Stories tagged: paddling
Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Reader photo: Jumping ship – at Kootenai Falls
Brian Jamieson of Spokane was among 35 accomplished kayakers gathered on the Kootenai River downstream from Libby, Montana, last weekend to revel in the thrill of hucking themselves off Kootenai …
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Out & about: Boaters still unaware of state line boat inspections
Some drivers with watercraft, especially in vehicles with kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, are missing the boat inspection signs on Interstate 90 in Washington just west of the Idaho state …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
SUP pioneer applies Pacific Ocean skills to paddling Priest Lake
It wasn’t quite like paddling 40 miles across Pacific Ocean waves from Molokai to Oahu, but a stand-up paddleboarding pioneer relished his
Sun., July 23, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: Pend Oreille Poker Paddle event set for Aug. 5
The 36th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle will launch on Aug. 5, but organizers are offering incentives to register before July 31.
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.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to wide variety of outdoor sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River.
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 …
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 …
Sat., May 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Spokane native Marshall Greene claims seventh win in Bend’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle
Marshall Greene, a Spokane native, had won the annual Pole Pedal Paddle out of Bend, Oregon, plenty of times before, but never like this. Greene held a slight lead in …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings
OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
High flows prompted whitewater group to cancel trip on Moyie River where rafter died
A day after a Spokane whitewater group canceled a trip on the Moyie River because of high flows, a 60-year-old Spokane man with another group apparently drown in a rafting …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Wildlife biologist, author has eye for creature ways
Wildlife biologists travel through the landscape with an educated eye for detail. They’re like bird dogs, sensing more than most people would ever see. They make connections between critters and …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Outdoor Expo and Golf shows combine at Convention Center
A combo outdoors and golf show at the Spokane Convention Center next weekend is geared up for doing serious damage to the winter blues some people are suffering. The new
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. …
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.
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.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Adventurer solos Lewis and Clark Trail by foot, kayak
Bruce “Buck” Nelson appreciates a good adventure.
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.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Cuba tours hike, bike and kayak to actively connect with culture
ROW Adventures, based in Coeur d’Alene, has led active adventure travel trips from the Spokane River to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for 37 years. But owner Peter Grubb said …
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 27, 2016, 2:22 p.m.
In brief: Bureau of Land Management closes Towell Falls to vehicles
Towell Falls Road in the
Sat., July 23, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Paddlers to play cards on Pend Oreille River
The 35th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle, featuring nonmotorized vessels ranging from sleek kayaks to parade-float creations, is set for Aug. 13.
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Group hiking, paddling trips set in North Idaho
Hiking, paddling and birding in the Panhandle are featured in the 10th annual Summer Adventure Series of group outings led by the
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to variety of muscle-powered sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River. The second …
Wed., June 29, 2016, 12:14 p.m.
In brief: Little Spokane River shuttle service starts Saturday
The Little Spokane River shuttle service for paddlers will resume for the season on Saturday, running hourly on Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Sept. 3.
Sat., May 7, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
Field reports: Montana prepares grizzly bear hunting plan
If grizzly bears are removed from the endangered species list, Montana wants to be ready with a hunting plan.