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Pam Rogers rows in the glacier waters of the Tatshenshini River. (Whitney Schroeder)

Tatshenshini-Alsek river rafting program tonight

WATERSPORTS -- A free program to spike your adventure bucket list is scheduled tonight as veteran river rat and gifted photographer Pam Rogers presents a show on her 13-day raft trip on the very wild Tatshenshini-Alsek rivers. The program is sponsored by the Spokane Mountaineers...

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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.
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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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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015

The dismal snow pack in the Sierra visible southwest of Reno, Nev., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, had forecasters predicting a fourth consecutive year of drought and prompted Nevada Department of Wildlife officials to release thousands of hatchery trout into the Truckee River in Reno a month earlier than usual as highs approached 70 degrees.  (Associated Press)

Lowest snowpack on record in Cascades 

RIVERS -- Looking at Mount Spokane from town yesterday, I realized I've skinned up and skied to the top of the mountain and down in the past with more snow to work with on Memorial Day weekend. The snowpack situation is grim throughout the region,...

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Video: Whitewater kayaking carnage compiled

WATERSPORTS -- For every awesome video we've seen of kayakers skillfully negotiating whitewater rapids and waterfalls there are countless calamities, injuries and near-death experiences. Here's a sampling. P.S. Think twice about trying to replicate this stuff.

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.




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