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North Santiam River in proximity of Mill City. Linn/Marion County.
Splashy Class 2+ paddle on a Friday afternoon. Helmets and either Drysuit or wetsuit required.
You will need a covid-safe shuttle plan. A shuttle within your own household is the best practice, it may involve driving more than one vehicle. Register for this paddle on the WKCC website to receive an email with details about the launch and takeout.
Expect Linn or Benton County OR
"Dave‘s Creek" is an experiment in posting paddles, without knowing the venue at this time. This time of year river levels and conditions change quickly. We will size up the skillset of the registrants, select a suitable venue for all, and send an e-mail with details the evening before the paddle. It will generally be class 1-2 moving water within 20 miles of the mid valley. We will keep the difficulty low to avoid immersions, dry suits are recommended this time of year as the water and air are cold. You will need a Covid safe shuttle plan. A shuttle within your own household is a best practice, it may involve driving more than 1 vehicle. By prior request we may have a couple of Tandem Canoe seats available pairing you with an experienced paddler. Register for this paddle on the WKCC website to help form the plan. (registration activates your club insurance)
class 2, eight miles and mostly wooded, masks and open
windows required during shuttle.
2 week fully-vaccinated club members only please. 7.5 miles class 1(1+). Soggy Sneakers 5 #94. Good beginner run but you will need proper insulation for the cold McKenzie (dress to swim in high 40s water), and the ability to maneuver around wood in fast current. We‘ll spend a lot of time on safety and basic skills building.
Register for trip to receive meetup details by email. Put-in and take-out are Lane County Parks -- parking pass required.
This is a short but scenic section of the McKenzie just above Leaburg Lake. One of the highlights is the Weeping Wall, see last paragraph of Soggy Sneakers run #92. We will also paddle past some of the burnt areas.
Forecast is in the 60s but the McKenzie is always cold, wear drysuit or wetsuit. Covid safe shuttle. Helfrich landing requires Lane County Parking Pass (get online).
Siletz - meet up details given in an email after people sign up
Solid class 2 run - class 2 skills required. 7 mile run. Low traffic road - good for bicycle shuttle. A few surf spots. Helmets, and dry suit or wet suit required.