Originally Posted by slickhorn
... it's not the Selway where you might drift into something substantial. .
. . . unless you float past the Cottonwood Bridge at the end of the trip. I've heard that there is some kind of waterrfall between there and the mouth. I think it's called Tumwater Falls.
There's a book called Wildwater Touring
by Scott & Margaret Arighi. It's long out of print, but you can still run across copies cheap on Half.com. It has useful details that John Garren doesn't give you in Oregon River Tours
An even better book is Arthur Campbell's John Day River Drift and Historical Guide
. Good luck finding a copy of it at a reasonable price. I won't sell you mine.