Stories tagged: canoeing
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 …
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
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.
Sun., July 9, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
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.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
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 …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
“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. …
Sun., Oct. 9, 2016, 2 a.m.
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.
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016, 3:50 p.m.
Alan Liere: Canoeing is a Devil Craft
Canoeing is the one warm-weather “outdoorsy” activity besides drowning I do not care for.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
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.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
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
Sat., April 9, 2016
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 …
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
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 …
Thu., July 16, 2015
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? …
Sun., July 5, 2015
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 …
Thu., May 21, 2015
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 …
Thu., April 16, 2015
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 …
Thu., April 2, 2015
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, …
Sun., March 22, 2015
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 …
Sun., Feb. 22, 2015
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 …
Sun., Nov. 23, 2014
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 – …
Thu., Aug. 28, 2014
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 …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
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. …
Sun., July 27, 2014
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 …
Sun., Feb. 16, 2014
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 …
Sun., Nov. 24, 2013
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 …
Thu., Nov. 21, 2013
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 …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2013
Landers: Convention Center project affects trail, boat access
Tree-lovers, Centennial Trail users and Spokane River paddlers will be the first to notice if preliminary construction for the $55 million Spokane Convention Center Completion Project begins as scheduled next …
Thu., Aug. 15, 2013
Spokane area cornucopia of outdoor access
I was an outsider in the best sense of the word when I moved to Spokane 36 years ago. I enjoyed hiking and biking, hunting and fishing, skiing and paddling …
Sun., May 26, 2013
Field reports: Requirements enacted for fishing guides
FISHING – Washington sport-fishing guides will have to meet basic requirements for first aid training, boat and business licensing and insurance under a law that takes effect July 28. Gov. …