Friday, October 22 2021

smith-flow

A cool but dry winter day on the North Fork of the Smith began at 9:00 a.m. in Gasquet, California. Flow was lowish but the clear skies and sun made for an enjoyable day. We were off the river and back on the road around 4:30 p.m. The group consisted mainly of Eureka / Arcata folks. Gabe Howe (Siskiyou Mountain Club) and I traveled from Ashland and shared a boat with John Bartosz. Another fun day on the NF.

Group photo at the NF Smith put-in. Photo courtesy of Mark Barsonti.
Group photo at the NF Smith put-in. Photo courtesy of Mark Barsonti.
Mark Barsonti and crew entering Scout Rapid on the North Fork Smith
Mark Barsonti and crew entering Scout Rapid on the North Fork Smith
Mark Lindley and Steve  at the bottom of Scout Rapid on the North Fork Smith.
Mark Lindley and Steve at the bottom of Scout Rapid on the North Fork Smith.
Eddied out on the North Fork of the Smith River, California.
Eddied out on the North Fork of the Smith River, California.
Mark Lindley towards the bottom of Double-Double Rapid.
Mark Lindley at the bottom of Double-Double Rapid.
Bill Thorpe and crew running Double-Double on the NF Smith River.
Bill Thorpe and crew running Double-Double on the NF Smith River.
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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.

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