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Kim Russell (previously Becker)'s Blog – March 2010 Archive (4)

Middle Owyhee Self-Support

Owyhee River Canyon

"You better have your s**t together," the words of a gas station attendant before we began our drive down the maze of dirt roads into the Owyhee River Canyon.

We had already driven seven hours, leaving Hood River, Oregon at about 9:30 am, and were ready to be at the river. After another hour and a half or so, we had reached the put-in, where we would camp and prep for the river the next day.… Continue

Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 31, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

2010 Upper Wind River Festival


Short Boat Mass Start (Photo by: Oregon Rafting Team

This past weekend, the 3rd Annual Upper Wind River Festival took place near Carson, Washington on the Upper Wind River, a scenic class IV section of boulder gardens and ledges from Stabler to High Bridge.

http://www.oregonkayaking.net/riverframe.html (Upper Wind IV+)

Saturday's events included a R2 Raft races… Continue

Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 27, 2010 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

Lake Creek, Oregon

March means most rivers in the Willamette Valley are done for in regards to rain, and we have to wait on snow-melt for water. This past weekend, however, we got an unexpected dump which brought the infamous Lake Creek up over 3 ft overnight. It is rare that this river is in past February, so a huge group of us rallied from Eugene to some of the best play features in Oregon.


Kim… Continue

Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 15, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Redsides in February!

As we all know, the Northwest is in need of some serious rain. Things are not looking to good for spring runoff.

On the flip side, however, we are fortunate to have so little water that some of the Eugene's summertime play features have come in. This last weekend, Jesse and I made it out to the famous "Redsides," a wave home to the 99' West Coast Team Trials many years… Continue

Added by Kim Russell (previously Becker) on March 5, 2010 at 2:27pm — 3 Comments

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