Fisheye lens on the forest canopy

Seattle Times reader Martin Palmer’s artful photo of trees along a trail in the North Cascades.

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Outdoor writer Dave Graybill reports plenty of fish lurking east of the Cascades

Here is the latest fishing report from Dave Graybill, longtime Eastern Washington outdoor radio host and angler: Summer has officially started now that Memorial Weekend is behind us, and there are so many great fishing opportunities for anglers it is impossible to name them all. Two come immediately to mind, though, and that is the walleye...

BASE jumpers pushed to remote, no-rules sites

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — BASE jumpers, by nature, just want to be free. Their sport is inherently death-defying, growing at the bleeding edge of high-risk extreme sports, and they tend to be hostile to any attempt at containing their passion. In the U.S., their devil-may-care culture has been pushed out of urban areas, national parks...

Outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen offers delightful and simple bottomfish recipe

The bottomfish fisheries in Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca and off the coast are generating great catches of lingcod, flounder and black rockfish. In this week’s seafood recipe of the week, outdoor cookbook author Tiffany Haugen who has a passion for preparing Pacific Northwest seafood offers a tasty herb-coated fish recipe to sweep...

Strait remains good halibut spot; 143 pounder wins Port Angeles Derby

The halibut fishery in the Strait of Juan de Fuca remained very good from Sekiu to Port Angeles. “I’ve never seen so many boats, and lots and lots of people at Sekiu,” said Larry Bennett, the head state Fish and Wildlife creel checker in the Strait. “They did very good for halibut, and averaged better...

River rafters discover wreckage of aircraft in Grand Canyon

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A group of river rafters in search of old mining equipment on a hike at the Grand Canyon came across something unexpected during a recent trip: the wreckage of a small aircraft with bones scattered nearby. John Weisheit was with several people who discovered the wreckage earlier this month as they...