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Hangman Creek's high, rafters ready to roll

Muddy water in Hangman Creek generally is a signal to kayakers, canoests and rafters that the stream is in rare good form for paddling. (Rich Landers)
Muddy water in Hangman Creek generally is a signal to kayakers, canoests and rafters that the stream is in rare good form for paddling. (Rich Landers)

RIVERS — The river running season is officially underway on Hangman (Latah) Creek, and it could be over in another day or two.

Unlike most rivers that require spring runoff to get the juices flowing, Hangman is notorious for brief spurts of high flows generated by rain-on-snow events like we had this weekend. 

Expect to see experienced river runners equipped for being on the cold, off-color water testing their river skills on Wednesday.




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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