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Oregon Whitewater Association Trip Reports and River Safety

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Guide to the Gulkana River by Vance Cordell For those of you who may someday get a chance to visit Alaska and want to make a memorable float trip, the Gulkana River may be a good river of choice. Parts of the Gulkana River are classified as one of the country's "Wild and Scenic Rivers", and it is accessible by Alaska's limited road system. As you might expect, it is a beautiful river with gr…

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The Lower Salmon in Spring of 2001 by Ed Aristo Water started at 9,000 cfs and went to about 14,000. Perfect Level for the Lower Salmon. We launched on Thursday evening at 5PM, the wind picked up a mile down stream and we made it down to Woodruff Gulch, five miles. Set up camp with a nice windbreak and had dinner just before dark. Rained most of the night with a strong wind. Quit about 4 AM…

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2000 Metolius River

Oct 21, 2000

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Blast on the Metolius by Dave Summers Twenty OWA boaters got together over the weekend of October 21st to run the Metolius River on Saturday. We had a real colorful flotilla including 1 raft, 10 cats, 2 IK’s, 3 hardshell kayaks and a canoe. Having this many people turn out to do a club trip was amazing in light of the huge turnout last weekend on the Santiam run and pot luck. I’v…

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Salmonberry Seven

Mar 08, 1997

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I was going to run the Wilson river Saturday, March 8, 1997 but Scott Harvey called up and with great enthusiasm and fabrcation sold me on joining him on a trip down the Salmonberry river.  He had conned Bert Campbell, Charlie Escola, and kayaker Mark Yauney into running the river.  Since Scott hasn't cornered the market on how to make enemies, I invited Katharine Lykins and my brother R…

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