In mid to late August we ran two trips on Southern Oregon’s Rogue River. We’ve long touted this as a great introduction to multi-day river trips and it didn’t disappoint. Looking back through the photos I am reminded of the incredible weather we had with clear, blue sunny skies. It is so typical of the Rogue that time of year.
We had a lot of Rogue veterans return for the first trip, proving that this river has something for everyone. We got to reconnect with Doug H. and his two, now adult, boys Trevor and Brett- what a solid paddling family. Our long time friend Steve F., another solid class IV boater (who we’re used to seeing in Ecuador) used it as a chance to forget about work and spend some much overdue time in his kayak. Sheri M., Hubby Bill H. and Sherri’s son Marc and his wife Angela used the trip as their summertime, family get-together.
Howard D. was there with his young son Johnathan. Don’t show him the guide book, he’ll memorize it and give you the blow by blow on rapids. Lynne A. and Lynne V. came from Texas, mixing things up with hardshell and inflatable kayak skills. Bird L., on the fast track, pulled off a highly successful trip with a grand total of 7 river-days under her belt (don’t try this at home)- that’s just not fair! She’s been picking up some good skills from partner Mark, a verteran kayaker. Mary K. and Richard brought a boat-load of good, positive energy. Doug S. used the river as a stepping stone to further his whitewater paddling before heading back to Hawaii.
A big treat for us was having our godson Hayden S. join us on the river- all the way from North Carolina. Zeroing in on his last year at high school we knew it would be hard to get this opportunity with him again. Rogue River Journeys provided a stellar crew with their usual first-class support and great food. A special thanks to J.R., our third kayak guide. His knowledge of the Rogue and smooth style were greatly appreciated.
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