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Sun., June 28, 2009

Roosevelt campers seek high ground

OUTSMART – Savvy campers will pitch their camps high on the shores of Lake Roosevelt over the Fourth of July holiday.

Bureau of Reclamation plans call for filling the lake a whopping 3 vertical feet – a foot a day – on July 4, 5 and 6.

That will bring the lake to its summer high pool level of 1,290 feet. Beaches will be scarce.

Try a new sport on Adventure Day

OUTsample – It’s like speed dating with potential life sports.

Experts at two dozen outdoor pursuits will give 45-minute mini clinics for fun seekers to try outdoor activities ranging from archery to Dutch oven cooking during the Camp Sekani Adventure Day.

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., July 11.

Where: Camp Sekani, off Upriver Drive.

Cost: $15 for singles, $35 for family up to five with $5 for additional persons.

Try any three of the following activities:

Archery, camping, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, road and mountain biking, rock climbing, outdoor photography, Dutch oven cooking, geocacheing, fishing, long boarding, team challenge course.

Sign up at the event or preregister to reserve times. Call Spokane Parks and Recreation, 625-6200 and mention activity No. 9748. Register online at

Tour zeroes in on CdA ospreys

OUTCRUISE – The 10th annual Osprey Cruise sponsored by the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce is set for July 11, giving cruise-boat passengers the chance to see the lake’s nesting osprey and learn about their behavior.

Wildlife experts from Idaho Fish and Game and The Nature Conservancy will be on board as the boat leaves Boardwalk Marina at 9 a.m.

Cost: $15. Kids younger than 13 free with paid adult.

Preregister (space limited): www.osprey

Info: (208) 292-1629.


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