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Ride the Lake Pend Oreille Water Shuttle from Bayview

Photo of captain Wes Jones by Joel Riner.

Since the 1860s, boats have been delivering mail to residents who live in rural areas on Lake Pend Oreille. The steamer Mary Moody was the first official mail carrier; today, the mail is delivered six days a week by Wes ...

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5 Sweet Swimming Beaches

  Seeking a nice beach for lounging and bookreading? A swimming area for your young children to wade and a sandy or rocky beach for digging? Load up the kids’ PFDs, floaties and beach toys for a visit to these favorite local beaches. City Beach at Lake Pend Oreille – Sandpoint, Idaho Conveniently located in the ...

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SUP Rents

Photo of paddle boarder courtesy of SUP Rents.

A few years back, Scott Allen was on a family vacation in San Diego, California, with plans to do some stand up paddleboarding on Mission Bay. The experience he had on that vacation left him unsatisfied with his board rental ...

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Fitness Training with Your Own DIY Multi-Sport Challenges

Photo of swimmer by Summer Hess.

The number of race options in the world is enough to excite and, in some cases, overwhelm athletes. There are road races, themed races like the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and Color Me Rad, charity races like Race for the ...

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The Coeur d’Alene Crossing (August 13)

Photo courtesy of the Coeur d'Alene Crossing.

Fellow open water swimmers, the Coeur d’Alene Crossing on August 13, is a gem of a race you will not want to miss. This is open water simmers’ only opportunity to swim all the way across this beautiful lake protected ...

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Is Our River Clean?

Photo of Latah Creek erosion pouring into the Spokane River by Jerry White Jr.

When I talk to folks about the river, I can always count on one question: Is the river clean? This can be tough to answer since clean is in the eye of the beholder and can be a point of ...

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An Invitation to Open Water Swimming

Calling all open water swimmers. We know you are out there. The ones who pull off I-90 for a dip at the Vantage boat ramp. The ones who hastily shed backpacks to plunge into glacial alpine lakes. There is no ...

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100 Fun Things to Do Outside this Summer

Photo by Rachel Becker.

June 4 is National Trails Day – go for a hike! Check out Indian Painted Rocks, a 6.8-mile round-trip loop trail within the Riverside State Park Little Spokane River Natural Area. wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/little-spokane-river. June is Great Outdoors Month and National Camping ...

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Flathead Swim Series (July 14-16, 2017)

Photo by Larry Luton.

The Flathead Lake Swim Series is in a class of its own. Launched in 2014 by marathon swimmer, Emily von Jentzen, this weekend-long event offers serious swimmers several race options to test their limits. Many compete in all four races: ...

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