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Stories tagged: kayaking

Still paddling at 87: Montana man kayaks Smith River


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019, 2:29 p.m.

Reader photo: Paddling into spring

With spring runoff starting to fill the Spokane River, kayakers take to the waterways. Melanie Williams took this photo of a group of kayakers west of Barker Road at the …

Canoe and Kayak club annual meeting Monday

The Spokane Canoe and Kayak Club’s annual trip planning meeting is Monday.

Vancouver’s rugged west coast offers kayaking adventures for experts, neophytes alike

A 12-day, 150-mile kayaking adventure off the west coast of Vancouver Island tested John McKee’s logistical prowess and physical endurance this summer.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 1:06 p.m.

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.

Explore hidden marshland of Nehalem River on kayak tour

From the bridge overlooking the lower Nehalem River, there’s little evidence to suggest that it’s an interesting place to explore in a kayak. But there’s far more to the Nehalem, …

Reader photo: Jumping ship – at Kootenai Falls

Brian Jamieson of Spokane was among 35 accomplished kayakers gathered on the Kootenai River downstream from Libby, Montana, last weekend to revel in the thrill of hucking themselves off Kootenai …

Reader photo: Evening light on the water

Sunset and its evening light on the water is a happy hour for paddlers.

Bonnie Lake full of water, discover for paddlers, anglers

The fishing is poor and the beavers haven’t tried to dam the outlet of Bonnie Lake this year, at least not yet. The high water of April has receded after …

Field reports: Kayak guide dies rescuing client in Yellowstone

A kayak guide in his first season on the job in Yellowstone National Park has died while trying to rescue a park visitor who capsized on Yellowstone Lake. Initial reports …

Idaho rafting outfitters buoyed by rivers outlook

Mother Nature blessed Idaho with deep snow in the mountains this winter, ranging from 98 percent to 180 percent of normal statewide, setting up an outstanding year for fishing and …

Missouri kayaker begins world record attempt in Michigan

An experienced kayaker who’s trying to set the world record for the most miles paddled by a woman in one year set off from a Lake Huron beach in Michigan.

“All Out” effort connects people with outdoor pursuits

Taking that first step into an outdoor life-sport such as snowshoeing, mountain biking, paddling and fly fishing is less intimidating with the help of experienced “ambassadors” from clubs and agencies. …

Out & About: Bald eagles gather at Lake CdA

OUTSOAR –The annual congregation of bald eagles at Lake Coeur d’Alene has begun as the big birds home in on the feast of spawning kokanee in the North Idaho lake. …

Clark Fork Delta ducky for paddlers

A $6 million project to arrest erosion in the Clark Fork delta has a multitude of beneficiaries, including paddlers.

In brief: River access limited at Upriver Dam

Public access to the Spokane River below Upriver Dam has been scaled back because of vandalism, City Utilities staffers say.

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 …

Coeur d’Alene officials may sell riverfront land to finance City Hall upgrade

Julie Dalsaso launched her kayak from Blackwell Island on Monday afternoon, using the brief paddling excursion on the Spokane River to demonstrate the value of a small piece of public …

Spokane Club offers canoe and kayak paddling clinics

A series of paddling clinics for canoes, kayaks and sea kayaks on flatwater and rivers will get underway next week in an annual skills program offered by the

Outdoors briefs: Coffeepot Lake boat launch reopened

Coffeepot Lake boat launch reopened

Out & About: National forests hurdle language barrier

OUTSPOKEN – A pilot “on demand” phone interpretation service to enhance public service to non-native English speakers has been announced by the Pacific Northwest Region of the USDA Forest Service …

Record-low water season brings early flow cuts at Post Falls Dam

The spigot has been cranked down on the Spokane River at Post Falls Dam in the past four days, leaving the whitewater rafting season high and dry and fish managers …

Wild and Scenic Grande Ronde a respite

The Grande Ronde River slices through the landscape of northeastern Oregon. Its headwaters lie in the Blue Mountains, southwest of La Grande, Oregon, and it flows northeast until joining the …

Whitewater rafters have high expectations despite lower flows

Although this year’s lack of winter snow pack could have severe consequences in some areas, outdoors enthusiasts will be taking advantage of a weak spring runoff. Campers and power boaters …

In brief: Extreme Huntress in hot water

North Idaho’s famed Extreme Huntress from Bonner County is in hot water on charges of violating hunting permit regulations while she was vying for a national TV crown. Amanda Rochelle …

In the flow: Paddlers get it while it lasts

Whether it’s on the Clark Fork, the Spokane or the Lochsa, the Inland Northwest boasts some incredible opportunities for paddling on the river. And given such a brilliant, warm spring, …

In brief: Repairs at Wanapum Dam help reopen boat launches

With about $69 million in repairs to a cracked spillway completed at Wanapum Dam, water levels on the Columbia River reservoir are being brought up to normal levels and boat …

Sea kayakers connect with dying whale

Coeur d’Alene-based sea kayaking guides connected in a personal if not spiritual way to a baby whale destined to die on a Mexico beach. “I’ll never forget the look in …

Field reports: Worden, creator of ‘Rooster Tail’ fishing lure, dies at 93

FISHING – Howard Worden, creator of the world famous Rooster Tail spinner, and many other fishing lures, died in Arizona on Feb. 11. He was 93. Worden was one of …

Dam relicensing funding is boon to kayakers at popular Spokane River rapid

Kayakers are enjoying ritzy new facilities at Trailer Park Wave. A $480,000 access to the Spokane River geared especially for nonmotorized paddlers, floaters and anglers has been completed by Avista …