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Canoe and Kayak club annual meeting Monday

The Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club’s annual trip planning meeting is Monday.


Canoeing the Winchester Wasteway an easy escape in Eastern Washington

Though it’s nobody’s


Field Reports: Washington restricts big-game parts coming in from Montana after CWD detected

The discovery of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer in Montana this fall means restrictions for sportsmen who come from CWD-free states to hunt deer, elk or moose there.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time

If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …


Reader photo: Calm before the storm of paddling

Moraine Lake, spectacular views and a fleet of rental canoes is ready for paddlers in Banff National Park, British Columbia.


Field reports: Meetings set to consider Priest Lake fishery management

Public meetings are scheduled to discuss Priest Lake fishery management options and solicit input from the public. The first public meeting is scheduled for Thursday.


Bonnie Lake full of water, discover for paddlers, anglers

The fishing is poor and the beavers haven’t tried to dam the outlet of Bonnie Lake this year, at least not yet. The high water of April has receded after …


Field Reports: Little Spokane River shuttle resumes July 1

Spokane Parks and Recreation will begin its annual service on Saturday to shuttle canoes, kayaks or SUPs from the Nine Mile take-out of the Little Spokane River to the put-in …


UPDATED: Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:10 p.m.

Canoe returns to Hawaii after epic round-the-world voyage

On Saturday, thousands welcomed double-hulled canoe Hokule’a home to Hawaii when it entered a channel off the island Oahu and tied up to a floating dock with iconic Diamond Head …


“All Out” effort connects people with outdoor pursuits

Taking that first step into an outdoor life-sport such as snowshoeing, mountain biking, paddling and fly fishing is less intimidating with the help of experienced “ambassadors” from clubs and agencies. …


Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling

Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.


Alan Liere: Canoeing is a Devil Craft

Canoeing is the one warm-weather “outdoorsy” activity besides drowning I do not care for.


In brief: River access limited at Upriver Dam

Public access to the Spokane River below Upriver Dam has been scaled back because of vandalism, City Utilities staffers say.


Spokane Club offers canoe and kayak paddling clinics

A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks and sea kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway next week in an annual skills program offered by the


Out & About: Paddling Film Festival benefits local water access efforts

From kayaking pros on play waves and rafting wild whitewater to paddling with a fishing rod in search of northern pike, an edited collection of paddling films coming to Spokane …


Outdoor writing: Mead senior tops entries in 2015 high school contest

A story by Annie Bortz, a senior at Mead High School, has been judged the best of 25 entries to win The Spokesman-Review’s 2015 Outdoor Writing Contest for high school …


Author has experience of a lifetime paddling the Lochsa River with Jeff Larimer, former Olympic paddler

At the conclusion of my interview with Jeff Larimer, I mentioned that I owned a tandem whitewater canoe and, ahem, would he like to paddle the Lochsa River with me? …


Out & About: National forests hurdle language barrier

OUTSPOKEN – A pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers has been announced by the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service …


Recreationists will find summer-like conditions for holiday outings

Campers, hikers, boaters and anglers should be thinking of the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend as taking place in mid-to-late June rather than this Saturday through Monday. The region’s snowpack …


In brief: Extreme Huntress in hot water

North Idaho’s famed Extreme Huntress from Bonner County is in hot water on charges of violating hunting permit regulations while she was vying for a national TV crown. Amanda Rochelle …


In the flow: Paddlers get it while it lasts

Whether it’s on the Clark Fork, the Spokane or the Lochsa, the Inland Northwest boasts some incredible opportunities for paddling on the river. And given such a brilliant, warm spring, …


Field reports: Priest Lake canoeists shift plans after icy reception

CANOEING – Two Spokane-area canoeists thought they’d take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and lack of snow last weekend to beat the boating crowd to Upper Priest Lake. They …


Field reports: Worden, creator of ‘Rooster Tail’ fishing lure, dies at 93

FISHING – Howard Worden, creator of the world famous Rooster Tail spinner, and many other fishing lures, died in Arizona on Feb. 11. He was 93. Worden was one of …


Out & About: Sportsmen required to report hunting activity

OUTFILE – Fines and incentives have boosted hunter compliance with mandatory reporting programs to help states manage game populations. The requirement – managed differently in Idaho, Washington and Oregon – …


Landers: Next-level paddling, making the jump from cruising to serious sport

Anyone can move a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard over the water, but precious few have savored the joy of paddling efficiently. When you see paddlers zigzagging up the Thorofare …


Emphasizing access

The Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club is reviving a paddling event of fun and competition to help refocus community attention on the importance of recreational access to the Spokane River. …


Canoeing the Boundary Waters

I was in my early 20s when my buddy and I launched our canoe into Seagull Lake off Minnesota’s Gunflint Trail – my first trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe …


Loss of functional Royalex puts canoe industry in flux

Lynn McAdams remembers his first crisis in canoe-making, back when he sold the boats on the banks of the Clark Fork River in Missoula. “I got rid of everything I …


Spokanites shine in 444-mile Yukon River Quest

Registration recently opened for the 2014 Yukon River Quest to be held June 25-29. Buoyed by this year’s top-level performance, a few Spokane paddlers with a high threshold for pain …


Landers: Canoeists paddle way of Columbia salmon

Among the scientists and officials at the Lake Roosevelt Forum’s 2013 Conference this week were three young men with notably strong arms. Agency and tribal representatives convened at the Davenport …