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Fly-fisherman holding a wild steelhead in the water.

Bold Proposal to Restore Snake River Salmon & Steelhead

Snake River wild salmon and steelhead population is drastically declining, and the solution is to remove the four lower Snake River dams to allow salmon easier access into the 5,000+ miles of pristine upstream river habitat. The Columbia Basin Fund initiative proposed by Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson (R) aims to do that. Citizens need to voice their support to Congress.

Snake River Triathlon

This is a two day triathlon with a pool swim on Friday and the bike/run portions on saturday.  Swim is at Asotin Aquatic Center in Clarkston, WA, but arrangements can be made for personal swims and MUV in spokane is also hosting a swim on Friday.  500y swim, approximately 25k bike and 4k run.   Race …

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Photo of the lower Salmon Canyon by Harley McAllister

Roskelley Paddles 137 Miles on the Lower Snake River

In 2014, John Roskelley published the book Paddling the Columbia, a guide that pinpoints the necessary logistics for paddling the 1,200-plus miles of the Columbia River. The book has become one of the most significant paddling guides in the Northwest. This spring, Roskelley took on another regional river. On May 15, 2018, he posted on …

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Free the Snake Flotilla and River Recreation Day (September 17)

Last year 200 boats with more than 350 people launched on the lower Snake River in a celebration and call to action in support of removing four dams that threaten wild salmon and prevent local communities from realizing the economic benefits of a free-flowing river. This year, even more paddlers and boaters, river advocates, anglers, and …

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Two Oregon River Trips for Families & Beginners

If you are looking for outdoor adventure, whitewater rafting will deliver. But an excellent way to add even more adventure is to spend three or more days floating a longer section of river while camping along the riverbank as you go. The Inland Northwest abounds with such opportunities, and if you are looking for an …

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Photo from a distance of hiker in the snow.

Hike of the Month: Panjab, Mount Misery, and Upper Rattlesnake Trails (Umatilla National Forest)

While Memorial Day to Labor Day may be prime time for backpacking, it’s not absolutely necessary to pack away the tent until warmer weather returns. With a trailhead that is generally accessible into the colder months and a bridge over the trickiest water crossing, the Panjab Trail into the heart of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness can …

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Free the Snake! Flotilla

4th Annual “Free the Snake! Flotilla” to feature nationally-recognized indigenous advocate Winona LaDuke and award-winning musician Nahko Tribal members, salmon advocates, anglers, and orca advocates gather on the Snake River to call for dam removal to restore a healthy river and protect its endangered wild salmon and steelhead population from extinction. WHAT:  Flotilla and River Rally in …

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