Category Archives: Outdoors Feature

Volunteers use Google Trekker to record Spokane-area trails

Volunteers use Google Trekker  to record Spokane-area trails

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The world will soon have virtual access to paddling the Little Spokane River, biking the Centennial Trail and hiking across the suspension bridge at the Bowl and Pitcher. Volunteers this month are escorting the Google Trekker along some of the area’s signature routes. The high-tech digital imaging device will provide panoramic… Continue Reading

Gordon’s fishing report — Oct. 1, 2015

Tailwater Fisheries Big Horn River flows remain at 2,490 CFS. Water temps are still warm, but starting to cool slightly, causing moss to die and float downriver.  Morning Trico hatch is still good.  After 10:30 a.m., fishing is pretty slow, where you have to nymph fish deep, medium speed water.  Streamer fishing is good on… Continue Reading

Fishing report from Gordon Rose — Sept. 24, 2015

Tailwater Fisheries Big Horn River flows remain at 2,490 CFS. Water temps are still warm, but moss is starting to die and float downriver.  Morning Trico hatch is still good.  After 10:30 a.m., fishing is pretty slow, where you have to nymph fish the deep, medium speed water.  Streamer fishing can be decent on cloudy… Continue Reading

Sawtooth Range offers endless adventures and clean air

STANLEY, Idaho (AP) — Surrounded by craggy spires of granite with my feet submerged in the glacier-cold water of Sawtooth Lake, I breathed in some of the clearest air in the continental United States. Such air belongs to the Sawtooth Wilderness, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. After postponing a much-anticipated trip to the Wallowa… Continue Reading

Column: Lesson from the trail

It seems to me that the arrival of fall is the biggest seasonal change of the year, probably it’s because we hate to see summer’s departure more than any other season. Winter has a unique appeal; exciting snow sports abound, and slippers, down blankets and hot soup aren’t worth much without the cold weather. It… Continue Reading

Column: Where the action is

Tailwater Fisheries Big Horn River flows remain at 2,490 CFS. Water temps are still warm and continue to encourage heavy weed growth. Morning Trico hatch is still good. After 10:30 a.m., fishing is pretty slow, where you have to nymph fish the deep, medium speed water. The North Platte’s flows have at about 1,000 CFS.… Continue Reading

Prospects better for Wyoming antelope hunters

CASPER (AP) — For the first time in a handful of years, biologists have good news about many Wyoming antelope populations. Back-to-back years with few fawn born followed a harsh 2010 and 2011 winter. Hunting license numbers shrank as wildlife managers struggled to keep pace with the dwindling herds. But that story line may be… Continue Reading

Column: Fall in Wyoming, enjoy the outdoors

As the summer concludes, my favorite time of year begins. Fall in Wyoming is the most colorful time of year. Temperatures are perfect for long hikes and outdoor adventures in the Bighorns. Whether you are hunting with a camera or want to bring home a trophy, the long cooler days are a perfect for some… Continue Reading

Column: Where the action is!

Tailwater Fisheries Big Horn River flows remain at the minimum 2,490 CFS; water temps are still too warm and the moss continues to grow. Black Caddis are basically done, being replaced by Pseudos (#20 & #22) scattered throughout the day. Tricos have been very good in the mornings until about 10:30 a.m. Unless you see… Continue Reading

Column: More than just names on a map

When you’re looking at a map of the Bighorn National Forest to find a physical feature or locate a creek — as I do daily — some of the place names seem perfectly understandable. There’s nothing mysterious about the name of Willow Creek. But when I see Baby Wagon Creek and Grandmas Mountain on the… Continue Reading

Column: Where the action is!

Tailwater Fisheries Big Horn River flows are now at 2,490 CFS. Water temperatures are very warm and the moss is growing fast. Black Caddis are tapering away and being replaced by late afternoon Pseudo’s (#20 & #22). Tricos are showing more each day very early with the warm mornings. Unless you see rising fish, stick… Continue Reading

Column: Avoid these common hunting violations this year

Most hunters follow hunting laws and regulations. Occasionally, however, some folks inadvertently or intentionally run afoul of the law. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds hunters to carefully read hunting laws and regulations. They are designed to promote safety and conservation of wildlife. The following is a listing of five common violations that crop… Continue Reading

Column: Where the action is!

Tailwater Fisheries As expected, Big Horn River flows are now down to the minimum of 2,500 CFS and are expected to remain there all season. There’s sporadic hatches of Yellow Sallies, Tan Caddis Pseudo’s and Black Caddis. Black Caddis are still predominating so far. Water temps have warmed to 60 degrees — nymph for trout… Continue Reading

Column: Where the action is!

Tailwater Fisheries As of Monday, Big Horn River flows are down to 3,500 CFS. Flows are expected to reach the minimum of 2,500 CFS by the end of the month. There’s still sporadic hatches of PMD, Yellow Sallies and Black Caddis. Black Caddis seem to be predominating so far. Water temps have warmed to 58… Continue Reading

Column: Where the action is!

Tailwater Fisheries As of Tuesday, Big Horn River flows have been reduced to 4,500 CFS. The river is seeing daily hatches of PMD, Yellow Sallies and Black Caddis. Black Caddis seem to be predominating right now, bringing fish up periodically throughout the day. There have been reports of hopper fishing. Hatches are changing by the… Continue Reading

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