2020 Boating Skills 101 - North Santiam River
Packsaddle Park, Boat Launch North Santiam - Fisherman's Bend
Two days to practice river running skills on a relatively easy river. Reading water, crossing currents, hitting eddies, discussions. This is not really a "class", just a safe trip with a focus on practice basic boating skills in paddle rafts, IK's and light oar boats. Beginners and youngsters are welcome, also more experienced boaters who are willing to share their river knowledge to help the less experienced. A chance for all of us to get river ideas from other boaters and to try different styles of boating. You don't necessarily need to bring your own boat. This is not an overnight trip on the river, multiple single day trips on the same sections, with the idea of getting familiar with the run so practicing is easier.
Please email me and let me know if you plan on attending, how many are in your group and what type of craft you're bringing.
Location: North Santiam - Packsaddle, Fisherman's Bend
Group Site 05 at Fishermen's Bend Campground which has a group shelter and tent sites and will accommodate up to 110 people and up to 40 vehicles.
The site is booked for Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd. Boating will be on Saturday 5/2 and Sunday 5/3