Out & About



Another round of razor clam digs proposed at Long Beach

LONG BEACH — Razor clam digging continues through Sunday on the Long Beach Peninsula with six more days possible beginning May 27.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing to allow digging daily from May 27 through June 1 at Long Beach if marine toxin tests indicate the clams are safe to eat.

Low tides for those six days are: May 27, Tuesday, 6:24 a.m., -1.0 feet; May 28, Wednesday, 7:06 a.m., -1.3 feet; May 29, Thursday, 7:45 a.m., -1.4 feet; May 30, Friday, 8:23 a.m., -1.2 feet; May 31, Saturday, 9:00 a.m., -1.0 feet; June 1, Sunday, 9:37 a.m., -0.7 feet.

Diggers can take 15 razor clams per day and are required to keep the first 15 they dig. Each digger’s clams must be kept in a separate container.

Mountain landscape photos featured in Stevenson showing

STEVENSON — Fourteen framed photographs of wildflowers and mountain landscapes from Mount Adams to Mount St. Helens by noted photographer Darryl Lloyd of Hood River are on display until June 7 at Stevenson Community Library, 120 N.W. Vancouver Ave.

Lloyd, longtime co-operator of the Flying L Ranch in Glenwood, has photographed nature for 55 years. He now owns Long Shadow Photography in Hood River.

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

New book features hikes at Goat Rocks, Mount Adams

A new book “Day Hiking Mount Adams and Goat Rocks” is on the market from Mountaineers Books.

The 252-page softbound book sells for $18.95. The author is Tami Asars, a Washington outdoor writer and nature photographer.

The book includes 18 hike descriptions for the Goat Rocks, 16 for Mount Adams, seven for Indian Heaven plus many more covering the Cispus River, Takhlakh Lake, White Pass, Packwood and Yakima areas.

Upper John Day River gets chinook fishing season

JOHN DAY, Ore. — Anglers along Oregon’s upper John Day River are getting a two-week spring chinook fishing season.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife announced the river with be open from Longview Ranch’s Johnson Creek diversion bridge upstream for 19.5 miles to the mouth of Rattlesnake Creek from Saturday through June 1.

The bag limit will be two adult and five jack chinook per day. There are no boat ramps so the fishing is expected to be from the bank only.

Biologist Jeff Neal of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said spawning goals for the upper main stem of the John Day River have been exceeded and salmon are available for sportsmen.