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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...

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...