Stories tagged: Rafting
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 6 a.m.
December is the darkest month, but it also brings a ray of hope for whitewater boaters longing for summer voyages down Idaho’s most-storied rivers.
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 10:45 a.m.
The experienced guides from virtually all of Washington’s whitewater rafting companies know what it takes to tame the mighty Tieton during the annual “flip-flop” water operations on Rimrock and the …
UPDATED: Fri., July 6, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
The Spokane Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the woman who was killed after her raft capsized on the Spokane River near the Bowl and Pitcher area of Riverside State Park …
UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 6:27 p.m.
Three years ago, Andy and Linda Decker accidentally started a Christmas tradition with their three grandsons.
Wed., June 13, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Authorities say a North Las Vegas man died during a rafting incident in the central Idaho wilderness.
Thu., May 17, 2018, 5:45 a.m.
More than 10,000 private and commercial boaters who will be floating the Main Salmon – River of No Return wilderness section this summer will have to find an alternative way …
UPDATED: Tue., May 1, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
People rafting Idaho’s Salmon River this summer will need to find an alternative way to dispose of their waste after officials have discontinued the longstanding disposal method.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
If you have enviously eyed the packable but expensive Alpacka packrafts made in Alaska, but just couldn’t commit to the $600-$2,500 price tag, there’s good news.
Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Most folks don’t know it, but a trip down the Selway River in North Idaho would do them a world of good. Out there, far from Facebook, and iPhones, and …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 4:19 p.m.
An Idaho man who was rafting the Snake River with his family has drowned.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Nearly a dozen people are safe after two separate water rescues on the same river within hours of each other in Washington state.
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
Residents would be asked to buy a $25 pass, good for the entire summer, to park on two blocks in the historic neighborhood popular with rafters, kayakers and tubers. But …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
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 …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Boaters traveling in and out of Washington, Idaho and Montana are noticing increased emphasis this season on inspections for invasive aquatic species on watercraft ranging from yachts to kayaks, rafts …
Mon., March 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
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 …
Mon., March 13, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
It’s been raining for almost a week here on California’s northwest coast, and the Middle Fork Smith River has transformed into a raging, swirling, terrifying torrent of whitewater.
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
Public access to the Spokane River below Upriver Dam has been scaled back because of vandalism, City Utilities staffers say.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
If cabins or “glamping” in a wall tent with a hot tub are on your radar for adventure, ROW Adventures has the answer in Idaho just a few hours’ drive …
Mon., July 18, 2016, 9:05 p.m.
Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River west of Columbus.
Sat., April 23, 2016, 4 p.m.
The second annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be in Spokane on April 28 as a benefit for the Spokane Riverkeeper and the advocacy group’s goal to keep the …
Sat., April 9, 2016
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 …
Wed., March 16, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
Tanner Grant of Spokane says it doesn’t necessarily take a village to become a whitewater rafter, but it helps. “I got into rafting six years ago with a lot of …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Proposals to acquire land in eight Washington counties for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation are open to comments through Feb. 12.
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Southwestern Alaska could be the most convenient place in the United States for a fly fisher to go wild. Bush pilots equipped to land on lakes, rivers or tundra operate …
Fri., Aug. 28, 2015
Public lands in the Idaho Panhandle north of Interstate 90 and south of Bunco Road will be closed starting Sunday because of extreme wildfire danger.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
People have described rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River as exhilarating, soul-refreshing and even life-changing. Its translucent water splashed with hues of blue, green and gold, its challenging …
Tue., June 9, 2015
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.
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.
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 …