Recent outdoors stories in The Herald

Here’s a quick round up of outdoor-related items in The Herald recently.

The fate of fish: Biologists are monitoring fish runs after the Oso slide. They’ve discovered some redds, or spawning nests, which is an encouraging sign that steelhead are making their way upstream past the slide.

Help for rare frogs: Columnist Sharon Wootton writes about work to restore the native Oregon spotted frogs, which have been listed as endangered in this state since 1997.

Birding trips: A list of the Pilchuck Audubon’s birding trips planned in May.

The zen of biking: Enjoy a long, but idyllic, ride along a trail in Oregon.

Summer in the Cascades: Four North Cascades campgrounds are looking for hosts for the summer season.

Trail karma: Learn how you can help maintain the Pacific Crest Trail at an informational event tonight. (April 28)

Crazy inspiration: A kayak film tells the story of one man’s crazy dream to make the first ascent on an nearly impossible-to-reach river in Sequoia National Park.

Magnificent accomplishment: A Woodway man spent the last several years kayaking and biking the route of Meriwether Lewis’ return from the mouth of the Columbia to St. Louis, Mo.

Big rainbows: Where triploid rainbows averaging 1 to 2 pounds have been or will be planted in nearby lakes.

Young hiker dies: A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a falling tree while hiking in Olympic National Forest.

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