Beginner Boater Wknd
Santiam River-Packsaddle Park
A weekend to practice river running skills on a relatively easy river. Reading water, crossing currents, hitting eddies, discussions. This is not really a, "class," just a safe trip with a focus on practice basic boating skills in paddle rafts, IK's and light oar boats. Beginners and youngsters are welcome, also more experienced boaters who are willing to share their river knowledge and help the less experienced. A chance for all of us to get river ideas from other boaters and to try different styles of boating. You don't necessarily need to bring your own boat. This not an overnight trip on the river, multiple single day trips on the same sections, with the idea of getting familiar with the run so practicing is easier. There is camping nearby if you like. We can choose the easier or harder section, class 2 or class 2/3, depending on the water level and the people who come on the trip.
Please contact me beforehand for more detail and questions. Thanks, Matt