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Forum: Whitewater Rafting 09-05-2019
Replies: 18
Views: 1,680
Posted By BenSlaughter
I've run it solo a handful of times, maybe 5....

I've run it solo a handful of times, maybe 5. From down around zero feet, up to 6.6.

Definitely more comfortable at lower flows.

Ben
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 08-10-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By BenSlaughter
I'd think there could be some along the Main,...

I'd think there could be some along the Main, too.
Makes me wanna go see.
Not like I need a reason to go boating.

Ben
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 07-28-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,074
Posted By BenSlaughter
Rainey Falls

Rainey Falls
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 07-25-2019
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By BenSlaughter
There's plenty of water to get a big, heavy boat...

There's plenty of water to get a big, heavy boat thru, even late in the summer. The water gets slow, so plan on plenty of time to get down river, and it will likely be HOT.

I can't remember...
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 07-25-2019
Replies: 28
Views: 3,074
Posted By BenSlaughter
Me thinks you meant 2.3'....

Me thinks you meant 2.3'....
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 07-19-2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1,883
Posted By BenSlaughter
The worst I did was change into a pair of shorts...

The worst I did was change into a pair of shorts on day 3 of a Middle Fork trip, only to find the keys that were supposed to be in the envelope along with the cash back at Boundary Creek(back in the...
Forum: Rafting | Gear Talk 07-10-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,397
Posted By BenSlaughter
There are plenty of conversations on this in the...

There are plenty of conversations on this in the archives, but 5 hp is plenty for a 16 foot boat, and you can easily push a couple boats barged along side.
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 07-10-2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1,727
Posted By BenSlaughter
I've had some great Deschutes trips in October...

I've had some great Deschutes trips in October (can run 100 miles, if you find a way around Sherars) The lower Rogue is also nice that time of year, although it can be miserable rainy, and it's...
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 06-26-2019
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By BenSlaughter
I spoke with a Forest Service official after my...

I spoke with a Forest Service official after my trip- last week.
The pumper truck will be there (Unfortunately for me, they didn't start service till the 20th, my trip ended the 17th.)

The plan...
Forum: Rafting | Gear Talk 06-24-2019
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By BenSlaughter
I think there are very few rivers you can get...

I think there are very few rivers you can get down in a 14, that you can't get down in a 16'.
If a river is that tight, you gotta go down to a 12'.
Can haul a lot more gear in a 16, and they'll...
Forum: Rafting | Trip Planner 06-24-2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2,373
Posted By BenSlaughter
There were some skeeter & gnats when I was there...

There were some skeeter & gnats when I was there 2 weeks ago. Will be more as the weather warms. Also had some ticks, too. Will definitely be horseflies by July.
I think 130 feet of rope gives you...
Forum: Rafting | Gear Talk 06-22-2019
Replies: 22
Views: 1,842
Posted By BenSlaughter
I've started hauling two 5# tanks on any of my...

I've started hauling two 5# tanks on any of my trips that last more than three or four days.
I've been surprised by low propane my last night in camp on 7 day trips...most likely caused by a leak....
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 06-22-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,229
Posted By BenSlaughter
Salmon is one of my favorite towns! Spend as much...

Salmon is one of my favorite towns! Spend as much time there as I can, coming and going from river trips.

I'll also give props to Odd Fellows.
Just about the best breakfast sammiches I've had...
Forum: Rafting | Trip Planner 06-20-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By BenSlaughter
You're probably right.... I never bother...

You're probably right....

I never bother looking for permits once it gets much below 3'
I don't like dragging my boat over rocks.
Besides, I already had my allotted permit for the year.
Put in...
Forum: Rafting | Trip Planner 06-20-2019
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By BenSlaughter
I prefer the Klamath over the Rogue. Yeah, the...

I prefer the Klamath over the Rogue.
Yeah, the water is brown, but I don't think it's any nastier than the Rogue.
It's a nice 2-3 day float.
Plenty of spots to put-in and take-out. Nice scenery,...
Forum: Rafting | Trip Planner 06-20-2019
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By BenSlaughter
I think once the weather warms up and the water...

I think once the weather warms up and the water level drops into the average boater's comfort level, it's pretty rare to see a MF cancellation.

People know how tough it is to get one out of the...
Forum: Rafting | Trip Planner 06-20-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By BenSlaughter
That's an unfortunate experience. And very...

That's an unfortunate experience.
And very frustrating.

I would like to say that in the last 3 seasons, I've used River Shuttles for five trips, and probably 10x in the last decade.
I've never...
Forum: Rafting | Trip Planner 06-18-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By BenSlaughter
I just got off The Main yesterday morning. Was...

I just got off The Main yesterday morning.
Was 4.4 when I started (at Corn Creek) and I did it in 3 pretty easy days. I'd expect it to be dropping fairly consistently now. Slower trips are always...
Forum: Rafting | Trip Planner 06-07-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By BenSlaughter
If it hasn't peaked, I think it's very close. ...

If it hasn't peaked, I think it's very close.
July 8th should be a really nice level this year.
Ben
Forum: Rafting | Gear Talk 06-06-2019
Replies: 21
Views: 1,707
Posted By BenSlaughter
My SOTAR is probably similar dimensions. ...

My SOTAR is probably similar dimensions.
Eeevvvveryone will tell you that you are supposed to use 10' oars on a 16' boat.
I always felt like they were too short.

The river gods demanded the...
Forum: River Access & Safety Alerts! 06-04-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20,932
Posted By BenSlaughter
"I disagree, anything above 6' it should be open...

"I disagree, anything above 6' it should be open if there isn't wood in the way. I've also ran it at 6.6' and missed the shot ended up surfing velvet for what felt like an eternity, but it spit me...
Forum: River Access & Safety Alerts! 06-04-2019
Replies: 119
Views: 20,932
Posted By BenSlaughter
When I ran it two years ago at 6.6' it was not...

When I ran it two years ago at 6.6' it was not open to a big raft.

Ben
Forum: Rafting | Trip Planner 06-03-2019
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By BenSlaughter
Jake has it right, Whiplash is nothing until over...

Jake has it right, Whiplash is nothing until over 7'
Chitham is pretty big over 6, but an easy sneak.
By the end of June, I'd anticipate a moderate to low-ish flow.
It's mostly a class III river....
Forum: Whitewater Rafting 05-30-2019
Replies: 120
Views: 14,612
Posted By BenSlaughter
[QUOTE=GeoRon] "until government action...

[QUOTE=GeoRon]

"until government action introduces common sense systematics"


THIS is hilarious!!

Government & common sense in the same sentence!!!

Are you fuckin kiddin me?!!?...
Forum: Rafting | Gear Talk 05-21-2019
Replies: 65
Views: 6,937
Posted By BenSlaughter
I bought my steramine on Amazon. And yes, it...

I bought my steramine on Amazon.
And yes, it doesn't desolve well in cold water.

Ben
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