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Coeur d’Alene-based company continues to take travelers to Cuba despite Trump’s newest ‘crackdown’

The 2020 U.S. presidential elections seem impossibly remote as nine Americans weave their kayaks through a thick red mangrove forest on Cuba’s southern coast.


River Dance Lodge offers luxury on the Clearwater

If cabins or “glamping” in a wall tent with a hot tub are on your radar for adventure, ROW Adventures has the answer in Idaho just a few hours’ drive …


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 …


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 …


Chilling reality: Warm days mask Spokane River’s strong flow and take-your-breath-away cold

With sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s, rafting the Spokane River could be done in a long-sleeved T-shirt and shorts on Thursday. But water temperatures were another story. The …


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 …


Outdoor enthusiasts determine adventure is worth the monetary sacrifice

As the nation’s economy gradually grinds out of low gear, those willing to spend money in the outdoors of Washington and Idaho appear to have loosened their grip on the …


Out & About: Jennings too ‘polarizing’ for wildlife commission

OUTAPPOINT – Gov. Jay Inslee this week filled one of three openings for Eastern Washington slots on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission. Jay Holzmiller, a resident of Anatone, will …


Preserving Spokane River is group effort

The Spokane River is a standout in the vast experience of Peter Grubb, who founded ROW Adventures 33 years ago. That’s a story in itself, considering Grubb’s been guiding rafters …


Tragic Owyhee rafting trip formed a family

A Spokane physician who tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate a drowning victim in a remote southeastern Oregon canyon said the rafting party is still haunted by the death. What came next …


Wisconsin man dies rafting Lochsa River

A Wisconsin man drowned while rafting with friends Saturday on the Lochsa River. It was the second rafting fatality in the region this spring, following the death of a Hauser …


Out & About

OUTBOUND – Two Coeur d’Alene-based outdoor adventure companies are the ticket for people prompted by this week’s snow and cold to start planning an active getaway. • Sea Kayak Adventures …


Lawsuit stalls permits for oversize loads through river canyon

BOISE – Residents opposed to giant truck shipments of oil equipment through Idaho’s scenic Clearwater/Lochsa river canyon filed suit Monday, just a day before Idaho planned to issue permits for …


Tubbs Hill tours rejected

A last-minute petition campaign and passionate testimony Tuesday night won over the Coeur d’Alene City Council, which voted 4-2 against allowing a commercial outfitter to conduct guided hiking tours on …


CdA Council rejects commercial Tubbs Hill tours

A last-minute petition-gathering campaign and passionate testimony Tuesday night won over the Coeur d’Alene City Council, which voted 4-2 against allowing a commercial outfitter to conduct guided hiking tours on …