03 Mar 2014

Chetco – February 28 – March 2, 2014

The Mission Complete the Chetco River located in Siskiyou National Forest and the Kalmiopsis Wilderness area in Oregon in a weekend. (Feb 28 – Mar 2) Accomplices John Wilburn – Grant Pass The Difficulties Beta, Hiking information, river levels, takeouts Put-in Logistics There are two ways that previous people have

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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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14 May 2013

Lochsa Falls – May 14, 2013

As the saying goes, “there’s more than one way to skin a cat,” the same can be said for running Lochsa Falls at high water. Twice in the last three years, the Lochsa has peaked just above 20K (9ft), making the run a good old hootenanny. This coming spring looks

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18 Mar 2013

Illinois River – March 16-17, 2013

Mellow flows, great weather… makes for a relaxing Illinois trip. Stayed at South Bend for the night.

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17 Nov 2012

Illinois River – November 17-18, 2012

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

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16 Apr 2012

Illinois River – April 14-15, 2012

Fun flows on the Illinois coupled with great weather made for a stellar trip. Camped at Collier Creek.

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30 May 2011

Fish Creek, North Umpqua – May 30, 2012

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

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20 May 2011

Illinois River – May 17-18, 2011

Sunshine and mellow flows on the Illinois. Two day trip. Camped at Pine Flat.

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09 May 2011

Lower McCloud – May 8, 2011

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

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