Lake Guide

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Hike to Leigh Lake in the Cabinet Mountains

Northwest Montana Located just south of Libby, Montana, Leigh Lake is nestled in the shadow of Snowshoe Peak, the tallest mountain in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. Experienced mountaineers sometimes use the Leigh Lake trail as a jumping-off point for the class four scramble to the summit of Snowshoe Peak, elevation 8,738 feet. The trail to the …

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Once More to The Lake

I’ll start by invoking Tom’s words at the opening of Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie.” Tom tells the audience that they’ll be watching a memory play, and that “Being a memory play, it is dimly lighted, it is sentimental, it is not realistic.” Such may be the case here.  The picture accompanying this story is my grandmother, then Amanda Algaier, not …

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4 Alpine Lakes of the Pacific Northwest Trail

By Blair Libby After admiring, camping alongside, and inundating myself in the Pacific Northwest Trail’s dozens of backcountry waters, I’ve devised my own rating system for the benefit of Out There Outdoors’ lake enthusiasts: The Way There, Big Rocks, Snackability, and Wildlife.  Ball Lakes and Pyramid Lake (Moderate)  The Way There: These lakes are nestled high …

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Backcountry Lakes of the Pacific Northwest Trail

By Blair Libby  A pair of bald eagles moved from ponderosa, to fir, to possibly a spruce, which rose up from corners of the lake as trout lookout towers. After a few explosive wing flaps during liftoff, they would glide, bodies as still as the glassy water that mirrored them. I followed their flight path on the water’s …

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Kids Fishing: 5 Family-Friendly Lake Destinations

Learning how to fish builds confidence in children, teaches them patience and perseverance, encourages healthy living, and helps children to better understand the interconnections between ecology and recreation, clean water, and species habitat.  WDFW biologist Randy Osborn is passionate about the idea of taking kids fishing because it gets them off media devices and exposes …

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Inland Northwest Lake Guide – 2019

Spectacular landscapes and stunning sunsets. Huge, majestic lakes resembling small seas. Uncrowded, rocky-sand beaches. Massive national forests with alpine lake gems. This is what sets Inland Northwest lake country apart from our coastal counterparts, with destinations for all types of water-loving adventurers. Our 4thannual lake guide can help you decide where to go and what …

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Laid-back on the Lake: Don’t Miss these Festivals & Celebrations in Harrison, Idaho

Harrison, Idaho, is a small resort town at the intersection of a world-class cycling trail and the scenic south end of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Tucked into the scenic Idaho Panhandle mountains, the refreshing recreation opportunities are many, but what makes Harrison unique is its authentic, laid-back lake town feel. The result is a super relaxed …

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