October 2014 Club Meeting
Flying Pie Pizza 7804 SE Stark Street Portland, OR 97215 Google Map
Website: Flying Pie Pizza
Rafting on the Colorado River through The Grand Canyon
Ben Nieves is a Portland based videographer who's been at it for almost 35 years, but he's been on the water even longer. He started rafting with some buddies in the Air Force on a bucket boat towing an inner tube full of beer down the Missouri river in Nebraska. He jumped into a better (rental) craft on the Deschutes in the 1980s.
After flipping a canoe and swimming through Pipeline Rapid on the Sandy, he built his own wooden drift boat that he ran on Oregon rivers for 24 years. He traded that in for a cat a little while ago and has graduated to bigger water like the Snake, Salmon, and Colorado. He lives with his wife Jan in Laurelhurst and they boat every chance they get.