18 Nov 2017

Illinois River – November 18-19, 2017

We launched around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and pushed down to South Bend. Got there around 2:30 p.m. and decided to call it quits for the day. The next morning we were off around 9:30 a.m. Stopped at Waterfall Camp for a break and got to Oak Flat around 3:00

26 Feb 2017

Steamboat Creek, North Umpqua – February 26, 2017

Through a misunderstanding of which section of Steamboat Creek to run, Glen Finch, Willie Long, and T.J. Eilers ran the lower section. If you look at other rafting forums it will go in to why it is a horrible run. I will say if you are looking for non-stop action

03 Feb 2017

Jackson Creek, South Umpqua – February 3, 2017

Jackson Creek is a tributary to the South Umpqua and offers a fun and logistically-friendly day adventure. There is no gauge on Jackson Creek, so use the Tiller gauge. On this trip, the water was on its way up and this was certainly a minimum flow for a raft. There

26 Nov 2016

Illinois River – November 26-27, 2016

Saturday night, November 26, 2016: Things had seriously gone wrong. We were in a bad spot. Soaked in my drysuit, I was standing on a narrow ledge, holding a piece of cold soggy fried chicken. It was dark, and a colder rain had started to fall. I was hoping for

20 Nov 2016

Box Canyon Creek, Chetco River – November 20 – 23, 2016

Box Canyon Creek (into the Chetco). High water, ropes and helicopters, oh my! The Kalmiopsis Wilderness is vast, rugged and steep. I am always grateful to get a chance to visit her again. I had been wanting to do the Chetco, and heard of an alternative. This spring, a group

Bottom of Green Wall on the Illinois River in Southern Oregon.
12 Nov 2016

Illinois River – November 12-13, 2016

From a photography perspective this was about the most perfect trip you could have on the Illinois. It had not rained in roughly a week and the water was crystal clear. The sun came out multiple times throughout the trip. The flow was on the low side but with how

Deer Creek is a large tributary to the Illinois River.
11 Nov 2016

Deer Creek, Illinois River – November 11, 2016

Deer Creek is a large tributary to the Illinois River that flows through the town of Selma, Oregon. It is accessible off of Hogue Drive in Selma. Running Deer Creek into the Illinois is a nice alternative to launching from Eight Dollar Bridge (on the Illinois), as the run from

30 Oct 2016

Butte Fork, Applegate – October 30, 2016

Video from Aaron Babcock: The Butte Fork of the Applegate is a tributary to the Upper Applegate in way Northern California. It’s within the Red Butte Wilderness Area and requires a short downhill hike to access the creek. The take-out is at the confluence with the Upper Applegate, which has a

10 Apr 2016

Scott River – April 10, 2016

Northern California’s Scott River has had a rough couple years. Two years of brutal drought was finally obliterated by snow-capped mountains in 2016. Flows bumped up to 2400 CFS for the day. Overall a great flow and some cheats develop that make things a bit easier. At White House you

19 Mar 2016

Upper Klamath – March 19, 2016

Three laps from Frain Ranch to Stateline. These photos are of Caldera on the third lap through. Kayaks: Jared Sandeen, Mike Goglin, Craig Blackard, and Dustin Knapp Raft: Thorn Lyons, Tyler Pohle, Will Volpert