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A 31-mile water route up Lake Pend Oreille stood out to stand-up paddleboarder Jason Hershey as a challenge reminiscent of the Hawaiian Islands where he used to live, work and play.
We were still miles from the Pack River takeout at Highway 200 north of Lake Pend Oreille when a crack of thunder prompted an emergency bivouac. A gale of nasty clouds was blitzing over the near horizon in a surprise assault on the Landers family’s canoeing trip.
Two weekends ago, Shelly Boyd and six others came to Curlew, Washington, to travel the Kettle River to Danville by canoe.
If it were not for my collection of puffy down jackets and a secret collection of designer shoes, one might consider me a bit of a minimalist. Particularly when it comes to outdoor and backcountry adventures, where nothing really seems worth the trouble of carrying.
Dan Henderson, the head coach of the Cascade Canoe and Kayak Racing team in Bothell and a former leader of the U.S. national team, will speak in Spokane on Jan. 27.
Former Spokesman-Review Outdoors editor Rich Landers will be speaking at the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club general meeting on Feb. 25.
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.
For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.
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.
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 wind or muscle power. And that’s only half of the picture.
Canoeists paddle and portage eight days to camp and fish among the 6,000 lakes in the wilderness of Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park.
FISHING -- In this Outdoor Tech story about Stream Map USA, I explored an application that combines searchable mapping, GPS location and navigation, stream flow information and other features into a useful tool, especially for exploring new lakes, rivers and streams. I know there are...
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 Falls.
RIVERS -- This year, in its first full summer season, more than 231,000 people floated the Deschutes River through the Bend, Oregon, Whitewater Park passageway channel on inner tubes, kayaks or paddleboards. The Bend Bulletin reports that’s roughly 2,200 floaters each day between May 15...
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 line.
ADVENTURE -- Allison Roskelley is expanding her range of joy and fulfillment through misery. After becoming one of three paddlers to ride stand-up paddleboards the 112-mile length of the Spokane River, Roskelley reflected on the self-improvement concept. For background, she was already a fitness buff...
PADDLING – Paddling is a good thing for children as it’s applied each year by the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club. The club’s 56th annual Paddle, Splash & Play, a free kids’ and family event, is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5,...