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Expansive lands bill establishes trails, wilderness in Northwest

Recreational trails through the Northwest and a wilderness area in Idaho are part of a massive public lands bill that passed the U.S. House on Wednesday and awaits President Barack …


Congress moves to boost protected public lands

Hiking trails through the Northwest and a wilderness area in Idaho are part of a massive public lands bill that passed the House Wednesday and will likely be signed soon …


Senate again passes expanded wilderness bill

WASHINGTON – For the second time this year, the Senate has passed a long-delayed bill to set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as protected wilderness, from …


Scotchman Peaks proponents making their case to locals

While some wilderness proposals championed by Idaho congressmen have moved to the front burner in Congress this month, the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is still …


Our View: Minnick-Simpson partnership signals for Idaho

It didn’t take Idaho’s freshman congressman Walt Minnick long to follow through on one of his campaign promises by co-sponsoring a wilderness bill that House colleague Mike Simpson has been …


Designating wilderness in Washington state

As a medic at an Army hospital in France, Dick Slagle kept a small snapshot close to him. It was a photo of White Mountain, the southernmost peak in northeast …


Claiming trails: mountain bikers, hikers confront wilderness

Mountain bikers are gearing up to stay on track in backcountry areas being proposed for federal wilderness designation in the Inland Northwest and throughout the nation. Most people know that …


Grinding through The Bob

The late-July fishing-floating trip Edwin Hill helped organize on Montana’s South Fork of the Flathead River turned out to be a drag. The Spokane adventurer and his extended family hired …


Anaconda-Pintler: Montana’s Lonesome Wilderness

Going the extra mile for a special reunion of four old college friends, we huffed and hoofed deep into a Montana wilderness where roughly 240 square miles appeared to have …


Cutthroat business in Bob Marshall Wilderness

Plans to poison thousands of fish in 21 Montana lakes then stock them with westslope cutthroat trout have final approval and the work, still disputed by some state commissioners, is …


Ruling murky on water rights

Naturally, most people assume that water is critical to the existence of wilderness fish and wildlife. Legally, however, there are dissenting opinions.


Paddlers rule in wild waters

Wet landscapes and wilderness management rules have maintained paddling as the premier mode of transportation in several of the nation’s wilderness areas outside of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The …


‘The Bob’ is a hunter’s paradise

The Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex in Montana is distinguished from the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness of Washington and Oregon by several factors important to elk hunters, including more elk, longer seasons and …


Game for the trail

Nothing takes modern big-game hunters to their roots more quickly and efficiently than a wilderness-bound pack string. Wall tents, wood stoves and saddle sores are part of a Western autumn …


Idaho’s Selway River a revered waterway

Rivers are the blood vessels of a wilderness area. They are the life lines that link the ecosystem and provide the arterials for fish, wildlife and adventurers alike. The Wild …


Air enthusiasts can still drop in on wilderness

The cowboys of the skies call Idaho their home on the range. Outside of Alaska, Idaho is the nation’s last great place for backcountry pilots and outfitters who have the …


Angler’s High Fish Always Biting In Beartooths

1. Some Beartooth lakes are ice-free for just six weeks a year, leaving cutthroats eager for almost any fly pattern. 2. Lakes scattered through the treeless rock basins of the …


If Columnist Falls In Woods, Does He Make A Sound?

Haven’t you always wondered what it would be like to go on a backpacking trip with Rich Landers, outdoors editor and all-around mountain guy? Well, let me tell you something. …


Great, Wild North British Columbia Preserves Vast Expanses Of Untouched Land For Future Generations

1. Topography in Valhalla Provincial Park ranges from beautiful Slocan Lake to majestic peaks. 2. Hikers enjoy the panoramic view as they trek to Mulvey Basin in British Columbia. See …


Outback Skiing A Wild High Cabins Provide A Base Camp For Adventure Skiing Deep In Oregon’s Eagle Cap Wilderness

1. Nathan Poage plunges from a wind-blown slope into the powder below Dollar Ridge in the Eagle Cap Wilderness. Photos by Rich Landers/The Spokesman-Review 2. Peter Rabenold puts skins on …