Description and photos of the run on Oregon Kayaking.
The signature drop is a 60+-footer and you can read a description of the drop at Oregon Kayaking. As Brad Roberts says, "Just because it's been run, doesn't mean it's runnable." The date of this First Descent was apparently 12/9/2001. Lat/longitude coords are approximate, to give the intrepid surfer an idea of where to find this gnarlsome drop.
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This week, Oregon House Bill 2835 re-passed the Oregon House on a 52-7 vote. Having earlier cleared the Senate, the bill now awaits a signature from the Governor to be signed into law. For decades, opportunities to protect and improve the ability of the public to access and legally use waterways for recreation have seen minimal progress, while efforts to severely limit access have been a consistent threat. Oregon House Bill 2835 is a pivotal piece of legislation in Oregon, and the first proactive waterway access bill in recent history to have made it through the state legislature.
Today Congressmen Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) announced their plan for increasing Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon this year. Their vision includes adding 79.6 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers on the Mt. Hood National Forest and 142.9 miles of tributaries to the Lower Rogue Wild and Scenic River.
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