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Oregon Whitewater Association Trip Reports and River Safety

May
06
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Submitted by Marla Craft As new members of OWA, my husband Scott (his birthday) and I signed up for boating 101.  He was hopi…
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Apr
22
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River Safety Training Submitted by Johnny Besancon Anyone from Oregon will agree that April is the perfect time of year for a…
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Mar
28
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The perfect maiden voyage with OWA… Pre-Trip: The spring break trip started out a day early. I emailed asking if anyone wan…
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Mar
12
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Those that boat with me often know that I try to do a yearly Wilson river float ever since my first run on the 2013 OWA trip. In…
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Feb
17
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Ok, I flipped my raft. Let’s get that out of the way right up front. I’ll talk more about that later but suffice to say at this …
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Mar
19
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There you are! You have run the rapid successfully, and are sitting in an eddy at the bottom, feeling relieved and happy to hav…
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Feb
17
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The annual OWA Rogue Trip was getting ready to roll in early February with a launch date of February 15. The trip was supposedl…
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Jan
01
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OWA’s annual New Year’s Day Paddle could not have asked for a more beautiful start to 2014. In spite of unusually low water leve…
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Nov
11
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We couldn’t have had better weather this time of year! Absolutely gorgeous! Highs in the mid 50’s and lows couldn’t have gotten …
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Sep
27
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As if being awakened from a beautiful dream reality… the end of summer came with plenty of warning.... a perpetual and steady d…
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Sep
13
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Trip Report (Of sorts): Colorado Flood Response September 13th, 2013 I suppose when the phone rang just after midnight on Fr…
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Sep
02
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It all started with an email from J. Hollywood (OWA Membership Director) in late July. “It’s time to take it International”. Let…
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Aug
18
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River trips mean many different things to most of us, and even people on the same trip can take vastly different things away fro…
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Jun
26
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We are proud to be home from the first commercial trip down the Chetco River in over a decade. Before the Biscuit Fire in 2002 A…
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Jun
14
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Eighteen women launched from Buck Hollow on June 14 with seven cat boats, two rafts, five inflatable kayaks and one hard shell k…
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