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Gold Creek: An Adventure Lodge on Lake Pend Oreille

Photo by S. Michael Bennett.

Tucked away in the woods just two miles from where Gold Creek splashes into Lake Pend Oreille sits an exceptional retreat: the Gold Creek Lodge. The almost ghost town of Lakeview is close by, a reminder of the gold rush ...

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Find Authentic Adventure on the PNW Coast in Westport, Washington

Photo by Phil Linden.

There are plenty of places along the Pacific Northwest coast to experience run-of-the-mill tourist beach town amenities for people who are only looking to drive the local sites, poke around polished tourist traps, and maybe do a little beachcombing. Visiting ...

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Paddleboarders Travel the Full Length of the Spokane River

Photo by Amy McCaffree.

112 miles in four days on a stand up paddle board is pretty badass. Allison Roskelley, Jed Conklin, and Grace Robinson paddled the length of the Spokane River in a four-day adventure that included seven portages, several blisters, and lots ...

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Outdoor Recreation Economy Continues to Grow in Washington

Last July, the Outdoor Industry Association published a significant report that revealed that outdoor recreation in Washington State generates 26.2 billion dollars in annual spending. “These numbers show that when we invest in public land, the payoff comes not only ...

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Signs of River Health to Watch for From Your Float Tube, SUP, or Kayak

Photo of trash pulled from the Spokane River by Jerry White Jr.

Our river is as beautiful as it is alive—especially when an osprey catches a fish in front of you or you spot otters eating crayfish. Then there’s the river floating camaraderie and sharing the day’s adventures over a cold beverage. ...

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Wild Times in the Grand Canyon

Photo of the author courtesy of Ammi Midstokke.

  “We got smashed last night,” the girl says as she pulls long on her cigarette, trying to get a last drag in before we start our descent down the Angel Bright trail. You know a trip is going to ...

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New App Aids in Exploration of Northeast Washington

If you like to hike, bike, camp, fish, float, boat or hunt the uncrowded trails, forests, lakes and rivers of the three Northeast Washington counties, the brand-new Northeast Washington Insider app is a wayfinding tool that provides a map of ...

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Lake People: Jacob Rothrock, NIC’s “Lake Guy”

Peaceful evening paddle, with life jackets, near Tubbs Hill in Coeur d'Alene. Photo: Shallan Knowles

“Everything I’ve done as a job since leaving high school has been water-related,” says Jacob Rothrock, North Idaho College’s Outdoor Pursuits program coordinator. Rothrock grew up in North Carolina and attended the state university in Raleigh before moving to Colorado ...

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Lake People: Dusty Klink & Life on the Lake at Klink’s Resort

Photo courtesy of Klick's Resort.

Dusty Klink was only 7 years old when he and his family moved to Williams Lake from Woodinville, Wash. His parents, Jerry and Sandy Klink, wanted a change of lifestyle, and through a lucky set of circumstances, in 1989, the ...

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Try Different Paddle Sports at Paddle, Splash, and Play (August 5, 2017)

This free, family event designed to introduce human-powered paddling sports to children and youth takes place at Riverside State Park’s Nine Mile Recreation Area on Lake Spokane (Long Lake). Families can try all types of paddle craft completely free, including ...

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