Friday, October 22 2021

flow

Skip was making the move from Bozeman to the Kern and was coming through Ashland. I was working on Thursday and busy on Saturday. But the Illinois was at a perfect flow and our friends were doing a two-day launching on Friday. What better time to try to squeeze in a one-day trip, right?

9:45 a.m. – push off from Miami Bar
11:15 – pass Pine Flat
12:30 – stop for a quick bite at South Bend
1:00 – scout Green Wall
2:00 – pass Collier Creek
3:55 – arrive at Oak Flat

Video from Skip’s boat of Green Wall and Little Green Wall:

Photos by Will Volpert:

York Creek
York Creek
Scouting the entrance to Green Wall
Scouting the entrance to Green Wall
Scouting Green Wall
Scouting Green Wall
Green Wall
Green Wall
Skip runs a rapid in the gorge
Another rapid in the gorge
Submarine Hole
Submarine Hole
Floating by Collier Creek
Floating by Collier Creek
Lower canyon scenery
Lower canyon scenery
Confluence of Silver Creek and the Illinois
Confluence of Silver Creek and the Illinois
Silver Creek entering the Illinois
Silver Creek entering the Illinois
Lower canyon scenery
Lower canyon scenery
Half mile upstream of Indigo Creek
Half mile upstream of Indigo Creek
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Will Volpert

I own and operate Indigo Creek Outfitters, an Ashland-based whitewater rafting company that runs trips on the Rogue and Klamath rivers. Shortly after I moved to Southern Oregon in 2004 I started exploring some of the nearby rivers and absolutely fell in love with the area.

5 comments

  1. Gorgeous, the river and canyon are as beautiful as I remember. What incredible weather. Thanks for sharing Will.

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