Long-range shooting all about the numbers

Doug Glorfield practices shooting on one of several shooting positions at the long-distance target range he built on his family’s Whitman County farm. Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review

Gone are the days of serious target shooters putting a finger to the wind and relying on the trajectories printed on ammunition boxes before squeezing off rounds at distant targets.

Bike deal adds heartache, hope to Montana wilderness proposal

Longtime wilderness advocate Bill Cunningham has reservations about allowing a bike recreation area into the Blackfoot-Clearwater Stewardship Act, which would designate 80,000 acres of new federal wilderness along the southern end of the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex north of Missoula. Kurt Wilson / The Missoulian

Smoke Elser agreed to share his favorite place in the world with his least-favorite pastime, and it nearly broke his heart.

A lot of design goes into those helpful park and trail maps

This Aug. 17, 2016 photo provided by John Chao shows the Muir Steps, Paradise area inside Mount Rainier National Park in Washington. Steps engraved with a quote from famed naturalist John Muir lead up to the Paradise area trails in the park. These are popularly referred to as the "Muir Steps." (John Chao via AP)

A hike in the woods or a stroll through a preserve or park can be enhanced by a good trail sign — one that is informative, easy to see, yet doesn’t intrude on the vista.

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