Boating 101 Skills Building

Boating 101 Skills Building

Packsaddle Park To Fisherman's Bend - Packsaddle County Park, Gates, OR 97346
A Saturday and Sunday 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 and 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 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 (raft, cat or IK).

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 5/5 and Saturday 5/6.  Boating will be Saturday 5/6 and Sunday 5/7.

 The link below only includes information to Mill City. From Mill City to Fisherman's Bend is class II.

http://www.americanwhitewater.org/content/River/detail/id/1552

safety(at)oregonwhitewater.org

 
Matt Saucy trip leader, sawdusty9(at)gmail.com
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