National Geographic Lauds Lewistonby David Parker
Idaho Statesman, August 16, 2007
Thanks to its cheap housing and proximity to Hells Canyon and the Salmon River, Lewiston made National Geographic Adventure magazine's list of the top 50 adventure towns in the United States for 2007.
"The mile-high walls of Hell's Canyon - North America's deepest gorge - put Lewiston on the paddling map. Salmon River, though, is the real prize: The 56-mile Class III stretch is the longest run without dams in the continental U.S.," the magazine says in its September issue, which hit newsstands this week.
Although many will argue about what exactly is the deepest gorge in North America and the "longest run without dams" comment, it's pretty cool that the mag is recognizing Lewiston.
Quibbling aside, the list was broken into "wilderness," "waterfront," "mountain," and "small" towns and "adventure cities."
No other cities in Idaho were on the list. Other cities in the Northwest that made the list were Wenatchee, Wash., and Hood River, Ore., both as top "mountain towns."
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