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10 Lakes Near Spokane 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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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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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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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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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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How to Pack for Your First Overnight Paddleboard Trip

Keep things dry. Dry sacks are absolutely essential to keep your gear dry, and there are countless options out there from various companies. Having various …

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Paddleboarding through the Canadian Wilderness

Our plan had been to fly into a chain of rugged and remote lakes in the Tweedsmuir South Provincial Park and traverse it by inflatable …

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Paddling the Moses Lake Water Trail

There’s something about finding a lake in the middle of a sagebrush-filled desert that makes it all the more unique to explore. Moses Lake, Washington, …

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