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Oregon Whitewater Association Trip Reports and River Safety

Jun
18
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The boat ramp at Buck Hollow was a buzz with activity bright and early on the morning of June 18, 2010. Twelve women were assemb…
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Jun
17
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Because there are no dams on the John Day River, the flow can vary greatly. After weeks of looking like we were going to have a…
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May
19
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We had seven boats (6 cats and one raft; no passengers). The weather was great. No rain, partly sunny and some good views of M…
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May
07
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Back for the umpteenth time is our early-season, supposed-to-be-highflow 90-mile run from Minam to Heller’s Bar. Despite lower t…
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May
01
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The guide books recommend flows of 1,000 to 5,000 cfs. Our dates were locked in 6 months in advance, so we felt lucky to have e…
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Apr
16
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Sunburns, bloated stomachs and 25 boats on the river say it all – the first lower-North Umpqua OWA/NWRA outing was a huge succes…
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Apr
10
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The annual Tax Relief Float was held on Saturday, April 10th at our usual venue, the float between Harpham Flat and Sandy Beach …
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Mar
19
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Very minimal river traffic, only one afternoon of wind and a small sprinkle of rain Sunday morning contributed to a perfect rive…
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Feb
13
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We did it again – another successful President’s Day float down the Rogue River. We had nine kayakers, 25 rafters and one brave …
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Nov
21
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On October 24th five rafts, three kayaks, three IKs and twenty-two members of the OWA floated the North Santiam River from Packs…
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Nov
07
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In all, twenty four hearty souls shoved off from the Graves Creek boat ramp on an overcast Saturday morning in early November. A…
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Sep
05
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In total, nineteen people shoved off from the boat ramp at Trout Creek on the Deschutes River on the Saturday morning of Labor D…
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Jul
01
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So how does one have the best river trip ever? It starts out with having well-organized and experienced trip leaders. Carol Beat…
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Jun
12
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The John Day River from Service Creek to Clarno is one of the best floats for kids there is in our area; and that’s exactly what…
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May
08
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Usually, the flow is between 4,000-8,000 when we’ve done this trip in the past. Overall, there was great benefit to the high fl…
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