Originally Posted by parlin56
Will, I last rafted the Illinois in 1979 and am interested in doing it again. Is it possible to do this trip in late May or early June most years? Are permits required?
In a good snow pack year with a cold / wet spring it is possible to run the Illinois in late May and early June. The cold / wet spring is key because the drainage is low elevation and most snow won't hold late into spring. Permits are required however are a non issue as they are self-issued at Ray's in Selma, Oregon.