Stories tagged: kayaking
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 18, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field reports: Kayak guide dies rescuing client in Yellowstone
A kayak guide in his first season on the job in Yellowstone National Park has died while trying to rescue a park visitor who capsized on Yellowstone Lake. Initial reports …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Idaho rafting outfitters buoyed by rivers outlook
Mother Nature blessed Idaho with deep snow in the mountains this winter, ranging from 98 percent to 180 percent of normal statewide, setting up an outstanding year for fishing and …
Sat., March 11, 2017, 6:33 p.m.
Missouri kayaker begins world record attempt in Michigan
An experienced kayaker who’s trying to set the world record for the most miles paddled by a woman in one year set off from a Lake Huron beach in Michigan.
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. …
Sat., Nov. 26, 2016, 6:19 p.m.
Out & About: Bald eagles gather at Lake CdA
OUTSOAR –The annual congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene has begun as the big birds home in on the feast of spawning kokanee in the North Idaho lake. …
Thu., Sept. 8, 2016, 7:09 a.m.
Clark Fork Delta ducky for paddlers
A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.
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., July 27, 2016, 7 p.m.
Easy Paddler: 6 choice flatwater trips near Spokane
With summer temperatures soaring, the Spokane-area’s wealth of water routes are suddenly more attractive. Even less-active people who don’t own a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board can get the …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 8:52 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene officials may sell riverfront land to finance City Hall upgrade
Julie Dalsaso launched her kayak from Blackwell Island on Monday afternoon, using the brief paddling excursion on the Spokane River to demonstrate the value of a small piece of public …
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
Wed., April 6, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Outdoors briefs: Coffeepot Lake boat launch reopened
Coffeepot Lake boat launch reopened
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 …
Tue., June 9, 2015
Record-low water season brings early flow cuts at Post Falls Dam
The spigot has been cranked down on the Spokane River at Post Falls Dam in the past four days, leaving the whitewater rafting season high and dry and fish managers …
Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:28 a.m.
Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde a respite
The Grande Ronde River slices through the landscape of northeastern Oregon. Its headwaters lie in the Blue Mountains, southwest of La Grande, Oregon, and it flows northeast until joining the …
Sun., April 26, 2015, 7:43 a.m.
Whitewater rafters have high expectations despite lower flows
Although this year’s lack of winter snow pack could have severe consequences in some areas, outdoors enthusiasts will be taking advantage of a weak spring runoff. Campers and power boaters …
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, …
Thu., April 2, 2015
In brief: Repairs at Wanapum Dam help reopen boat launches
With about $69 million in repairs to a cracked spillway completed at Wanapum Dam, water levels on the Columbia River reservoir are being brought up to normal levels and boat …
Sun., March 8, 2015, 7:05 a.m.
Sea kayakers connect with dying whale
Coeur d’Alene-based sea kayaking guides connected in a personal if not spiritual way to a baby whale destined to die on a Mexico beach. “I’ll never forget the look in …
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., Jan. 4, 2015
Dam relicensing funding is boon to kayakers at popular Spokane River rapid
Kayakers are enjoying ritzy new facilities at Trailer Park Wave. A $480,000 access to the Spokane River geared especially for nonmotorized paddlers, floaters and anglers has been completed by Avista …
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., Sept. 11, 2014
Tieton River offers one last rush of whitewater thrills
Whitewater enthusiasts are expecting a warm welcome from Washington’s Tieton River along US 12 west of Yakima this weekend. A large gathering of rafters and kayakers – private and commercial …
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 …
Thu., Aug. 21, 2014
Expedition Idaho tough
A team of three men and a woman covered 500 miles of rugged Panhandle mountain terrain on their feet, bikes and rafts, spiced with rock climbing and other challenges, to …
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 13, 2014
New Roskelley guidebook reveals charms of Columbia River
Internationally recognized mountaineer John Roskelley of Spokane came down to sea level for his latest adventure, compiling 1,200 miles of sea kayaking on the mighty Columbia into a guidebook for …
Sun., May 18, 2014
Lochsa River prime for annual whitewater bash
If it’s true that people watch auto racing for the crashes, it also stands to reason rafting spectators are in it for the flips. And if you love watching whitewater …
Sun., March 23, 2014, 7:04 a.m.
Peak 7 Adventures on wet, wild mission to help underprivileged youth
Whitewater guides-in-training were on the Spokane River in the first two weeks of March, long before pleasant weather would greet rafters soaking themselves through raging rapids. They were on a …