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Two hikers on a trail in the Kettle Crest Range -- wearing backpacks and using trekking poles. Forested mountain side with peaks in the distance. Sunny, blue sky with clouds.

32 Spring & Summer Inland NW Trip Ideas

Inland Northwest trip ideas for North Idaho and Washington: including the Silver Valley, Lake Pend Oreille, Salmon River Canyons (ID); and Kettle River Country, Pend Oreille River, and Lake Roosevelt (WA).

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Exploring the Hanford Reach National Monument

Paddling a river through any desert area seems a contradiction, at first. In the arid middle of Washington State, the Columbia River churns past sun-bleached sage …

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Person paddle-boarding down rapids.

SPOvid-19 Adventure Series: River Surf Spokane

By Chris Cindric To help you make the most of your outdoor time and keep things fresh during the pandemic, the faculty of Eastern Washington …

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A young boy kayaking.

10 Lakes for Family Day Trips

On hot, sunny summer days, a waterfront park is one of the best places to be. Kids can swim, play on the beach, and dig …

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A woman smiling with a wet-suit on.

Wild Water Swimming

By Susan Hales  First, the pools are closed, and then the races are cancelled: no Lake Meridian mile race, no Omi mile on Lake Coeur d’Alene, …

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Two people paddle-boarding and one kayaking down a river.

SPOvid-19 Local Adventure: Paddling the Little Spokane River

To help you make the most of your outdoor time and keep things fresh during the pandemic, the faculty of Eastern Washington University’s Recreation and …

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A river-side campsite.

Rafting the Owyhee River

By Paul Delaney For those who wonder what the pioneers might have seen as they traveled the Oregon Trail in the 1840s, take a trip …

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A group of people paddle-boarding on a lake.

SPOvid-19 Local Adventure: Paddling Bonnie Lake

To help you make the most of your outdoor time and keep things fresh during the pandemic, the faculty of Eastern Washington University’s Recreation and …

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Improved Spokane River Access

Paddlers, anglers, tubers, and rafters can enjoy an improved access site for the Spokane River within the Great Gorge recreational area. Upgrades to improve safety …

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Columbia River Source to Sea: Long-Distance Paddle

Claire Dibble continues to inspire and amaze while she paddles the length of the Columbia River in a single push. Beginning July 1, she started …

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