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TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

ROW Adventures kayak trip ranked among best in world

PADDLING -- If you're considering a great exotic guided sea-kayaking and hiking adventure, take a tip from National Geographic Traveler, which gave high ratings to an Inland Northwest company that thinks globally. Compelling Corsica, a unique sea kayaking and mountain hiking adventure vacation from ROW...

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MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015

TUESDAY, JULY 14, 2015

Cecil, the North Idaho College mascot, greets participants at the 2014 Cecil's Summer Splash event at the school beach on Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Courtesy)

Try out watersports at NIC Summer Splash

WATERSPORTS -- North Idaho College is offering a free opportunity to try out paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and catamarans. What: North Idaho College Cecil’s Summer Splash When: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, July 16 Where: NIC campus beach on Lake Coeur d'Alene The event is open to...

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THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2015

TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2015

FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015

THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015

TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015

THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015


FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2015

Ballet in a canoe.

Canoeist takes ballet to the water

PADDLING -- A video of a man's canoe ballet is a peaceful end of the week and a reminder of what a little practice with a paddle can accomplish. The video is from the 2007 Mid-West Freestyle Canoe competition. American Freestyle canoeing is the art...

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MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015

Sea kayaking guides Chris Garcia, left, and Sam Morrison tend to a gray whale calf stranded on a Pacific beach along Baja Mexico. (Photo Morrison / The Spokesman-Review)

CdA sea kayakers rally for dying whale 

WATERSPORTS -- This story about a group of Coeur d'Alene-based sea kayakers and their poignant encounter with a dying gray whale calf is generating some endearing emotions among readers. It's a story about hope. Sea kayakers connect with dying baby whale

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TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2015

Kayaking high water through Eagle Falls of the Skykomish River.

Kayakers make splash in flood-stage rivers

WATERSPORTS -- Whitewater paddlers have been enjoying an early season throughout much of the Northwest, knowing that it might be a short one with the dearth of snow in the mountains. But the kayakers in this just-posted video are taking on huge water in the...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 28, 2015

TUESDAY, JAN. 27, 2015

TUESDAY, NOV. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, NOV. 7, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8, 2014

A sea kayaker pulls in for a break near Lime Kiln Point, a 36-acre Washington State Park on the west side of San Juan Island. The day-use park is a popular destination for island visitors and bicyclists. It's known as a standout land-based facility for viewing whales.  (Rich Landers)

Don't forget sea-kayaking basics 

WATERSPORTS -- Fall is a fine time for sea kayaking around the region's waters, from Fishtrap Lake to the San Juan Islands. Even if you're an experience paddler, it's always wise to review the the basics of paddling safety Here are seven reminders from Boat...

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 2014

MONDAY, SEPT. 15, 2014

TUESDAY, AUG. 26, 2014

SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2014

John and Megan Roland led paddlers in the citizen division to the turn-round-buoy after the start of the Spokane River Classic on Aug. 23, 2014. (Rich Landers)

Spokane River Classic attracts colorful flotilla 

PADDLING -- Some very fast paddlers streaked across the Spokane River today in the debut of the Spokane River Classic, and they were followed by some not-so fast canoeists, kayakers, stand-up paddleboarders and one rowboat. But it appeared as though everyone had a blast, as...

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