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TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012

Paddlers put odds in their favor BEFORE dumping on Hangman Creek

CANOEING -- Despite the bad news recently about paddlers on the area's swollen waters, some canoeists and kayakers are enjoying the season safely. Going with a group of people with comparable skills, knowing the weather forecast and having the right gear on your body and...

THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012

Paddlers have eye on surging Hangman Creek

PADDLING -- Spokane paddler and guidebook author Dan Hansen couldn't find a scouting report for a stretch of Hangman Creek at high water, so he set out by foot to find out for himself. Hansen hiked the 10-mile stretch from the Qualchan Historical Monument site...

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

Hangman Creek’s high, rafters ready to roll

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...

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011

Hangman Creek flows ideal for weekend paddlers

RIVER RUNNING -- Seven canoeists wearing dry suits had a wet and wonderful trip Sunday on Hangman Creek. We all agreed that a flow of 1,200 cfs was about as good as this trip would get," reported Dan Hansen. "I’m really glad I didn’t try...

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 12, 2011

River runners rev up to soggy forecast

PADDLING -- The rain-on-snow event that's making Inland Northwest roads and landscapes a mess is an opportunity to behold for paddlers and rafters. E-mails were buzzing today with the possibility of a rare opportunity this weekend to run boatable flows down Hangman Creek and the...

Rich Landers

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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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