Right on, never ran the Deschutes.. Was always on the list, but just never happened. OR is sort of a haul for me from CO..That's Sherars Falls on the Deschutes, below Maupin.
It's runnable, but right on the ragged edge. Definitely Class VI.
If I remember the story correctly with those folks, they rented the boat, took it to Sandy Beach(the last take-out) to put in. Nobody stopped them. They ignored the MADATORY TAKE OUT, FALLS AHEAD signs. Darwin didn't get his cut, they all survived.
Ran it in absolutely the worst spot, too. There's a reasonable chance for success if you go just right of center. Sliding into that notch like they did is pure brutality...
There's a hilarious video from the 70's of a big group who made a barge outta innertubes and ran it. It's on the 'tube.
I wouldn't say they "conquered the river", but absolutely survived it.Right on, never ran the Deschutes.. Was always on the list, but just never happened. OR is sort of a haul for me from CO..
Found the video from the 70's, hilarious.
Just watch it for the hairstyles !! ARCO service station, wow. A true blast from the past.
Ask and you shall receive. Most of those guys are still out there and couple of them get out on the water as often as possible. They’ve spent decades building their river resume throughout the west, chasing the biggest waves and coldest beer, but not necessarily in that order.That was truly epic... I like how their reward was free beer at the local tavern.
I almost want to say it looked like they were sinking a few bottles while they were putting their raft together !!
One of the greatest stories ever told, not too mention the all star cast )
I agree - it would be great to see where everyone's at these days, those who are still alive anyway.