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Conservationists Work to Protect Whitebark Pine on Kettle Crest

In 2015, the Colville National Forest (CNF) signed the Whitebark Pine Enhancement Project decision that uses vegetation management, prescribed burning, and other methods to help improve growing conditions for whitebark pine on the Colville National Forest. Beginning in July, 2017, the CNF has partnered with the Kettle Range Conservation Group (KRCG) to help implement the …

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Republic and the Kettle Range—A Backcountry Skiing & Snowshoeing Shangri-La

Backcountry skiing and snowshoeing offer peace and quiet, solitude, and immersion in nature that can be a challenge to find in our busy and increasingly urban world. The serene calm of an pristine, snowy landscape. The thrill of breaking trail through a powder-filled meadow. The quiet swish of your skis along a white forest trail. …

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Hike of the Month: Jungle Hill Loop (Kettle Range, Northeast Washington)

The Jungle Hill loop offers hikers the option of a strenuous day hike or a moderate backpack trip in the Columbia Highlands. On a typical August visit, hikers will be distracted by ripe huckleberries along the lower portions of the hike, and will enjoy colorful wildflower displays along the Kettle Crest. This hike can also …

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Hike of the Month: Copper Butte (Kettle Range, NE Washington)

NOTE: THE ENTIRE KETTLE CREST AREA OF THE COLVILLE NATIONAL FOREST HAS BEEN CLOSED DUE TO WILDFIRE ACTIVITY! Although I highly recommend completing the full length of the Kettle Crest, this shorter out-and-back sampler takes visitors to the Crest’s highest summit in a more manageable 6-mile, round-trip distance. The route includes the historic Old Stage …

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Hike of the Month- Sherman Peak (Kettle River Range, Northeast WA)

Hike Of the Month Sherman Peak (Kettle River Range, Northeast WA) Tackle this rigorous route for incredible views from the summit of 7,011 foot Sherman Peak.  From the parking lot, look both ways before crossing Highway 20, then begin your climb through the lodgepole pine forest on Sherman’s flank.  At the junction with the Sherman …

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