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Oregon Whitewater Association Trip Reports and River Safety

May
27
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It is 440 miles from Portland to Three Rivers Resort in Lowell Idaho at the confluence of the Lochsa and the Selway Rivers. Tha…
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Apr
27
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I’ve been rafting on and off since the 1970‘s but I’ve never flipped an inflatable or had to swim (canoes and sailboats are anothe…
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Apr
13
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“It looks like it’s burning off” was the catchphrase for the weekend. Despite the mild Siberian weather, (Ever had a Ham, Cheese…
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Apr
06
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On the weekend of April 6th and 7th , thanks in no small part to Cat Loke, a large group of hearty souls set out to learn a bit …
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Mar
23
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Saturday, March 23, 45 boaters on 13 cats, 9 rafts and two kayaks left Buckhollow for the annual OWA Lower Deschutes Spring Brea…
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Jan
01
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With temperatures below freezing and an east wind to make it even colder, OWA’s New Year’s Day Float got us whitewater enthusias…
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Oct
27
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On October 27th and 28th the Oregon Whitewater Association and eNRG Kayaking convened for the annual Swiftwater Rescue Workshop.…
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Sep
22
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The 2012 North Santiam float was a run in which all the right ingredients aligned perfectly. There were 30 of us in 14 rafts and…
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Sep
15
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My name is Tonya Zwahlen and I am a newbie to rafting. (Prior to this year, I rafted one time when I was 20 years old and that w…
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Aug
18
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On Saturday August 18, my husband Chris and I joined 24 people at the Hammer Creek put in on the Lower Salmon for a six-night, s…
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Jun
15
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I came off a three-day women’s trip on the Lower Deschutes River yesterday and experienced that feeling of satisfaction and acco…
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Jun
15
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On June 15th at 10:00 AM, 17 women with ten boats and one IK were geared and ready to push off from Buck Hollow for the 14th ann…
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Jun
01
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The 10th annual Umpqua Chapter campout on the N. Umpqua River was held the weekend of June 1, 2, 3 and the following is a “trip …
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May
29
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Summary: Great day overall, no portages, one scary surf at the dam, lots of tree hazards to avoid, but clean routes if you take…
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May
18
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Ric Buhr was a guide on the Rogue and other rivers for decades. This annual trip with friends and family continues after his pas…
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