Stories tagged: Rafting
WEDNESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2016, 4:21 P.M.
River Dance Lodge offers luxury on the Clearwater
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 …
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 9:05 P.M.
Man dies in rafting accident on Yellowstone River
Authorities have released the name of a man who drowned after a rafting accident on the Yellowstone River west of Columbus.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016, 4 P.M.
Out & About: Film festival to benefit Spokane Riverkeeper
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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 3:04 P.M.
Outpeople: Tanner Grant takes on whitewater rafting one step at a time
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 …
SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 2016, 3:35 P.M.
Field reports: Land deals proposed for wildlife habitat
Proposals to acquire land in eight Washington counties for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation are open to comments through Feb. 12.
SUNDAY, AUG. 30, 2015
Unguided anglers lured by adventure of eight-day, fly-in, Alaska float trip
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 …
FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2015
Emergency closure of Idaho public lands starts Sunday
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.
SUNDAY, AUG. 23, 2015
Never at dull moment rafting the Middle Fork
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 …
TUESDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2014
Ultralight packrafts make way for new genre of outdoor adventuring
As Scott Bosse launched his packraft in Youngs Creek, it felt as if gravity disappeared. “I find it tremendously liberating,” Bosse said of packrafting.
THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
Glacier high road to open
Postponed by a late storm and flooding, the entire Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is expected to be open to vehicle travel by this weekend, allowing access to Logan …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014, 8:01 A.M.
Rafter dies after boat flips in Salmon River
RIGGINS, Idaho — Three of four rafters flipped into the Salmon River at Lake Creek Rapids made it back to the boat but a fourth rafter swept downstream died.
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
Peak 7 has mission to empower kids
Getting a kid outdoors for a day, and better, yet, for a couple weeks, can have a powerful impact on a kid. “Sure, it isn’t magic in every case, but …
SUNDAY, FEB. 23, 2014
Rafting the Grand Canyon during winter is gamble with the elements
P otential for debilitating desert coldness was the baseline in preparations to raft the Colorado River through Arizona’s Grand Canyon during February. Nobody could overlook the group’s experience four years …
THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
Summers filled to the rafters for teacher-guide
Kyle Brock wasted no time putting his group of rafting clients at ease as they assembled along the Spokane River. “Have any of you been whitewater rafting before?” he asked, …
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013, 6:35 A.M.
Working vacation for fishing guide
The Grande Ronde River in June offers the rare pleasure of hot fishing and no crowds – a treat that’s savored as much by a fishing guide as it is …
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013, 6:34 A.M.
Reel Time Fishing guide migrates to tap peak runs
Angling is in Toby Wyatt’s blood. At 39, the Clarkston-based guide handles a fishing rod with the grace of an artist swishing a paint brush.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
Out & About: Jennings too ‘polarizing’ for wildlife commission
OUTAPPOINT – Gov. Jay Inslee this week filled one of three openings for Eastern Washington slots on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Jay Holzmiller, a resident of Anatone, will …
SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2013
State Parks centennial celebration Saturday at Riverside Park
Riverside State Park has been tapped for one of two signature events celebrating the 100-year history of the Washington State Parks system. On Saturday, the Bowl and Pitcher area will …
THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2013
Landers: River access should be natural part of project
The Spokane River shouldn’t have to speak up for itself. Like a hero who saves the day before 500,000 onlookers, the river ought to naturally have our attention and appreciation.