Outdoors

Outdoors

Outdoor gear for April 23: Foam roller

THE SITUATION: A major key to staying active is avoiding injuries. More and more people are discovering that a foam roller is a great way to stretch those back and leg muscles to combat the stress that comes from running, cycling and other repetitive-motion sports. Till now the rollers have been basic cylinders made of foam. But a new design may change that thinking.

Fishing

Fishing report for April 22

Saturday was the opening day of the lowland lake trout fishing season. While many lakes are open year-round, this marked the unofficial opening day of trout season for many anglers. More than 3.8 million catchable-size trout have been stocked statewide, including more than 388,000 in Pierce and Thurston county waters. Learn more about the trout opener at thenewstribune.com/outdoors.

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VIDEO: Hiking Mount Walker on Hood Canal

Mount Walker on the Hood Canal is short enough to remain a good option for hiking all year. But the trails still climbs enough for a good workout. Find more hikes at theolympian.com/outdoors
Craig Hill chill@thenewstribune.com
VIDEO: Hiking Mount Walker on Hood Canal 01:10

VIDEO: Hiking Mount Walker on Hood Canal

VIDEO: Hiking Twanoh State Park 01:01

VIDEO: Hiking Twanoh State Park

VIDEO: Epic mountain swing on Smith Rock's Monkey Face near Bend 01:38

VIDEO: Epic mountain swing on Smith Rock's Monkey Face near Bend

VIDEO: Hiking Striped Peak at Salt Creek Recreation Area 01:16

VIDEO: Hiking Striped Peak at Salt Creek Recreation Area