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Fix Your Coordinates: Rafting Southern Oregon and Northern California

By Amelia Templeton (OPB)
July 18, 2011 5:01 a.m.

Where to go:

  • The Rogue or the Lower Klamath rivers are ideal for a scenic, family-friendly adventure.

  • The Upper Klamath River is best for a wild day trip with class IV and IV+ rapids.

  • The Scott and Salmon rivers, both in northernmost California, are for experienced paddlers looking for class V whitewater, waterfalls, and stunning scenery. (These are generally spring trips).

  • The Owyhee River, for solitude, a dramatic canyon, and a week long adventure.

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Guides: Necessary unless you are a very experienced paddler. Momentum River Expeditions, Noah's River Adventures, Kokopelli River Guides.

What to bring: sturdy shoes, waterproof camera, sunblock, swimsuit, paddle jacket or quick drying windbreaker.

THANKS TO OUR SPONSOR:
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