I will do that. I am not sure my older boys will want to do that without some instruction. I have access to a 10' paddle raft that would be good.
I hadn't thought of the Grand Ronde. I have gone from the Minam Store to a take out just above Troy. The thing I didn't like about that run is that it didn't seem to puddle anywhere. We did it in the spring and it was a bit of a challenge for the other boats to stop where we did. We are use to bigger holes followed by nearly still water to collect anything that may fall out
I am interested in hearing thoughts about the Deschutes with newish paddlers.
I may be overthinking this. No one ever taught me. I just rented rafts and figured I needed to miss the rocks. Haven't turned one over yet.