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Still paddling at 87: Montana man kayaks Smith River

Montana’s


Landers presents Quetico adventure

Former Spokesman-Review Outdoors editor Rich Landers will be speaking at the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club general meeting on Feb. 25.


With the right education, whitewater paddling becomes a fun family affair

After years of training, my 13-year-old daughter and I recently met a long-term goal of paddling a canoe down a whitewater river, day after day, without spills, swims or mishaps.


On first day of 2018 snowshoers treated to sun drenched views from Mount Spokane

For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.


Field Reports: Washington restricts big-game parts coming in from Montana after CWD detected

The discovery of chronic wasting disease in free-ranging deer in Montana this fall means restrictions for sportsmen who come from CWD-free states to hunt deer, elk or moose there.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.

Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time

If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …


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 …


Out & about: Boaters still unaware of state line boat inspections

Some drivers with watercraft, especially in vehicles with kayaks or stand-up paddle boards, are missing the boat inspection signs on Interstate 90 in Washington just west of the Idaho state …


SUP pioneer applies Pacific Ocean skills to paddling Priest Lake

It wasn’t quite like paddling 40 miles across Pacific Ocean waves from Molokai to Oahu, but a stand-up paddleboarding pioneer relished his


Field Reports: Pend Oreille Poker Paddle event set for Aug. 5

The 36th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle will launch on Aug. 5, but organizers are offering incentives to register before July 31.


Field reports: Meetings set to consider Priest Lake fishery management

Public meetings are scheduled to discuss Priest Lake fishery management options and solicit input from the public. The first public meeting is scheduled for Thursday.


Spokatopia offers intro to wide variety of outdoor sports

The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River.


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: Little Spokane River shuttle resumes July 1

Spokane Parks and Recreation will begin its annual service on Saturday to shuttle canoes, kayaks or SUPs from the Nine Mile take-out of the Little Spokane River to the put-in …


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 …


Spokane native Marshall Greene claims seventh win in Bend’s Pole, Pedal, Paddle

Marshall Greene, a Spokane native, had won the annual Pole Pedal Paddle out of Bend, Oregon, plenty of times before, but never like this. Greene held a slight lead in …


Riverside State Park long-term planning begins with public meetings

OUTINVOLVED – Riverside State Park is inviting the public to “brainstorm” potential changes and updates to the popular Spokane-area gem during long-term planning meetings that begin this week. Two initial …


High flows prompted whitewater group to cancel trip on Moyie River where rafter died

A day after a Spokane whitewater group canceled a trip on the Moyie River because of high flows, a 60-year-old Spokane man with another group apparently drown in a rafting …


Wildlife biologist, author has eye for creature ways

Wildlife biologists travel through the landscape with an educated eye for detail. They’re like bird dogs, sensing more than most people would ever see. They make connections between critters and …


Outdoor Expo and Golf shows combine at Convention Center

A combo outdoors and golf show at the Spokane Convention Center next weekend is geared up for doing serious damage to the winter blues some people are suffering. The new


“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. …


Field reports: Priest Lake drawdown opens river to paddling

Priest Lake’s slow drawdown to winter level began Saturday evening. Flows were increased from Outlet Dam to lower the lake 3 feet from its full pool at elevation 2,437.6 feet.


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.


Adventurer solos Lewis and Clark Trail by foot, kayak

Bruce “Buck” Nelson appreciates a good adventure.


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.


Cuba tours hike, bike and kayak to actively connect with culture

ROW Adventures, based in Coeur d’Alene, has led active adventure travel trips from the Spokane River to the Galapagos Islands and Africa for 37 years. But owner Peter Grubb said …


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 …


In brief: Bureau of Land Management closes Towell Falls to vehicles

Towell Falls Road in the


Paddlers to play cards on Pend Oreille River

The 35th annual Pend Oreille River Poker Paddle, featuring nonmotorized vessels ranging from sleek kayaks to parade-float creations, is set for Aug. 13.