October 2014 Club Meeting

October 2014 Club Meeting

Oct 08th 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Flying Pie Pizza     7804 SE Stark Street Portland, OR 97215      Google Map

Website:       Flying Pie Pizza

Schedule:   6:00 – 6:30       Social Time                  Pizza/Salad Delivered @ 6:15
                     6:30 – 6:45       Upcoming Trips            Pizza Delivered @ 6:30
                     6:45 – 7:15       Club Business               Pizza Delivered @ 6:45
                     7:15 – 8:15       Presentation
                     8:15 – 8:30       Clean-up

Speaker:      Ben Nieves

Topic:          Rafting On the Colorado River

Topic Information          

Rafting on the Colorado River through The Grand Canyon

Speaker Information

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.