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Oregon Whitewater Association Trip Reports and River Safety

May
11
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River Safety
It was the first really warm and sunny weekend in May and the trees and flowers were in full bloom in Dodge Park with the river …
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May
11
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Trip Report
On Friday, May 11 we launched at Minam for our 7th annual Grande Ronde float. The launch point is really on the Wallowa River ne…
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May
06
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The Hood is a rare treat for rafters. Access for our boats is a challenge, the river is flashy, and the flow window is tight if …
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May
01
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River Safety
Leading trips can be an OWA member’s most important and rewarding activity. Important because it is the heart and soul of the cl…
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Apr
20
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Trip Report
When my wife (Renee) and I arrived at Whistler’s Bend Park early Friday evening the festivities had already begun. For the seco…
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Mar
24
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We launched at Buck Hollow Sat. morning around 9-10 am. All went smooth with everyone helping each other to get boats unloaded …
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Feb
19
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River Safety
I had left Rogue River Ranch in a pod of six boats that were to travel through Mule Creek Canyon and Blossom Bar rapid together.…
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Feb
19
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River Safety
This is a narrative of the events from the boat team / Steve Kasper’s perspective. It is meant solely to describe my point of v…
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Feb
18
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Trip Report
The annual Presidents Day Rouge River Trip was nothing short of epic! It had action, adventure, daring rescues, parties, stunnin…
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Jan
28
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We couldn’t find Amundsen, Livingston, Cook, Armstrong, or Polo, so our avid exploration group had to settle for the likes of Gl…
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Jan
02
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“Want a rope?” I heard Mark shout from the bank as I pulled myself into the cockpit and leapt into the seat. I was upright but …
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Tags : , rescue, Class V

Jan
01
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All of the uncertainty of the week leading up the the New Years Day float were washed away when I saw the clear morning sky of…
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Nov
11
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Trip Report
By the time I took the online signup form down from the OWA website for this trip, 72 people had signed up and paid for the annu…
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Oct
15
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A couple of years ago I was conspiring with Dave Cross about doing a canoe trip on the John Day River. After some discussion he…
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Tags : , John Day River, Canoe

Oct
01
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The temperatures were in the high 60s/low 70s and during the whole run it rained lightly for only about ten minutes. The river …
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Tags : , Santiam River

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