Out & About

By Al Thomas, Columbian Outdoors Reporter



Fishermen’s Marine to offer seminars

PORTLAND — Nine free seminars dealing with fish species ranging from kokanee to tuna to fall chinook will be offered between May and September at Fishermen’s Marine and Outdoor, 1120 N. Hayden Meadows Drive.

The schedule, topics and starting times include: May 23, 6:30 p.m., trolling for kokanee; June 6, 6:30 p.m., Columbia River summer chinook; June 28, 6 p.m., albacore tuna fishing; July 11, 6:30 p.m., albacore tuna; July 18, 6:30 p.m., Deschutes River summer steelhead; Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., Columbia River fall chinook; Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m., Tillamook Bay fall chinook; Sept. 5, 6 p.m., GPS basics, and Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m., Columbia River fall chinook.

For more information, call the store at 503-283-0044.

Carson-to-Stevenson run slated May 5

STEVENSON — Registration is open for the sixth annual Carson-to-Stevenson Ridge Run on May 5 in Skamania County.

The 16-kilometer (9.92-mile) event begins for walkers at 8 a.m. and for runners at 8:30 a.m. at Wind River Middle School, 441 Hot Springs Ave., Carson. It finishes at the Skamania County Fairgrounds.

Entry costs $10 without a T-shirt or $20 with a shirt.

To register for the event or get more information go online www.skamaniacountyparks.com or www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com.

Money from the run will go to the club’s scholarship fund.

The free Columbia Gorge Fitness Fair will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fairground’s Exhibit Hall.

Featured will be youth activities, educational booths, free blood pressure checks and demonstrations of recreation and healthy cooking.

Mount Rainier National Park free through Sunday

ASHFORD, Wash. — Admission is free through Sunday at Mount Rainier National Park as part of the National Park Week celebration.

The park has more than 17 feet of snow at Paradise. The Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center will be open daily.

The Carbon River area is free of snow for hikers and cyclists.

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