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At an age when most people are considering retirement, 62-year-old Livingston photographer Tom Murphy is preparing to launch what may be the most ambitious wilderness expedition of his life.
IDAHO FALLS — If you’re traveling north along the Alaska-Canada Highway, you come to a town called Dawson Creek, British Columbia. It’s one of the last real towns for hundreds of miles — known as “Mile 0 City” on the AlCan Highway. Beyond it, the road passes through rolling hills of wilderness as far as the eye can see.
With the onset of December, most folks assume it is time for cold temperatures, snow, ice and frequent Arctic fronts blasting out of the Gulf of Alaska and Canada.
Brrr! Seven sparrows stood on the edges of a frozen-over bird bath. They pecked the ice and looked about, apparently for the deliverer of fresh water. “Poor birds,” Darlene said, warm in her chair before the window.
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. — Darlene and I scurried across the parking lot through a slanted downpour and into the Pig ‘N’ Pancake near our friends’ beach house at Road’s End.
Every inch of the Troy Resort shouts “rustic outdoor experience.”
The unseasonably radiant November sun warmed my face as I ambled along the riverbank, searching for a place to fish.
For 33 years, Billings hunter Jim Tuell has been putting in for a bighorn sheep tag. So when he finally drew one this season, his goal was to take a trophy ram whose heavy, curled horns would score 200 inches or more.
Darlene and I grasp that storms happen during October and November on the Oregon Coast.
Nora the Schnauzer and I hiked along Cummings Creek on a stormy late-October day, during the deer hunting season, when we saw it.
Normally, I tote the heavy long lens on Mill Creek outings with Nora the Schnauzer.
A news release dated Thursday, Oct. 11, from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge has new offices and a visitor center located on the refuge at 51 S. Morgan Lake Rd., 6 miles northwest of Othello.
A day after returning from wildlife watching in Harney County, Ore., mostly at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Nora the Schnauzer and I hiked near Andies Prairie.
BURNS-HINES, Ore. — Twenty-five miles south of Burns, the Narrows on Highway 205 separates Malheur and Harney lakes, with Mud Lake in the mix.
October is a great month in the natural world of plants and animals here in Walla Walla County.
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