Outdoors

THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014

Spokane River access open at stateline site

WATERSPORTS -- A launch site for drift boats, paddling craft and rafts has been remodeled and reopened at the stateline just downstream from the I-90 Bridge. The Stateline access site ...

TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

Air Force helicopter rescues Marble Creek rafter

WATERSPORTS -- The benefits of living near an Air Force Base with skilled rescue helicopter pilots have paid off for recreationists, most recently in a one-weekend blitz to help a Pacific Crest ...

MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014

Lifejackets aren’t for sissies

WATERSPORTS -- The season's barely begun and already two drownings have been reported from private rafting trips on Idaho's Salmon River. Neither victim was wearing a lifejacket on the RIVER ...


TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

Spokane Riverkeeper float goes for the flow

RIVERS -- The Spokane  Riverkeeper, which keeps a watchful eye on the health and other issues along Spokane's most precious resource, is planning a whitewater float trip that will leave ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 2014

ROW revisits roots on Moyie River

WATERSPORTS -- Peter Grubb, co-founder of ROW Adventures, was reminiscing Sunday while guiding rafters on the Moyie River east of Bonners Ferry. "We pioneered commercial rafting on the Moyie in ...

SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014

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MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014

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THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014

Hangman Creek flows spike; rafters gearing up

RIVER RUNNING -- Every local veteran rafter, kayaker and canoeist knows the recipe: Snow followed by warm temperatures and rain are the ingredients for the brief surge of flows needed for ...

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014

Lessons from rafting the Canyon: pee bottle

CAMPING -- Urine management is required on rivers, but it's also worth consideration on virtually any camping trip where a vault toilet isn't close by camp. I thought about this ...

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Rich Landers

Rich Landers’ Outdoors blog


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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