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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 / The Spokesman-Review)

Video: Rafters go with the flow in Hangman Creek

RIVER RUNNING -- Hangman Creek is notorious among rafters and paddlers for being a now-you-see-it, now-you-don't whitewater attraction. Adequate flows for rafting usually come and go quickly in winter or early spring with rain and snowmelt events. Spokane river runner Tanner Grant jumped on the...

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MONDAY, AUG. 10, 2015

FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015


FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 2015

Red Ives Cabin, a Forest Service rental accommodation on the St. Joe Ranger District. (U.S. Forest Service)

St. Joe River cabin rental deadline Feb. 27

NATIONAL FORESTS -- The St. Joe Ranger District is still accepting applications for the lottery to select reservation rental dates for the popular Red Ives Cabin. Red Ives is among the small percentage of national forest rentals NOT on the national online reservation system. How...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 10, 2013

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013


A cutthroat trout meets the camera before being released.

North Idaho cutthroat need help from cool heads 

FISHING -- Warmer water temperatures being recorded in North Idaho streams and rivers are creating unhealthy conditions for trout, especially the region's westslope cutthroats, Idaho environmental officials said. A recent analysis by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality shows that nearly 900 miles of streams...

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013

A fly fisherman gets into casting position on the Lower St. Joe River. (Rich Landers)

Red Ives cabin reservation deadline Thursday

FISHING -- Procrastinators lose in the quest to bunk in a Forest Service cabin along the St. Joe River, float a prized Idaho wilderness river or backpack through certain prized wilderness areas. This is the season for thinking ahead to summer adventures that require a...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012

The summit at Gold Pass between St. Regis, Mont., and the St. Joe River on June 21, 2012. (Ralph Bartholdt)

Gold Pass open to access St. Joe River

FISHING -- A path was plowed this week through the lingering snow on Gold Pass, the popular access route from St. Regis, Mont., to the St. Joe River. North Idaho angler Ralph Bartholdt posed his family on the pass to prove the point. Here's his...

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MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012


A group of Riverview Retirement Community senior citizens ranging from 70 to 90 years old head into their final dose of whitewater during a rafting trip down the Clark Fork River. 
 (The Spokesman-Review)

Whitewater rafters go with the flow

Whitewater rafters go with the flow RIVER RUNNING – If you want expert advice on the reliable periods to find sufficient flows in area whitewater rivers, check out the ROW Adventures trip schedule. After all, they’ve been rafting area rivers for more than three decades....

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