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'Snow bike' one way to enjoy winter

...another fat-bike fan, said, "The handling is phenomenal. You get maximum traction."That makes them popular on sandy beaches as well as snow.DeLong admits, "When it first came out, I remember thinking, 'Who would buy that?'"He even...

...base of 7,600-foot Selkirk Mountain peaks, is an easy paddle.Canoeists and kayakers launch from the white, sandy beaches of the Lionhead unit of Priest Lake State Park and paddle about a half-mile across the large lake.Morning is the...
Perils of Polly: Penguins, sea lions and dolphins, oh my

...relieved I could now see over the waves. We had about half hour to explore Isla Damas, and it was beautiful. The white sandy beach and aqua water was inviting, and many jumped in. I waded and turned my ankles bright red with the icy water. I shook...
Refuge Notebook: Wilderness through a refuge intern's eyes

...acres. Glaciers sculpted the BWCAW and left behind lakes and rivers interspersed with islands, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Sound rather familiar? It should. The BWCAW and the local Swanson River and Swan Lake Canoe Trail Systems are two...
Horsing around: Spring the perfect season for riding on beaches

Imagine galloping along a sandy beach, splashing in and out of the water -- an image right out of "The Black Stallion," or perhaps some romantic travel getaway...
Pioneer Potluck: About being afraid of boats and big bodies of water

...July 20.Year 1969 on the beach of Nikishka Bay, Cook Inlet, Nikiski, AlaskaI thought I was safe and sound on the sandy beach of Cook Inlet. I always got the sideways glance from Gene and Betty about my comments, of never getting in a boat...
Birch Ridge wraps up season of junior clinics

...for another week of promiscuous play. The Floridians, Vic and Carol "sunshine scooter" Hussey, fresh off their sandy beaches, rocked the field like a hurricane with a net 20.In what can only be termed as a dumb decision, I played this week...
Seek silvers, discover rainbows gear.The next series of clamming tides begin Saturday, running through Sept. 3.Razor clams can be found on sandy beaches from Kasilof to Homer and are exposed on minus tides. Tides of -2.0 feet or lower are suggested. An emergency...
Cabo Dos Bahias: Where the penguins are

...where we had to vacate before 7:30 to avoid puma encounters, and a beautiful, mostly deserted campground on a wide sandy beach with a tidal range that reminded me of Cook Inlet. The water was about as cold, too. It felt so good to set up the...
Fishing conditions improving

...jigs also work.There will be good clamming tides from June 12-18, Bunker said.Razor clams can be found on the sandy beaches between Kasilof and Homer on tides of minus-2 or lower. The bag limit is 60 regardless of size.Expect small clams...


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