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A Big Thank You for a Wonderful Season

/ Sunday, August 9, 2015

This summer has been simply amazing. We've enjoyed getting to know each of you and your families while sitting around the campfire, leaping off of rocks, hiking to mountain viewpoints, celebrating great lines through big rapids, and more! Thank you for spending your vacation with us. A special thank you to our partners on the Rogue River. We appreciate our friends at Galice Resort, Morrison's Rogue River Lodge, Lori & JR at Sundance Kayak School, and the the BLM. Thank you to our friends at American...

Help Protect Rough and Ready Creek

/ Monday, July 13, 2015

The red hills and roadless area that spill beyond the borders of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and form the headwaters of Rough and Ready Creek, Baldface Creek, and Hunter Creek, are a part of one the most ecologically diverse landscapes on the West Coast. The area is host to many rare and endemic plant species that are found nowhere else, in addition to being an important source of clean water that supports salmon runs and communities downstream. In order to protect those outstanding values while longer lasting...

Low Water Considerations for the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

/ Friday, July 3, 2015

Here is some general advice about running low water trips (below 2.2 feet) on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Strongly consider flying all of your people and equipment into Indian Creek to avoid the most difficult sections at low water. If you do launch from Boundary Creek pack light and fly as much gear as possible into Indian Creek. I recommend Gem Air. Deflate your tubes. Then deflate them some more. If you're getting stuck often then deflate them even more. Avoid boat pile...

Protection of the Historic Rogue River

/ Thursday, July 2, 2015

This week, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a new bill that would protect more than 200,000 acres throughout Oregon, primarily along the coast and in the southwest corner of the state. Named the Oregon Wildlands Act, it would include adding more than 56,000 acres to the Wild Rogue Wilderness. Currently, this wilderness area comprises the 38,400 acres surrounding the “Wild and Scenic” stretch of the Rogue River. The Wild Rogue Wilderness was established in 1978 to protect the watershed. Currently, the land surrounding...