August 2, 2015

I know spectators and those participants who weren’t able to compete are blaming the captain of the Spirit of Portland for the early closure of Red Bull’s Flugtag event in downtown Portland, but the fault doesn’t lie with him. The fault lies with Red Bull and the boate...

August 29, 2014

The back channel of Ash Island provides some really nice paddling close to Portland. Paddlers can launch from the Chehalem Paddle Launch in Dundee. Very few powerboats travel up the back channel because of submerged pilings at the south end confluence with the main cha...

July 19, 2014

I escorted a group of four paddlers on an overnight trip down a section of the Willamette River beginning at Grand Island and ending at Rogers Landing in Newberg.

The weather was sunny and hot—in the low 90s—making it necessary for us to seek shelter from time to time i...

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