Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Cloudy 44° Cloudy

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: wilderness50


Scotchmans’ student ranger grooms public on ways of the wilderness

The Scotchman Peaks roadless area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille isn’t an official wilderness, but it was served by a “wilderness ranger” this summer and gained a standout new trail …


Celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act

Virtually everything was wilderness just 500 years ago in this country we call America. By the 1800s, progress had run rough-shod over the East and Lewis and Clark were sent …


Peaking in Wallowas

As we stood on the top of Oregon’s largest wilderness area, looking down upon mountains that spread across the horizon like rows of jagged teeth, we made a plan to …


Great Old Broads: Wilderness advocacy group hikes with a purpose

It was a little jarring at first when the group of tanned, dusty, “women of a certain age” cheerfully referred to themselves as “broads” as they gathered at the Lava …


Canoeing the Boundary Waters

I was in my early 20s when my buddy and I launched our canoe into Seagull Lake off Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail – my first trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe …


Bull Lake to honor Wilderness Act anniversary this weekend

A Blackfeet Tribe troubadour and a former chief of the U.S. Forest Service are coming to the Inland Northwest to be part of a three-day event celebrating the 50th anniversary …


Field reports: New Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map published

TRAILS – A new Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map, featuring about 80 trails, has been published by conservation groups celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. “The last Forest Service …


Film fest celebrates 50 years of wilderness

OUTFIELD – A free mini-film festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act is traveling through the Inland Northwest this summer. The beauty, history and adventure of wilderness areas, …


2,700 miles later: Speed-hiking queen of the PCT

“I ’m not a particularly fast walker,” Heather Anderson said – much to the relief of her interviewer – as she hiked a North Idaho trail last week. “The difference …


Photo: User-submitted photo: Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness hemmed in gold

Untamed spring: Wildflowers brighten the trail into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness near Troy, Ore., on the second weekend in April.


Adventure and rain await Olympic Peninsula hikers

Although the Olympic Peninsula is a short day’s drive from the Inland Northwest, it’s a different universe for local backpackers and hikers. The contrast isn’t simply about the fact that …


Scotchman Peaks group finds common ground for wilderness

In the often-divisive arena of wilderness policy, the Scotchman Peaks straddle many boundaries. The scenic mountain range between the Clark Fork and Bull rivers has more geopolitical lines dotting its …


Obama may bypass Congress to create national monuments

SAN FRANCISCO – Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said she will recommend that President Barack Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that …


Seven Devils: Hikers approve of God’s work above Hells Canyon

Three seasons of major forest fires have remodeled the scenery for backpackers who might be revisiting Idaho’s Seven Devils Mountains for the first time in a decade. But the Devils …


Glacier Peak Wilderness hikers find nature untamed near hidden volcano

Holly Weiler was blunt in the Spokane Mountaineers calendar item about the August trip she was leading through the Glacier Peak Wilderness: “We’re hiking a loop –Trinity Trailhead (near Lake …


Glacier Peak Wilderness hikers find nature untamed near hidden volcano

Holly Weiler was blunt in the Spokane Mountaineers calendar item about the August trip she was leading through the Glacier Peak Wilderness: “We’re hiking a loop –Trinity Trailhead (near Lake …


Olympics: Ozette Triangle perfect intro to hiking Olympic beaches

Nine miles of hiking – sea level most of the way – three days to do it. Sounds like an easy backpack trip on Washington’s Olympic coast near Ozette. But …


Great Burn Wilderness remains subject of debate

The 1910 fires – and significant wildfires that followed into the 1930s – had a devastating hand in bestowing rugged portions of the Bitterroot Mountains with new life.


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 …


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 …


The Bob: Hunting camp trip provides chance to experience wilderness

It’s day five of Bobby and Dave Terese’s 10-day hunting trip into the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area. Neither has bagged his elk yet, but this morning, as the two New …


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 …


Circling Rainier: Wonderland Trail

While “Near Nature, Near Perfect,” might be a stretch for Spokane, the city’s slogan would be an understatement for the 94-mile Wonderland Trail that circumnavigates Mount Rainier. From rain forests …


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 …