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Lower Deschutes River Trip Mar. 24 to 26, 2012  By Suzi Richards We launched at Buck Hollow Sat. morning around 9-10 am.  All went smooth with everyone helping each other to get boats unloaded quickly and cars moved.  Before we took off we had introductions and a safety talk.  We were off and on the river by 11:15.  We had only one class III and a few II’s be…

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Written by: Scott Ogren, Lead Rescuer Incident Date: Sunday, February 19, 2012 [Editor's Note - This article is one person's perspective on the incident and should be read in concunction with the perspective of the person needing the rescue and the trip report written by someone who was upstream of the incident.] People Involved: People on the boat: Steve Kasper, Linda Baker Rescue personne…

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Submitted by Steve Kasper [Editor's Note - This article is one person's perspective on the incident and should be read in concunction with the perspective of the person leading the rescue and the trip report written by someone who was upstream of the incident.] This is a narrative of the events from the boat team / Steve Kasper’s perspective.  It is meant solely to describe my point of view / th…

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Submitted by Jessie King [Editor's Note - This article is one person's perspective on the incident and should be read in concunction with the perspective of the person needing the rescue and the person leading the rescue at Blossom Bar.] The annual Presidents Day Rouge River Trip was nothing short of epic! It had action, adventure, daring rescues, parties, stunning vistas, excellent food, and wo…

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2012 Drift Creek

Jan 28, 2012

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DRIFT CREEK By Tom Riggs We couldn’t find Amundsen, Livingston, Cook, Armstrong, or Polo, so our avid exploration group had to settle for the likes of Glen Chapman, Richard Riggs, Brian Albers, Chip Sell, Bruce Ripley, Kyle Riggs, Kory Donahue, Brian Riggs, Roger Finger, Paul Morin, David Allen, Bob Hunt, Ryan Rose, me, and our faithful man-servant (shuttle driver) Adam Riggs.  This j…

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Photo Credits File Name Caption Photo Credit SFMerced_052309_1411_Superslide_Dave_039.JPG Dave “Madcatr” Nissen dropping into “Superslide”, South Fork Merced Will Conley SFMerced_052409_0917_Cali Tongue_Will_025.JPG The author buried in “Cali Tongue”, South Fork Merced Mark Cramer RubiconR_070…

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New Years Day Float 2012 Trip Submitted by Marnie-Anne Sell (new boater) 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 the first day of the year.  As a new boater I have to admit that I was a little nervous as I read the emailed updates in the days preceding the float; not enough water - too boney t…

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2011 Veterans Day Rogue River Trip November 11-13, 2011 Submitted by Scott Ogren 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 annual joint OWA/OKCC Veterans Day Rogue River float.  Wow.  That is an unbelievable number of people.  Our club has grown so much over the past few years and the fact that ther…

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The Learning Curve: The Many Ways To Go Down a River By Dave Graf 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 came right out and said that he would actually prefer to raft this river than canoe it.  When I asked why he said that on the raft you could float lazily down the river and actually enjoy the v…

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2011 Santiam River

Oct 01, 2011

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North Santiam Run Oct 1st, 2011 Submitted by Rick Hendon The temperatures were in the high 60s/low 70s and during the whole run it rained lightly for only about ten minutes.  The river was running at a vigorous 2900 cfs which meant that most of the bones were covered and the two or three named rapids were a little more interesting.  All in all a perfect day with no need for greasy sun…

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2011 Yakima River

Sep 10, 2011

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YAKIMA FLOAT TRIP September 10, 2011 Submitted by Vance Cordell  On September 10, 2011 at 10:30 AM ten people (Rick and Linda Hendon, Ron and Marilyn Gooderham, John and Jean Lee, Carl and Venus Harmon, Ken Thompson, Vance Cordell)  in three rafts, two catarafts and one inflatable kayak pushed off from Big Bend Campground on the Yakima River and floated approximately 13 miles down t…

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June 17 – June 20, 2011 Submitted by Scott Ogren Many of us schedule our river trips to minimize the time we need to take off work.  Often times, that means we pack as much river into as few of days as possible – and we hurry our way down stream so we can tell ourselves and our friends all that we did over the weekend.  I was on a trip last summer where we did just the oppo…

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Trip Report –June 2011 NWRA----OWA ---HORSESHOE BEND CAMPOUT by Walt Bammann  The 9th annual Umpqua Chapter campout was held on June 3, 4, 5 at the Deerflat Group area at the Horseshoe Bend Campground on the North Umpqua River.  The weatherman had promised warm and sunny weather (at least some weathermen promised) for the weekend after weeks of rain and cool weather.  Based…

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PELICAN PARADE LOWER SECTION OF THE OWYHEE Submitted by Cheryl Ford There is an urge to tell everyone the Owyhee is too far, too unpredictable and not worth the effort, because if word gets out what a phenomenal wilderness experience is found in the canyon, the remote canyons of the Owyhee will get as hammered as the Middle Fork. True, the 8 hr drive from Portland and the volatile river levels …

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OWA Float on the Grand Ronde May 13-15, 2001 Minam to Hellers Bar on the Snake, 90 miles 9 boats, 14 people, 2 dogs, 7 shuttled vehicles Flow: At put-in, 8,200 cfs.  At take out, approximately 13,000 cfs. The annual OWA Grand Ronde float launched on Friday the 13th under threat of deteriorating weather, but with excellent flows.  Due to our extensive public relations gambit, we had …

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