On the first day, we will meet at 9am at our office in Maupin, Oregon. This is also the ending location for the trip, so plan to park your car here for the duration of the trip. While at the office, we’ll provide a brief trip orientation and you’ll pack your personal gear into dry bags. Then we will load up the van and ride to the launch site.
At the launch site, we will cover river safety and paddling techniques. Our transition to the water will allow adequate time to practice eddy turns, paddling, and even try surfing river waves. After lunch, we will navigate a variety of fun whitewater, where you can practice your new SUP skills. Once at our evening campsite, you can relax, eat healthy food and enjoy your favorite beverage while taking in the amazing river scenery.
On Day 2, after coffee and a scrumptious breakfast, we will head out onto the river for nearly 20 miles of endless opportunities to practice your SUP skills. As we travel into roadless areas of the river canyon, we will likely have the company of big-horned sheep, jumping trout and soaring ospreys.
We’ll enjoy a riverside lunch and review the morning highlights before spending the afternoon paddling fun and adventurous rapids. Once we reach camp, you can rest at camp, eat a healthy meal, and enjoy a final, quiet night sleeping along the river. There will be plenty of time to relax or even try your luck fishing.
The third and final day will start out with a delicious breakfast and more rapids that will allow you to put your whitewater SUP skills to the test! The grand finale of this trip is the final eight miles of this action-packed river run, which features many consecutive rapids.
Lunch will be served en route to the take out where your cars will be waiting for you as we wrap up our trip by 4 pm. This will truly be an experience that you will be sharing with others for some time to come!