. Don and Christine Fisher …

Landers: Land Trust hits 15,000 acre milestone

Trust is the operative word in the name of a nonprofit group that’s helping make the region a better place for fish and wildlife and people. “We work with landowners …

Landers: Shutdown makes lake access confusing

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area boat launches will be reopened within a day after directives come down from Washington, D.C., if Congress ends the shutdown, said Superintendent Dan Foster.

Landers: A recipe to de-skunk your dog

I’m always prepared for the day my bird dog sniffs the business end of a skunk.

Landers: Cats are birds’ worst enemy

It’s unfortunate that birds don’t scream when they die; the din might catch our attention. The killing fields are all around us, from the glass windows in the city to …

Short hikes are cheap outdoor elixir for mind, body, social well-being

Heading out on a trail for a day or even a few hours is one of life’s simplest active pleasures. Craving fresh air, wildflowers, wildlife and healthy exercise? Taking a …

Day hiking quiz: Take the test

Following are questions touching on subjects of importance to hikers. Answers at end.