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Reflecting on Rivers, 2017

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November typically signals the end to river floating season.  In the past, seeing November roll around was a bit depressing.  No more floating, fishing is pretty much over and the days are really short on daylight.  It seems nowadays there’s no shortage of things to get done in November, so it’s not all that depressing, but it still marks the end of river floating season.  And wow, was 2017 a season for floats. I feel very lucky to be able to live in a place that I can float 7 rivers in a year (some multiple times) all within a one day drive of the doorstep. So these are my thoughts reflecting back on a year of being lucky enough to float over 360 miles on 7 rivers in Oregon in 2017. Deschutes How amazing is it to have the Deschutes as your backyard river?  1.5 hours to the put in, […]

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Idaho 2017, Part 1

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With the end of fire season and cool weather in the forecast it was time to hit the road for a week off.  Off to the high country of Idaho.  Your vision of Idaho may be from I-84 passing through the southern part of the state.  If so you may equate Idaho with a weedy wasteland of dairy cows and junk cars.  And that is what is it.  Trust me.  Disregard the rest of this post and stay home. We were Stanley bound, but we decided to take a day getting there and made our way up into the Payette River country and stayed overnight on the way.  The river, mountains and forests were beautiful and call for a visit of their own.   We enjoyed an evening around the fire and were up the next day for the short drive the rest of the way to Stanley Lake. The […]

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From Summer to Fall, 2017

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Well, somehow summer has passed and here we are in fall.  There were fewer trips and more work days than I would have preferred.  It was a heck of a fire and smoke season in Oregon this year.  Oh and there was this eclipse thing. Even when we got back to fishing there was plenty of smoke and fire action to be had.