Arrow-right Camera

Tags


Everything tagged


Sort by:

Stories tagged: wilderness


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 2:59 p.m.

Eli Francovich: Seeing the west through the eyes of a Dutchman

In late May, Dutchman Freek Borlee visited me for three weeks. During that time I saw the landscape through his eyes and found myself falling back in love with the …


Federal officials ban snowmobiles in Idaho’s Great Burn wilderness study area

Federal officials have released a plan for a proposed wilderness area in a northern Idaho forest that includes banning snowmobiles.


Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats

The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …


In brief: Snowmobilers lose suit over wilderness recommendations

A federal judge last week upheld protections for some of the last roadless areas of the Kootenai National Forest in northwest Montana and the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.


Hiking Beartooth Wilderness high on list of Montana adventures

Crawl from your warm sleeping bag out the tent door, into the darkness and predawn wind whipping across the plateau. Look up at the cathedral of the sky. Watch the …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time

If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …


Renewed interest in oil drilling in Arctic Wildlife Refuge mobilizes wilderness advocates

Dan Ashe, who rose from the ranks of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2011 to become its 16th director, finally got his chance to visit the Arctic National …


Hiker kills aggressive mountain goat; efforts increase to educate public to coexist

An aggressive mountain goat was shot and killed by a hiker in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness last month bringing new concerns about the threats that outdoor recreation poses to the …


Field reports: Women in wilderness explored by panel

OUTDOORS – Four local women with wide-ranging experience in the great outdoors will join for a panel presentation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowl and Pitcher amphitheater at …


Hikers getting too friendly with Scotchman Peak mountain goats

Mountain goats are icons on Scotchman Peak, luring hikers up the 3.5-mile trail northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho, to be in the realm of the usually docile white-coated animals overlooking …


Field Reports: Water study addresses Priest Lake levels

A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance …


Field Reports: Washington sets gray wolf conflict protocols, requires deterrents

Washington has released a revised “Protocol for Wolf-Livestock Interactions” that requires livestock producers to try at least two proactive deterrence measures appropriate to their operation before the state would consider …


Expedition Alaska: Racers, crew and filmmakers took risks in adventure race

Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …


Backcountry cabin offers skiers rustic comfort in Eagle Cap Wilderness

It’s not for everybody, but skiing into a backcountry cabin is an ideal break from the late-winter blues just when it’s needed most. Out there, weary refugees from the rat-race …


Field Reports: Mountain biking group backs Scotchman wilderness

A North Idaho mountain biking club has detoured from the generally position of cyclists to endorse a proposed wilderness.


Field reports: Lawmaker questions rail trail funding

Rep. Joe Schmick (R-Colfax) says he questions the value of Washington State Parks and Recreation Department proposals to spend millions of dollars in his district improving the portion of a …


Wild on two wheels: Motorcycle camping tour threads Idaho wilderness

What started as an annual mountain biking adventure among high school buddies has transformed over decades into a motorcycle camping trip that continues to incorporate thrills, dirty clothes and the …


Wind River Range is high note for Spokane Mountaineers

On July 29, two Spokane Mountaineers departed after work to drive 670 miles overnight to Pinedale, Wyoming, where they left their car, and boarded a shuttle vehicle for more than …


Boulder-White Clouds wilderness area preserves scope and beauty of the region

In August 2015, President Barack Obama signed legislation protecting 275,665 acres of the Boulder-White Clouds region as wilderness, ending decades of debate over what should become of the remote central …


Owyhee River author passionate for protection

The rugged, wild Owyhee River canyonlands of southern Oregon are remote and easy to put out of mind.


Out & About: Salmo-Priest lookout abused by hikers

Grandfathered at the time the Salmo-Priest Wilderness was designated, the Little Snowy Top Lookout is a piece of history and a rare shelter in a storm for any wilderness traveler.


Wenaha trails get TLC after 2015 wildfires

The smoke is long gone from the wildfires that closed much of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness last summer, but concerns linger for hikers, hunters and horse groups.


Hells Canyon boating fee proposal caught public off guard

The citizen’s council with the power to decide if a Hells Canyon river fee should move forward learned about the proposal more than 18 months before the general public.


Colville Forest plan will ration recreation on 1.1 million acres

Something is at stake for everyone from mountain bikers to loggers in the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest as the July 5 deadline approaches for public comment on the draft …


Out & About: Washington big on theatrical grouse

OUTNUMBERED – Grouse of various types are wrapping up spring strutting, dancing, drumming and other cool rituals of courtship. They put on a good show. Washington is especially blessed with …


Out and about

OUTTRAILS – Montana has launched a statewide online hiking guide. Montana Wilderness Association, with a grant from the state Office of Tourism, has gone live with Hikewildmontana.org, Montana’s first hiking …


Scat explains smile on coyote’s face

Holy crap! While shed hunters are combing the woods for huge discarded antlers this spring, Tina Wynecoop scored a scat that looked like a 13-inch-long rope with a half dozen …


In brief: Mount Rainier wilderness reservation system crashes

A catastrophic computer system crash at Mount Rainier National Park has put procrastinators on equal footing with backpackers who applied early to get backcountry permits for the Wonderland Trail and …


In brief: Wild Wilderness films in Coeur d’Alene

“Wild for Wilderness – An Evening of Untamed Films” will feature award-winning documentaries and captivating footage of wildlife at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Eagles Lodge, 209 Sherman Ave. …


Landers: Andrus stands out rock solid as national conservation leader

When they carve the equivalent of Mount Rushmore for politicians who stuck their necks out for hunting, fishing and conservation, Cecil Andrus deserves to be among the faces in the …