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How the Gifford Pinchot National Forest got its name — and lost its soul

June 8, 2024, 6:05am Entertainment

Imagine your favorite Cascades hike. Now imagine, instead of that special pocket or two of old growth you always visit along the way, every mile of that hike is lined… Read story

Fishing report: License now required to fish for smelt, crawfish and carp

June 8, 2024, 5:32am Outdoors

Washington fishers are now required to have a recreational fishing license for freshwater smelt, crawfish, and carp. Read story

Sunset over the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.

Roll on, Big River: Book explores the Columbia River, its diversity of landscapes and cultures

Sunset over the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River.

June 7, 2024, 6:03am Clark County Life

The river that one white explorer named after his own ship in 1792 — the Columbia — has been called many things in many languages, but perhaps the simplest, broadest name is also the truest: Big River. Read story

The Pacific Crest Trail from Trout Creek to Sedum Point allows expansive views of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Peace in the Pinchot: Hiker, dog find relaxing solitude not too far from home

The Pacific Crest Trail from Trout Creek to Sedum Point allows expansive views of the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

June 1, 2024, 5:55am Clark County Life

I found a five-hour hike through untouched forest in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, where I didn’t see one other person the whole time. It was a dream hike to bring a dog, and my dog Luna needs to be out here in the woods to find a better sense… Read story

Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait attempts to net a spring chinook on the Columbia River. It was announced Wednesday, May 29, 2024, that the spring chinook season has been extended from June 1-15.

Fishing report: Spring chinook season extended on Columbia River

Buzz Ramsey of Yakima Bait attempts to net a spring chinook on the Columbia River. It was announced Wednesday, May 29, 2024, that the spring chinook season has been extended from June 1-15.

May 31, 2024, 5:20pm Latest News

The Columbia River spring chinook salmon season has been extended, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday. Read story

Andrew Okerlund, 20, a 2021 Camas High School graduate, climbs the northeast ridge of Easy Mox in Washington during the summer of 2023.

“100 Summits: Bulgers in a Season”: Documentary about Camas grad ready for screening

Andrew Okerlund, 20, a 2021 Camas High School graduate, climbs the northeast ridge of Easy Mox in Washington during the summer of 2023.

May 28, 2024, 6:02am Clark County Life

It isn’t often that a documentary premieres at the Liberty Theatre in Camas. But when both the subject and the mastermind are both Camas grads, it makes sense. Read story

Spring Chinook salmon fishing is reopening on the lower Columbia River for two weekends in May and four days in June, it was announced Wednesday, May 15, 2024, by Washington and Oregon fishery officials.

Field notes: Lots of salmon fishing opportunities for Memorial Day weekend

Spring Chinook salmon fishing is reopening on the lower Columbia River for two weekends in May and four days in June, it was announced Wednesday, May 15, 2024, by Washington and Oregon fishery officials.

May 25, 2024, 5:36am Outdoors

Spring Chinook salmon angling in the lower Columbia River got an extra day in addition to the weekend of June 12-15, Washington and Oregon fishery officials announced. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for week of May 18

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

May 25, 2024, 5:35am Outdoors

Columbia River and tributary fishery reports for week of May 18, plus recent area trout plants of May 20-22 Read story

Karen Ceballos of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, center, operates a mobile device that records conditions and details (like distances, grades, bumps and holes) while traveling down hiking trails like this one at Whipple Creek Regional Park.

Slopes? Zigzags? Access Recreation aims to offer pros, cons of Clark County parks for differently abled people

Karen Ceballos of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, center, operates a mobile device that records conditions and details (like distances, grades, bumps and holes) while traveling down hiking trails like this one at Whipple Creek Regional Park.

May 21, 2024, 6:05am Clark County Health

For some people, the simple joy of hiking a trail is anything but simple. One person’s carefree dirt path can be another’s hazardous obstacle course. Read story

The scenic boardwalk at the foot of Coldwater Lake.

Summer on the Mountain: Mount St. Helens pinnacle of recreation, science and learning

The scenic boardwalk at the foot of Coldwater Lake.

May 18, 2024, 6:13am Clark County Life

MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — The fact that unpredictably moving rock has blocked the road to its prime visitor center says a lot about Mount St. Helens. Much of the landscape around this active volcano is literally new, making it one of the most uniquely beautiful and educational… Read story