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Crystal Gail Welcome hikes through the Superior Hiking Trail between Castle Danger and Gooseberry Falls in Two Harbors, Minn., on June 14.

10 tips for becoming stronger hiker

Crystal Gail Welcome hikes through the Superior Hiking Trail between Castle Danger and Gooseberry Falls in Two Harbors, Minn., on June 14.

July 28, 2020, 6:05am Health

As I crested the hill on the slopes of Mount Hood, working my way slowly through alpine meadows and quiet forests, I leaned up against the trunk of a tree to rest and was hit by an unsettling realization: My body was not prepared to hike. Read story

Columbia Land Trust recently completed its final purchase in the acquisition of nearly 11,000 acres in the Klickitat Canyon area.

Columbia Land Trust inks record-making dealvideo icon

Columbia Land Trust recently completed its final purchase in the acquisition of nearly 11,000 acres in the Klickitat Canyon area.

July 25, 2020, 10:00am Clark County News

The largest land acquisition in Columbia Land Trust’s nearly 30-year history is a done deal. Read story

A happy father and sons, clients of guide Bob Rees, show off a fine sturgeon taken in the Columbia River. The estuary of the river is full of big sturgeon in this class right now.

Stellar sturgeon fishing happening, with a catch (and release)

A happy father and sons, clients of guide Bob Rees, show off a fine sturgeon taken in the Columbia River. The estuary of the river is full of big sturgeon in this class right now.

July 22, 2020, 7:44pm Newsletter

Ancient fish are everywhere, but you just can’t keep them Read story

A grizzly bear at the Woodland Park Zoo waits for a salmon to be tossed to him in Seattle.

Environmental group sues over Washington grizzly decision

A grizzly bear at the Woodland Park Zoo waits for a salmon to be tossed to him in Seattle.

July 21, 2020, 3:51pm Newsletter

SPOKANE — An environmental group filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Tuesday for failing to release public records on the termination of a program to restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades in Washington state. Read story

WDFW hosts online meeting about fish passage rules

July 21, 2020, 3:47pm Northwest

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a digital meeting on July 29 to discuss and take comment about potential improvements to fish passage and screening for construction projects in state waterways. Read story

A hiker takes in the sunset atop Silver Star Mountain. At more than 4,300 feet elevation, the view stretches from Mount Rainier to the north to Mount Jefferson to the south.

Silver Star: One of Washington’s best twilight vistas found east of Vancouver

A hiker takes in the sunset atop Silver Star Mountain. At more than 4,300 feet elevation, the view stretches from Mount Rainier to the north to Mount Jefferson to the south.

July 20, 2020, 6:50pm Clark County Life

Hiking up mountain late in the day produces a special treat Read story

Nooksack River dam finally coming down, freeing miles for fish habitat

July 20, 2020, 7:11am Northwest

NOOKSACK RIVER -- With a bang, Washington state’s dam-busting binge continued last week, as the city of Bellingham blew up its 25-foot-tall dam here. Read story

The latest Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segments to open, between Starvation Creek and Wyeth, offer fun biking and sweet views.

Weekdays better in the Columbia River Gorge

The latest Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail segments to open, between Starvation Creek and Wyeth, offer fun biking and sweet views.

July 19, 2020, 6:02am Clark County Life

TOM McCALL NATURE PRESERVE — One black crow floated in the blasting wind, its precarious grace interrupted by slapstick tumbles through space, wings and feet all flailing. Read story

Fishing report: July 13

July 16, 2020, 4:21pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in Southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on July 13. Read story

A chinook salmon is hooked near Brookings, Ore. Canada and several U.S. states would reduce their catch of endangered chinook salmon in years with poor fishery returns under an agreement between the U.S. and Canada.

Hatchery steelhead, salmon fishing opens Thursday on Columbia

A chinook salmon is hooked near Brookings, Ore. Canada and several U.S. states would reduce their catch of endangered chinook salmon in years with poor fishery returns under an agreement between the U.S. and Canada.

July 15, 2020, 5:25pm Outdoors

Strong runs enable to season to stay open through July Read story