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MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012

FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012


MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012

The adventure begins here for Bill and Debbie Pierce of Spokane, who turned the lemons of being laid off as nurse anesthetists into lemonade by heading to Alaska for a kayaking adventure.  (Bill Pierce)

Spokane adventurers detail 15 weeks in Alaska

ADVENTURING -- Spokane adventurers Debbie and Bill Pierce will present a free program about their 15-week, 12,000-mile summer trip of kayaking, fishing and wildlife photography in Alaska tonight (April 23), 7 p.m., at the Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. "Carrying kayaks and mountain...

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A feeder creek kayakers use to launch for paddling Lightning Creek in North Idaho. (Todd Hoffman)

Frigid waters greet Lightning Creek paddlers

KAYAKING -- The chilly scene in the photo above is the feeder creek Todd Hoffman and two other kayakers used today to launch their boats before paddling downstream into Lightning Creek in North Idaho. I'll guarantee they weren't wearing shorts and flip flops when they...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012



Canoeists enjoy the waterfalls on the West Branch of the Little Spokane River. The 50-foot Exley Falls, which tumble into Horseshoe Lake in Pend Oreille County just north of Eloika Lake, run strong in spring but ease back a trickle in summer. (Rich Landers)

Canoe or kayak best way to see this waterfall

WATERFALLS -- It's been a great, wet spring to experience the power waterfalls from the Spokane River in downtown Spokane to Palouse Falls near the Snake River and many more. I've written about the some of the hiking possibilities for many of these falls, including...

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FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012


EWU outdoor gear auction starts Friday

OUTDOOR SPORTS -- Eastern Washington Univeristy outdoors enthusiasts are pooling outdoor gear for sale and bidding this week. Check it out. FUN IN THE SUN SALE APRIL 13TH, APRIL 14TH 2012 120 G ST. CHENEY, WA. 99004 FRIDAY APRIL 13TH, 2012, 8AM-4:30PM SATURDAY APRIL 14TH,...

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Muddy water in Hangman Creek generally is a signal to kayakers, canoests and rafters that the stream is in rare good form for paddling. (Rich Landers)

Paddlers have eye on surging Hangman Creek 

PADDLING -- Spokane paddler and guidebook author Dan Hansen couldn't find a scouting report for a stretch of Hangman Creek at high water, so he set out by foot to find out for himself. Hansen hiked the 10-mile stretch from the Qualchan Historical Monument site...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012

Bowron Lakes Provincial Park in Cariboo Country. (Courtesy photo)

Loal paddler presents program on Bowron Lakes

PADDLING – Dwight McCain of the Coeur d’Alene Canoe and Kayak Club will present a free program on paddling the 72-mile Bowron Lakes circuit in the Cariboo Mountains of British Columbia on Monday (March 26), 7 p.m., at Corbin Community Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.,...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2012

Muddy water in Hangman Creek generally is a signal to kayakers, canoests and rafters that the stream is in rare good form for paddling. (Rich Landers)

Hangman Creek's high, rafters ready to roll 

RIVERS -- The river running season is officially underway on Hangman (Latah) Creek, and it could be over in another day or two. Unlike most rivers that require spring runoff to get the juices flowing, Hangman is notorious for brief spurts of high flows generated...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2012

MONDAY, JAN. 23, 2012

SUNDAY, JAN. 22, 2012

TUESDAY, JAN. 17, 2012

Wade Sumner, Spokane Parks and Recreation Department trip leader, guides a group of snowshoers on a 5.5-mile trek around Sherman Peak near Sherman Pass East of Republic, Wash.   RICH LANDERS The Spokesman-Review (The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane Parks looking for outdoor trip assistants

OUTDOOR RECREATION -- The Spokane Parks & Recreation Department's Outdoors Program is looking for outdoors lovers who would make good outdoor trip assistants for the great outings featured in the Outdoor program guide. The main benefit: Cool group outdoor trips at no cost. Here's the...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 9, 2011

THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2011

Paddlers plunge over 90-foot falls for video

KAYAKING -- A trio of kayakers raised the eyebrows of local officials recently by paddling over 90-foot Noccalula Falls in Etowah County, Alabama. See the story. The paddlers risked big fines and a tongue lashing by doing the stunt for a video -- "Watershed: Land...

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