Outdoors

Port Angeles to reopen dog park, skateboard park

The city of Port Angeles will reopen the Lincoln Park Dog Park and the Erickson Playfield Skate Park today. The parks had… Continue reading

 

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Razor clam digs on the outer Pacific Coast have been canceled until at least Nov. 13.

OUTDOORS: Razor clam digs in limbo due to spiking domoic acid levels

Chinook genetics determine fall or spring migration

Dan Ayres/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Razor clam digs on the outer Pacific Coast have been canceled until at least Nov. 13.
Port Angeles' Cookie Singhose-Allison bagged three turkeys during a recent hunting trip in the northeastern part of the state. Singhose-Allison said her family is all set for Thanksgiving after the successful trip.

OUTDOORS: Turkey hunt a success for Port Angeles hunter

SWAPPING OUT AN archery bow for a turkey load, Port Angeles’ Cookie Singhose-Allison recently returned from a successful hunt in the opposite corner of the… Continue reading

Port Angeles' Cookie Singhose-Allison bagged three turkeys during a recent hunting trip in the northeastern part of the state. Singhose-Allison said her family is all set for Thanksgiving after the successful trip.
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Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum walks across a new bridge on the Spruce Railroad Trail abutting the recently renovated Daley-Rankin Tunnel at the start of a ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the soon-to-be-open trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent.

Soon the be open: Spruce Railroad trail refurbished

Ribbon-cutting anticipates public access

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Olympic National Park Superintendent Sarah Creachbaum walks across a new bridge on the Spruce Railroad Trail abutting the recently renovated Daley-Rankin Tunnel at the start of a ceremony on Thursday to celebrate the soon-to-be-open trail on the north shore of Lake Crescent.

Anglers challenge state salmon management plan

The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has argued that a group run by a fishing guide… Continue reading

The Frosty Moss Relay is being held Feb. 27 from the Sol Duc River to Blyn.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Registration open for Frosty Moss Relay

Registration is open for teams running in the Frosty Moss Relay on Feb. 27. Because of an Oct. 6 decision by Gov.… Continue reading

The Frosty Moss Relay is being held Feb. 27 from the Sol Duc River to Blyn.
Jerry Wright of Jerry's Bait and Tackle in Port Angeles caught and released this wild steelhead hen while fishing the Sol Duc River on Tuesday. Wright said it's the earliest he's ever caught a wild steelhead.
Jerry Wright of Jerry's Bait and Tackle in Port Angeles caught and released this wild steelhead hen while fishing the Sol Duc River on Tuesday. Wright said it's the earliest he's ever caught a wild steelhead.
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The Elwha River last week. The Elwha is flowing free, but chinook returns to the upper stretches of the river have yet to be realized.
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The Elwha River last week. The Elwha is flowing free, but chinook returns to the upper stretches of the river have yet to be realized.
Dan Ayres/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Razor clam digs on the outer Pacific Coast have been canceled until at least Nov. 13.

OUTDOORS: Razor clam digs closed until at least mid-November

‘It’s not inconceivable that we’ll have to wait until December before we’re clamming again’

Dan Ayres/Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Razor clam digs on the outer Pacific Coast have been canceled until at least Nov. 13.

OUTDOORS: Sequim’s Carrie Blake Park Pond offers youth fishing opportunity

Rivers productive; squid in Port Townsend, Hood Canal

Traffic crosses the Hood Canal Bridge along state Highway 104 on Wednesday evening. The Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization is examining all modes of transit in its 2040 draft plan, which is open for public comment through Oct. 18. (Brian McLean/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Hood Canal Bridge design changes could boost steelhead migration

TRAVELERS ALONG HOOD Canal Bridge in recent days likely have spotted commercial fishing vessels netting migrating chum returning to the Hoodsport Hatchery and/or streams south… Continue reading

Traffic crosses the Hood Canal Bridge along state Highway 104 on Wednesday evening. The Peninsula Regional Transportation Planning Organization is examining all modes of transit in its 2040 draft plan, which is open for public comment through Oct. 18. (Brian McLean/Peninsula Daily News)
The officers' quarters at American Camp on the southern tip of San Juan Island. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Vistas and wildlife come with history at American Camp

Tiny national park on San Juan Island a mere 40 miles away

The officers' quarters at American Camp on the southern tip of San Juan Island. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
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OUTDOORS: Rifle deer hunters take to the field Saturday

State biologists seeking buck incisors

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OUTDOORS: Hatchery coho fishing opening Friday on Dungeness River

Evening razor clam digs run Friday through Wednesday

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Matt SagenA member of Atlas Athletes from Olympic leads the pack at the second annual Frosty Moss relay race held along the Olympic Peninsula in early March. Atlas Athletes won the 80-mile race in a time of 9 hours, 29 minutes, 15 seconds.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Restrictions loosened and outdoor races can return

Inslee order allows live running, cycling competitions again

Matt SagenA member of Atlas Athletes from Olympic leads the pack at the second annual Frosty Moss relay race held along the Olympic Peninsula in early March. Atlas Athletes won the 80-mile race in a time of 9 hours, 29 minutes, 15 seconds.
The basalt cliffs of Mount Constance reflect off Lake Constance. Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News

Challenging route leads to pristine lake

Fallen logs, massive boulders, narrow ledges greet climber

The basalt cliffs of Mount Constance reflect off Lake Constance. Rob Ollikainen/Peninsula Daily News