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Low Water Considerations for the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

/ Thursday, July 2, 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


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...

The 2015 Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

/ Thursday, May 21, 2015

Well it was another great weekend at The 32nd Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival. The lower water brought new race strategies, new lines, and fierce competition. There was a little bit of rain, but that didn't keep people away from getting on the river and enjoying the weekend. SOTAR, AIRE, Maravia, and NRS had rafts for people to demo, while Dusty's River Logistics, ReRack, and Goodwater Boat Works were providing shuttles all day. A huge thanks to all of them for making it possible do make...

Rafting in Siberia: Akishma & Niman Rivers

/ Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The following is an adapted section from Rivers of an Unknown Land: A Whitewater Guide to the Former Soviet Union. The author Vladimir Gavrilov will be leading a trip to these rivers in July of 2016. Rating: Class III-IV (some IV+) Boating season: July?September Put in: Town of Sofiysk Take out: Town of Urgal Put in elevation: Approximately 1600m (5248ft) Trip length: 323km (200mi) Route time: 15?17 days Logistics: From Moscow to Khabarovsk by plane, to Sofiysk by plane or train and truck. From Urgal to...