Outdoors

OUTDOORS: New Port of Port Angeles webcam in PA Harbor

Lakes continue slow warming trend

 

Port Angeles resident Hal Force stands at the summit of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro (19,341 feet), Africa's highest peak and the fourth-tallest mountain in the world. (Photo courtesy Hal Force)

OUTDOORS: Port Angeles’ Hal Force reaches summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak

Eleven different changes to his airline itinerary, 52-hours of one-way travel and thousands of feet of elevation gain eventually resulted in the… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: Maple syrup tapping time on the Peninsula

NEED A BREAK from the winter doldrums or just an excuse to go outside and get some fresh air and a little bit of exercise?… Continue reading

 

OUTDOORS: Three-day brant hunting season starts Saturday in Clallam County

Apply for Puget Sound Recreational Crab and Shrimp Advisory Council

OUTDOORS: Steelheaders plan boat rally against new rules in Forks

TRAILERED DRIFT BOATS are a common sight in Forks during the winter time as anglers visit the West End for the chance to land and… Continue reading

Conservation common thread for new members of Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission

AFTER SPEAKING WITH Port Townsend’s Lorna Smith, one of Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent appointees to the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, and researching the background… Continue reading

Lorna Smith appointed to state Fish and Wildlife Commission

OUTDOORS: Port Townsend’s Lorna Smith appointed to state Fish and Wildlife Commission

The North Olympic Peninsula once again has representation on the state Fish and Wildlife Commission, a nine-person citizen panel appointed by the governor to set… Continue reading

Lorna Smith appointed to state Fish and Wildlife Commission
Paddle boarder Luke Burritt of team Fueled on Stoke takes off at the start of the Race to Alaska in 2017.
Paddle boarder Luke Burritt of team Fueled on Stoke takes off at the start of the Race to Alaska in 2017.

Clallam County closes Strait of Juan de Fuca beaches to shellfish

The Clallam County Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Health Division announced late last week closed recreational shellfish harvest of all… Continue reading

The 2020 winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Nov. 27 with glistening treetops and a thick carpet of snow for visitors.On Saturday, 39 inches of snow were recorded at the snow sensor at the ridge. The ridge is open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter sports. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Hurricane Ridge readies for opening as government shutdown looms

THE PIECES ARE in place for an epic winter holiday for skiers, snowboarders and tubers at Hurricane Ridge, with mountain snow in the immediate forecast… Continue reading

The 2020 winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Nov. 27 with glistening treetops and a thick carpet of snow for visitors.On Saturday, 39 inches of snow were recorded at the snow sensor at the ridge. The ridge is open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter sports. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: State Rep. Mike Chapman’s committee oversees WDFW

AS THE NEWLY-ELECTED chair of the state House Committee on Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, State Rep. Mike Chapman effectively controls the purse strings… Continue reading

The 2020 winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Nov. 27 with glistening treetops and a thick carpet of snow for visitors.On Saturday, 39 inches of snow were recorded at the snow sensor at the ridge. The ridge is open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter sports. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

Hurricane Ridge Road set to be open for winter break

The road to Hurricane Ridge is set to be open throughout winter break, weather permitting. Winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge… Continue reading

The 2020 winter season operations for Hurricane Ridge began Nov. 27 with glistening treetops and a thick carpet of snow for visitors.On Saturday, 39 inches of snow were recorded at the snow sensor at the ridge. The ridge is open for skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other winter sports. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson County Commissioner Greg Brotherton views old growth Douglas fir on a field tour of rare forest proposed for protection as part of Dabob Bay Natural Area. (Northwest Watershed Institute)

Coalition aims to expand protected area

Rhody forest on Dabob Bay said to be largest in world

Jefferson County Commissioner Greg Brotherton views old growth Douglas fir on a field tour of rare forest proposed for protection as part of Dabob Bay Natural Area. (Northwest Watershed Institute)
Quilcene's Ward Norden sits on a bench at the recently constructed fishing pier at Lake Leland County Park. The Lake Leland day use park, boat ramp, fishing dock and waterfront area are open after a construction project by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. (Holly Bauman)
Quilcene's Ward Norden sits on a bench at the recently constructed fishing pier at Lake Leland County Park. The Lake Leland day use park, boat ramp, fishing dock and waterfront area are open after a construction project by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. (Holly Bauman)

OUTDOORS: Steelheaders left bank-bound and baitless

A GRIM VERDICT for steelheaders on the West End as new rule restrictions announced late Tuesday, just two weeks into the traditional beginning of the… Continue reading

Run the Peninsula
Mother and daughter Janet and Jessica Ouellet competed in the Run the Peninsula's virtual 10K Railroad Run together in Seabeck, Wash.

Run the Peninsula concludes unusual year

Competitors from 50 states ran virtually

Run the Peninsula
Mother and daughter Janet and Jessica Ouellet competed in the Run the Peninsula's virtual 10K Railroad Run together in Seabeck, Wash.

OUTDOORS: Peninsula fishing guide groups alarmed by steelhead proposals

FISHING GUIDES UP and down the Olympic Peninsula have come together to alternately express concern over what they see as overreaching restrictions on in-progress steelheading… Continue reading

A snowboarder hits a jump on a ski trail at Hurricane Ridge on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

Hurricane Ridge ski area hopeful for Sunday opening

Lift inspections set today for Hurricane Ridge’s ski and snowboard operations are the biggest hurdle left to one of the earliest… Continue reading

A snowboarder hits a jump on a ski trail at Hurricane Ridge on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

OUTDOORS: Wide-ranging set of steelhead fishing options presented

Ideas include earlier end, fishing only Quillayute River System, gear restrictions, total closure

A sitting area on Little River dedicates the project to Rick Skelly, a supportive landowner of the project. Skelly died during the second year of construction. (Tiffany Royal/Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission)

Lower Elwha Tribe finishes 2-year restoration project

Work dedicated to man who died before its completion

A sitting area on Little River dedicates the project to Rick Skelly, a supportive landowner of the project. Skelly died during the second year of construction. (Tiffany Royal/Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission)