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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.
The new Spokatopia SUP Cup at Boulder Beach this weekend was the first paddleboard race on the Spokane River.
A stand-up paddleboarder cools off in the mist of Peewee Falls in the Z Canyon stretch of the Pend Oreille River upstream from Boundary Dam.
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...
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...
A trio has become, as far as they know, the first adventurers to run the entire 112-mile length of the Spokane River on stand-up paddleboards.
With eight weekends of summer remaining and a lot of hot weather attracting people to the water, Washington State Parks’ Boating Program is making an effort to emphasize boating safety especially to enthusiasts of paddlesports, which are surging in popularity – and accidents.
It wasn’t quite like paddling 40 miles across Pacific Ocean waves from Molokai to Oahu, but a stand-up paddleboarding pioneer relished his
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.
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. The second annual Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival will be a giant playground for learning about recreational activities, gear and skills.
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation is reminding paddleboard users that the increasingly popular crafts are considered vessels when operated outside of marked swimming areas and are required to have safety equipment. The state agency says a U.S. Coast Guard approved life jacket must be on board as well as...
SALT LAKE CITY – Colorful paddleboards and pictures of people practicing the sport in beautiful settings filled the exhibit halls at the world’s largest outdoor retail trade show this month in Salt Lake City in the latest illustration of the sport’s exploding popularity. They make long, skinny boards for racers. They make wide, sturdy ones for more casual users, some of whom do yoga or fish off the boards. They even make inflatable boards for people who want the convenience to be able roll them up and put them in a bag.
WATERSPORTS -- North Idaho College is offering a free opportunity to try out paddleboards, kayaks, canoes and catamarans. What: North Idaho College Cecil’s Summer Splash When: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, July 16 Where: NIC campus beach on Lake Coeur d'Alene The event is open to...
WATERSPORTS -- Looking at the weather forecast, Saturday might be a good day to try out sailing or paddling at Lake Coeur d'Alene. Check out this event. The 11th Annual Sailfest is a celebration of sailing and paddling and and opportunity to try out variety...
Anyone can move a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard over the water, but precious few have savored the joy of paddling efficiently. When you see paddlers zigzagging up the Thorofare to Upper Priest Lake, bumping into logs and frittering away calories, they probably don’t have a clue that there’s a better way.
The Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club is reviving a paddling event of fun and competition to help refocus community attention on the importance of recreational access to the Spokane River. The Spokane River Classic is set for Aug. 23 on a stretch of the river from the Don Kardong Bridge near Gonzaga University downstream to the Division Street Bridge and back.