03 Nov 2015

Middle Fork and South Fork Smith – November 2, 2015

Despite low flows, the MF Smith Oregon Hole Gorge and the SF Smith gorge were “good to go kind of.” One portage on the South Fork, but other than that we successfully slammed into rocks and scraped our way downstream.

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09 Apr 2015

North Fork Smith – April 9, 2015

Zach Urness had been bugging me about getting back on the North Fork of the Smith. We had low flows but beautiful weather. The gauge above shows flows at Jed Smith, which are reported in CFS and Feet. This is a different gauge than the one Bearfoot Brad reports (which

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24 Mar 2015

Illinois River – March 22-24, 2015

Three days on the Illinois is hard to beat. Three of us met in Selma and headed to the river. The water was a bit low the first day but the rain started coming down and by day two we were floating on a healthy flow. Our first night we camped at

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07 Feb 2015

Rogue River, Wild & Scenic – February 7, 2015

On Saturday, February 7th, three of us pushed off from Almeda on the Rogue River and headed downstream. Four and a half hours later we were at Foster Bar. Here’s what I remember. Thank you to Roger Goth, Aaron Stone, and Erik Weiseth for providing great beta before we pushed

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Camping at Upper Tacoma on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River
02 Feb 2015

Rogue River – January 30 – February 1, 2015

Mike Dearing picked me up in Ashland and rowed me down the river. Aaron Lieberman and Roger Goth met us at Tyee on night one and then we camped at Upper Tacoma on night two. As if to hammer home the fact that Southern Oregon has missed out on winter,

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23 Nov 2014

Illinois River – November 23, 2014

This was supposed to be a two-day Illinois trip, but on Friday night it dumped rain and the water shot up and over 6,000 cfs. We woke up in the morning and decided to run the Green Bridge stretch of the Illinois to Six Mile Access. The miles went by

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30 Mar 2014

South Fork Umpqua – March 30, 2014

I hadn’t been on the South Umpqua before this trip so I’m not sure what a good flow would normally be. We had 3000 – 3500 at Tiller (it had been raining a fair amount) and that felt to be a medium+ flow. Put in at South Umpqua Falls, which

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08 Mar 2014

Illinois River – March 8-9, 2014

We talked a few Idaho friends (Tony, Andrew, and Josh) into making the trip out, promised it would be worth it… and the water showed up with them. We had great flows for a two-day Illinois trip. Mid-2000s the first day, heavy rain in the afternoon and night, and high

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15 Nov 2013

Takelma Gorge, North Fork Rogue – November 15, 2013

On this trip we had five rafts. Flow was low. I think you take the above gauge and divide in half for actual flow. If someone knows better please let me know in the comment section below. The crux at this flow was the second drop of the the first

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02 Sep 2013

N.F. Rogue (Mill Creek) – September 2, 2013

The Mill Creek stretch of the North Fork of the Rogue River is a spectacular stretch of water. It is a short run, however, and so on this particular day we did two laps. If you catch this stretch during a recreational release there is a shuttle vehicle organized by

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