Put on by the die-hard water rats at Mountain Home Canoe Club, the Rooster Rock Race returns to the Columbia River Gorge on June 29th. The 10.5 miles long course–a full circle back to the start–boasts tricky curves, rowdy swells, and the cheers of grandmas and girlfriends alike! Much of the course can be seen from the bank, but bring your binoculars in case it's a grey day.
The friendlies at Mountain Home Canoe Club:
It's a bring-your-own canoe event, but if you don't have your own, no worries - the great folks at Mountain Home Canoe Club (MHCC) have you covered. Simply give 'em a call and ask to be put on their waiting list. They'll lend you a canoe if you can't find your own, and they'll be happy to do it as long as you kick them some cash for gas and loading and unloading. Please do whatever you can to bring your own canoes, though!
We are pleased to host the Leave No Trace Travelling Trainers for a workshop and discussion. Join us and learn more about minimal impact camping and hiking techniques. You’ll learn about the 7 Principles and how to use them on all of your adventures. We will also cover the history of Leave No Trace and its impact on the environment.
When: June 1st, 2013
Where: Sellwood Water Front Park
Kick off your summer with a day on the water with Next Adventure. Join us on June 1st for our 3rd annual Summer Splash on-water kayak demo day on the Willamette River at Sellwood River Front Park. We’re excited to have a large selection of over 75 kayaks from leading paddle sports manufacturers. There will be on site demos of the latest and greatest gear to get you out on the water having fun. If you've been thinking about buying a kayak, this is a great time to try before you buy. Not to mention, we'll have great deals that you can buy on the spot!
The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival was first held in 1984 by an informal group of rafters calling them selves the "Oregon River Rats." Planned by Russ Snively and friends with the support of volunteers from the Northwest Rafters Association, the "River Rats" were determined to challenge each other to a contest of skill running a race through the Carter Falls section of the Upper Clackamas River east of Estacada, Oregon.
It's a weekend of fun, exciting, and safe whitewater activities. The upcoming festival marks the 30th anniversary of this great tribal gathering.
Please fill out the form below. Bidding will be open until 4:00 P.M PST on March 8th, 2011. The winner of each package will also be announced on March 8th, at 7:00 PM at the Next Adventure Paddle Sports Center.
I've taken the Recon 83 out three or four times, and I'm looking forward to taking it out many more. To do this review I'm using my experience and the feedback I got from four of my friends who also demoed the boat.
The 12th annual PDX Kayaker Film Festival - November 16th from 7-12 PM at the Melody Ballroom. As always, Next Adventure is sponsoring this showcase of locally-produced whitewater videos. It's a free event with a huge raffle to benefit American Whitewater! There will be plenty of cheap beer, great whitewater footage, and good times. It's also a great place to meet whitewater enthusiasts from the Northwest and find new paddling partners. This year's festival will be located at the Melody Ballroom at 615 SE Alder in Portland and all ages are welcome.