Outdoors


A big black bear in the North Cascades National Park Complex – J. Kruse
As we enter early fall the forests are calling but it’s very important to be bear aware this time of year because both black bears and grizzly bears are very active, fattening up for the winter ahead.  We have only had 14 reported bear attacks and one fatality in Washington State but with the...

A big black bear in the North Cascades National Park Complex – J. Kruse
As we enter early fall the forests are calling but it’s very important to be bear aware this time of year because both black bears and grizzly bears are very active, fattening up for the winter ahead.  We have only had 14 reported bear attacks and one fatality in Washington State but with the...
Fishing Reports: Columbia River Gorge: At Gorge Outfitters Supply in Rufus, Megan Eshleman reports anglers are catching Chinook salmon off the mouth of the Deschutes River but winds have kept anglers off the water for several days during the past week. Walleye fishing remains consistently good...
With some three million pink salmon flooding Puget Sound and entering tributary rivers right now, it is prime time to go fishing! Pink salmon return to Puget Sound every odd year and this is the best return we’ve seen in nearly ten years. The pinks are also known as humpies for the hump that forms...
WENATCHEE, WA – The wait to see Chelan County PUD’s all-new Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam will be a little shorter.  The center and Rocky Reach Park will reopen to the public at noon on Aug. 25.  However, the celebration that was planned in the park for Aug. 28 will be postponed due to...
LAKE CHELAN, WA – Chelan Falls Park is temporarily closed to the public starting as a Type I incident management team establishes a fire camp associated with the Twenty-Five Mile Fire.   The 33-acre park will house between 250-400 fire personnel for about two weeks, depending on fire conditions....
With the snow melted in the mountains it’s the perfect time to lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail with a rod in hand to target trout. Offering lightly pressured waters and a good way to cool off during the dog days of summer, fishing alpine lakes and forested streams can be very...

The trail along Ingalls Creek off the Blewett Pass Highway – J. Kruse
Thanks to the covid pandemic people are recreating outdoors like never before and one of the most popular activities for outdoors enthusiasts whether they be novices or veterans is hiking! While some don’t mind crowded trails, many of us hike into the wilderness to enjoy the solitude the experience...
A unique fishing derby, wildlife area activity restrictions and prospects for bear hunting make up our outdoors roundup of news this week: Bear Hunting The fall black bear hunting season opened statewide on August 1 and runs until November 15. Between Department of Natural Resource land closures...
Leavenworth—After more than 20 years of local effort to develop the trails on the hills surrounding the Leavenworth Ski Hill the end is in sight. On July 15, 2021, USFS officials, Evergreen Staff, local Evergreen Chapter leadership and local supporters celebrated the approval of the final section...

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