b"North CentralThe PalouseMoscow, Pullman, Nez Perce, LewistonRollin' Hills and a Rollickin River! Whitewater Rafting - Jet Boating via the Palouse and MoscowBeforewhitesettlement,theeducation, the real pursuit to a heavenlyboatsarealsoaccessibleforthose NezPerceandPalousetribeswhoexperience is the nearby recreation areawishing to experience Hells Canyon winteredalongtheClearwaterandknown as Hells Canyon. and the Snake River.Snake Rivers, came in the spring andHells Canyons claim to fame is beingAlthoughuncommononmost summer to dig camas and kous roots,thedeepestrivergorge(amilebelowwildandscenicrivers,powerboats fish,hunt,andpickhuckleberries.Oregons west rim, and 8,000 feet belowhave been used on the Snake River The Greater Nez Perce Trail traversedsnowcappedHeDevilPeakofIdahosin Hells Canyon National Recreation thecountyfromsouthtonorth,SevenDevilsMountains)intheUnited ending at Spokane Falls which was aStates. That makes it about 2,000 feet meeting and trading center for manydeeperthanArizonasGrandCanyon, northwest tribes.coming in a hot second is Idahos SalmonAREA INFO:ThePalousestretchesthroughRiver Gorge, where the granite walls rise EasternWashingtonandskims7,000 feet above the valley floor but itsMoscow Chamber of Commerceover the state line to Idaho. Fertiletheclass3and4rapidsontheSnakeP.O Box 8936hillsmesmerizeyouwiththeirRiver that draw the crowds. Moscow, ID 83843gracefulcurvesandjustbegtobeDrivingtoLewiston(fromCoeur(208) 882-1800photographed.dAlenetakesabout2hoursand20www.moscowchamber.comJust around a bend of the Palouse,minutes;fromMoscowabout40 Moscow Mountain nestles the town ofminutes) this gateway town will help youLewiston Chamber of CommerceMoscow. Home to University of Idahoreach your aquatic adventure.111 Main St. #120(Washington State University sits rightExperiencedguideswillsharetheLewiston, Idaho 83501acrossthestateborderinPullman,history and geological phenomenon of(208) 743-3531WA),Moscowhasthelook,energy,the area, pointing out rock art and wildlifewww.lewistonchamber.organd amenities that one expects and(in the water and along the shores)all appreciates of a small college town.while navigating you down some highPalouse Ranger DistrictIts funky art galleries and cafes are aswater fun. Potlatch Ranger Stationlaid-back and organic as their naturalWant to brag to your friends that you1700 Highway 6surroundings. Mens Journal named ittackled whitewater, or better yet, showPotlatch, ID 83855one of the nations five best places tooff photos of yourself paddling perilous- (208) 875-1131liveamongcollegetowns.Outsidelooking rapids that are sure to increaseMagazine called it a great universitytheir admiration?Be ages 7 through 70ClearwaterNational Foresttohitthebooksandbackcountry.plus, whitewater rafting the Snake River12730 Highway 12 Outdoor pursuits are just a short hike,or taking a jet boat is the ultimate joyOrofino, ID 83855 bike ride, ski slope, and river away.ride. 208.476.4541 ForthosenotseekinghigherAlong with rafting, jet boats and fishing HIGHLIGHTS:LOCAL FACTS. Hells CanyonLatah County Population: 40,134Nez Perce County: 40,408 National Recreation AreaWallowa-Whitman National ForestLatah County has the distinction of being the only county in the United States created1550 Dewey Aveby an Act of Congress. In 1887, Idaho's delegate in Congress introduced a bill for theBaker City, OR 97814creation of Latah County, designating the boundaries and county seat as they are today.541.523.6391The bill passed Congress and president Grover Cleveland approved it in 1888.38 Majestic North Idaho|www.northidaho.org"