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Tuesday, October 20, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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A Mackenzie River solo misadventure

Join the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club at its general meeting as Janet Breuer shares her experience and lessons learned on the Mackenzie River on Nov. 25 from 7-9 p.m. at Mountain Gear Corporate Headquarter (6021 E. Mansfield Ave.)

Kayaking Canada’s Bunsby Islands

Join the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club as John McKee describes a kayak trip to the Bunsby Islands in British Columbia, Canada.

Sam defends kayak launch plan

Deputy City Administrator Sam Taylor responds to McGruber's concerns re: kayak launch near East Tubbs Hill Park. The exchange of comments was launched by Walkabout's letter to HucksOnline questioning the proposed location of a kayak launch.

Easy Paddler: 6 choice flatwater trips near Spokane

With summer temperatures soaring, the Spokane-area’s wealth of water routes are suddenly more attractive. Even less-active people who don’t own a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board can get the urge to venture onto a lake or stream when the thermometer reads 85 or higher.

Free event gives kids a chance to try paddle sports

For those looking for something inexpensive, but fun and exciting for the kids to do out-of-doors this summer, look no farther than the free promotional water event – Paddle, Splash and Play – Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Nine Mile Recreation Area in Riverside State Park. Sponsored by the Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club (SCKC), this outreach program is tailored to introduce and develop new generations of paddlers to the outdoors. Kids may try their hand at stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking, as well as receive instruction and beneficial tips from qualified instructors. All family members, regardless of age, are welcome to attend and participate.

Grande Ronde River boasts spectacular scenery, easy whitewater

MINAM, Ore. – Most folks don’t know it, but a three-day trip down the Grande Ronde River would do them a world of good. Out there, far from cell phones and e-mail, life is reduced to its most basic rhythms. There’s time for laughter with friends, paddling easy whitewater by day, and sleeping under the stars at night. It’s a tonic to the soul, and by the time the trip is over, most folks are invigorated and ready to face the world they left behind.

Out & About: Scotchmans group plans hikes, events

OUTDO – The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are launching another season of guided hikes, outings, trail work – along with gentle advocacy for securing wilderness designation for a little piece of heaven northeast of Lake Pend Oreille. The group’s summer activities start in Sandpoint at 6 p.m. Thursday, with its annual State of the Scotchmans program at Forrest M. Bird Charter High School. Guest speaker is Doug Scott, who was involved with writing the original 1974 Wilderness Act. The group is posting a list of hikes for the season to acquaint people with portions of 88,000-acre proposed wilderness area.

Paddling Yellowstone Rivers bill a sham from a scourge

PUBLIC LANDS -- Paddling the idyllic streams in Yellowstone National Park would be a treat. Laws have prohibited boats on most of the waters to adhere to the park's mission of protecting the fragile ecosystems and offering refuge to the wildlife away from the roads...