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Old 6 Days Ago   #1
 
Pendleton, Oregon
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Looking for Grande Ronde High water/campsite data

Looking to hear from folks who have been on the Gande Ronde at 15,000 CFS and above.
Would like to get an idea for what the campsites look like at this level? Ability to pull off the river at said camps?


Thanks for your help folks. Hope everyone has a great season.

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Old 6 Days Ago   #2
 
white salmon, Washington
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I think we did 10k last year

and the water was moving fast past campsites. I could see 15k being a problem for every single site we caught and used.




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Looking to hear from folks who have been on the Gande Ronde at 15,000 CFS and above.
Would like to get an idea for what the campsites look like at this level? Ability to pull off the river at said camps?


Thanks for your help folks. Hope everyone has a great season.
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Old 6 Days Ago   #3
 
La Grande, Oregon
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I've done 12,000, there were still plenty of accessible camp sites.
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I've done minam to wildcat easily in 1 day at 13,000. There are many high bench camps that are always available, but the river will be hauling ass and camp pull outs will be fast water for the most part, but doable.
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Old 5 Days Ago   #5
 
Seattle, Washington
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Parroting everyone else here. Most all the camps will still be available, but almost all will take a real effort to catch. You could easily do it as a day trip, but an overnight works too.

Biggest i've done is 12,000 CFS and it was a complete shit show out there. Multiple tourist rental boats flipping in the Minam Roller, full grown trees in the water, river speeds faster than one could sprint.
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Camp sites are a moot point right now- it's at 28.5K; hard pressed to pull in anywhere, but it's okay because you could do the whole trip in a few hours.
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Camas, Washington
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One big concern is debris in the water. We switched a trip to the John Day two years ago, when we saw entire trees being swept down past the launch site. We had the grandkids along, and did not feel it was a safe situation for them....
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Arnold, California
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Is anyone willing to hazard a guess on flow projections for the Minam to Troy (or maybe Mud Creek) section? I'd like to do a family trip this summer. The last of the kids will be out of school June 13. My wife typically starts setting up her classroom in early August, for a mid-August start to the next school year. I figure I have about a six week window between mid-June and the end of July. Any recommendations?
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any time would be fine.
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Thank you.
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