Friday, October 22 2021

While running shuttle, we ran into another group at the take-out. Zach of River Hardware, Will, and Michael B agreed to do a second run with us which was great.

The Upper Wind starts off pretty mellow until Initiation, a long class IV. Initiation goes right into Rams Horn, a short drop with a big hole at the bottom. For the next few bends there are numerous class III and IV moves and a rapid called “Balls to the Wall” which, on this day, was a center line with little consequence other than getting stuck.

Here are some photos, all courtesy of Zach Collier, owner of River Hardware:

Balls-to-the-Wall

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climax

Getting-through-Rams-Horn

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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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