Outdoors

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 2014

Photo: Spokane River is scenic masterpiece

RIVERS -- Not to be taken for granted, the Spokane River should inspire all of us to be caretakers of our natural resources. Thanks to Craig Goodwin, pastor of Millwood ...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 11, 2014

Volunteers needed for river clean-ups

RIVERS -- The big, annual Spokane River Clean-up that's been organized by Friends of the Falls has been tabled this year, but two other worthy river clean-up efforts are still ...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 9, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 12, 2014

Video: Whitewater kayaking carnage compiled

WATERSPORTS -- For every awesome video we've seen of kayakers skillfully negotiating whitewater rapids and waterfalls there are countless calamities, injuries and near-death experiences. Here's  a sampling. P.S. Think twice ...

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Post Falls Dam gates close; Spokane River flows drop

WATERSPORTS -- The Spokane River's flows have subsided enough for the spill gates at Post Falls Dam to be closed, Avista Utilities reports. That has allowed river recreation to open for the season starting ...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014

Access reopens to most Western Montana rivers

FISHING -- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has lifted flood related closures at most western Montana access sites along the Bitterroot, Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers.  Only Woodside Bridge, along the ...

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 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 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 ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014

Montana rivers surge; access flooded

FISHING -- Be patient. High water closes more fishing access sites, stretches of rivers in Montana Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has closed a number of fishing access sites along ...

MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014

THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014

Hydrologist: Ski now, paddle whitewater later

WINTERSPORTS -- Hold on to your spray skirts, kayakers.  The ski-snowshoe-snowboard season is not yet over. This week's weather foray into 70-degree temperatures isn't enough to trigger the big spring ...

MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

Republicans stall North Fork Flathead protections

WILD RIVERS -- Three U.S. senators have rebuked their Montana colleagues by blocking a floor vote on legislation to protect the North Fork Flathead River, the Associated Press reports.  Democratic U.S. Sens. Jon ...

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

TUESDAY, FEB. 25, 2014

MONDAY, FEB. 24, 2014

Lessons from rafting the Grand Canyon: for groups

ADVENTURING -- My recent multi-week winter rafting-hiking adventure on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon (see story here) with a private group prompts me to share some observations to people planning ...

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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