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Spokane River Rafting: Paddling Past Familiar Ground

Photo courtesy of ROW Adventures.

I’m an armchair sailor, a landlubber at heart. So, on my first run down the Spokane River, with its few yet mighty class-3+ rapids, I opted for a guided rafting expedition with ROW Adventures. Consummate professionals, the guides explained things ...

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Easy Thrills: Tubing the Spokane River

Photo by Amy Silbernagel McCaffree.

Parents like to feel in control, but you can’t control a river. Which is why I was a little nervous to take my young son, 6 years old at the time, tubing on the Spokane River last July.    The trip ...

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Projects Would Enhance Recreational Access along the Spokane River

Photo of the Spokane River by Holly Weiler.

Two projects in the works along the Spokane River downstream from the lower falls and downtown Spokane would dramatically improve the way rafters, anglers, paddlers and other river users start and end their trips. Right now, the popular put-in along ...

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Big Water Blowout River Festival on the Salmon River

Photo courtesy of Rubicon Outfitting.

Enjoy peak waves at the 19th annual Big Water Blowout River Festival held Saturday, June 3, in Riggins, Idaho. This day-long event allows visitors to experience class III and IV rapids along the Salmon River. Grab your raft or kayak ...

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Spring & Summer Outdoor Events for All Ages

Lilac Century Bike Ride (April 30, 2017) Like SpokeFest in the spring, the Lilac Century Bike Ride is a great way to kick off the biking season with the whole family in a fun, safe and friendly environment. The Lilac ...

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Photo of Wild & Scenic Film Festival.

Spokane Riverkeeper is hosting the Wild and Scenic Film Festival for the third year on Thursday, May 4 at the Garland Theater thanks in large part to sponsors Mountain Gear and Patagonia. The film festival includes 90 minutes of films ...

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Canyon Canoeing at Bonnie Lake

It was midweek halfway through spring when we rumbled along a dusty road south of Cheney with our rented EWU canoe humming atop our station wagon. We reached the put-in spot down wonderfully named Hole-In-the-Ground Road. There, Rock Creek meanders ...

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The Columbia River: A Paddler’s Recreational Paradise (February 19, Spokane Convention Center)

Author and photographer, John Roskelley, is a dabbler in everything outdoors. In his first half century, John fought his way up four 8,000-meter peaks, including K2 and Everest, plus a plethora of devilishly hard, unclimbed shorter Himalayan faces and ridges. ...

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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside

Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Watersports

This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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