Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Mighty Illinois

Along with the Southern Oregon University Whitewater Club, we will be running the Illinois River on November 16, 17, and 18. The Illinois River is arguably the most beautiful multi-day raft trip on the west coast and in North America.

We will be running the usual 32-mile section from Miami Bar to to Oak Flat.

Will in the thick of it. Green Wall Rapid

Planing a trip on the Illinois this early in the season slightly optimistic because the low elevation of the watershed. The flow can change rapidly with a quick shift in the weather. After a nine trips down the river in the last few years, SOU Whitewater Club president "Illy Willy" has gotten pretty darn good at predicting flows.

Dan in a very small boat in a very big rapid on the Illinois

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