Mellow flows, great weather… makes for a relaxing Illinois trip. Stayed at South Bend for the night.
Flows looked great for this trip until the day before our launch. The storm we were counting on to bump up flows was pushed back and instead of a rainy day we were left looking up to semi-clear skies with not a drop of rain. Nevertheless, we remained optimistic and
A hungover, cold, and fun day on the NF Rogue. Ran from Natural Bridge through Takelma Gorge.
Fun flows on the Illinois coupled with great weather made for a stellar trip. Camped at Collier Creek.
Photos courtesy of Garret Smith Photography. The entire time frame of an adventure can be broken into bits and pieces and, in particular, dots that mark significant turning points. There is always a first dot, the starting point, and a final dot, which marks the end of your journey. Each
Sunshine and mellow flows on the Illinois. Two day trip. Camped at Pine Flat.
No one in our group had run this stretch before and we lucked out with flows and road conditions. I had heard that the road is often snowed in when flows are good, so maybe we lucked out. I’m not sure and haven’t been back, but the Lower McCloud (McCloud
Ran the Upper Applegate and then headed over the Carberry Creek. Matt, Skip, and I were in a 10′ Avon raft. Neil Nikirk joined us with his little cat.
Easter Sunday on the Upper Applegate and then Carberry Creek. Here’s the Upper Applegate with my brothers Matt and Skip:
Box Canyon of the Sacramento is a fun run and a quick drive from Ashland, Oregon. We met up with some friends from California (Neil Nikirk and Lacey Anderson + some of their friends) and had a great time on the water. We took out at Sweetbriar, which was new