Outdoors

THURSDAY, AUG. 8, 2013

Video: Experience 6-day Salmon River raft trip without getting wet

RIVERS -- Local rafter Tanner Grant compressed his recent six-day whitewater rafting trip on Idaho's main Salmon River into this 11-minute video, listing all the rapids in the 80 miles from Corn Creek to Carey Creek for river runners to view. He also succinctly shows...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013

Paddlers carefully eye Priest River flows

RIVERS – The best time to float the Priest River comes and goes, but the next couple of weeks will be worth checking out. At its extremes – up to 10,500 cubic feet per second and down to 165 cfs – the river is basically...

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

Weighted lottery could help luckless river permit applicants

RUNNING RIVERS -- My wife and I and a dozen friends in our would-be rafting group feel your pain if you didn't draw a coveted permit to reserve a launch date for one of Idaho's four famous wilderness whitewater rivers. We bombed, too. The competition...

MONDAY, JUNE 25, 2012

Good ride, but rafters didn’t make the 8-second count

WHITEWATER -- Remember the mechanical bull riding made popular in Urban Cowboy? A pair of boaters in a 14-foot cataraft got a feeling for that rotating, jerking motion as they ran Slalom Rapid and got hung up in Seymour's -- a keeper wave on the...

FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012

Video describes Grande Ronde River rafting conditions

RIVERS -- You don't have to wonder what it like rafting the Wallowa and Grande Ronde rivers this week. Local adventurer Tanner Grant has put together a nice 12-minute video -- rapids are labeled in the flick -- made with his Go-Pro cam as he...

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012

Whitewater rafters go with the flow

Whitewater rafters go with the flow RIVER RUNNING – If you want expert advice on the reliable periods to find sufficient flows in area whitewater rivers, check out the ROW Adventures trip schedule. After all, they’ve been rafting area rivers for more than three decades....

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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