Sandy River Dodge to Lewis and Clark Park, (like 20 miles?) a young couple in a 16' Coleman canoe. Orange cheap PFD's, no flotation, cheap plastic paddles. 2 point pinned on the rapid leaving the put in. He wouldn't listen to a damn word I told him. We rescued them and got them on shore river right, and left their canoe on river left. (On the island right above Pipeline)
Same summer, about a month later. North Santiam at Packsaddle park. a college couple, uninformed but he listened. They were planning on going down to Mehama bridge, 15 miles away, then bike back to their truck. 16' Grumman aluminum canoe, similar equipment.
I told them there were a few rapids they should at least scout, and most likely portage. We invited them to stay in our group for the day, and they did. We got them around all of the big rapids, and they took out with us at Mill City and we gave them a lift back to the truck. We took out at like 7 pm that trip, and they would have had 8 more miles to go, and a bike ride after that