2012 Tieton River, Class III+
Sep 14th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tieton River - Rimrock, WA
Date: September 14-16, 2012
River: Tieton River, Class III+
Our Joint TIETON river trip with WRRR (Washington Recreation River Runners) in on the weekend of SEPT 14-16th. The style of this river experience is to show up, meet great folks and put-in with the crowds. OWA members can share the free BLM camping area with our WRRR friends or find your own spot....it's all open Forest Service camping with no amenities. OWA is contributing to the cost of port-a-potties and a hand washing station located in the WRRR area. The Tieton river can be run all 4 weekends in SEPT.
The Tieton is a class III+ run with continuous gradient, lots of fun rapids, few eddies, and a runnable dam. It is a favorite end of summer run for many boaters. The combination of great camping and fun whitewater is not to be missed, and since boaters flock to the Tieton from all directions, it’s a great place to catch up with old friends. There will be WRRR Board led trips leaving from the WRRR camp spot on river right Friday through Sunday. Camping: Club members and friends camp for free on the Forest Service land in the same spot WRRR has been invading for several years, just downstream of Blue Sky outfitters.
WRRR/OWA will provide a clean portable toilet but there are no other amenities except what you bring and some trees, rocks, dust and a swift river. Bring a chair, and a musical instrument if you play, for the evening camp circle. If campfires are banned we will make a circle of heaters, bring them if you have them. For those who would like a little more privacy, there are some USFS fee campgrounds along the river that have running water, are more suited for large RVs or low clearance vehicles, and they are a little less dusty. Please note that the campground is usually crowded and noisy. Filled with old friends and new. That is what makes this a fun event. We encourage fun and unamplified music but we also encourage respect for our fellow boaters. The quietest campsites are those away from the fire circle and toilets.
Food: The WRRR-OWA weekend has a potluck dinner planned for Saturday night. There are no other planned club meals so bring your own food and/or join up with other campers for meals.
If the fire danger is high open fires will be banned, check with the Forest Service if charcoal BBQs are allowed. There is a restaurant in Rimrock Retreat and one up on Rimrock Lake.