Thursday, May 10, 2012

Illinois River: Prestine Wilderness & Incredible Whitewater

The Illinois River is an incredible wilderness river in Southern Oregon that demands respect. Known for flash flooding, it's important to make sure the conditions are perfect before entering into this remote river canyon. This past weekend was exactly that... perfect! There were 8 of us that came together to make this a trip of a lifetime! Here are a some photos from our adventure. . .

Me, Liz, JR & Tyson just after launching from put-in

I'm the little blue boat just above one of the many incredible rapids

Rocky canyon nature of the Illinois

First time in my new Dagger Nomad!!

Barefoot Brad = The Best Shuttle Driver EVER! He had pizza and cold beer waiting for us at the take out.

Some of the Crew!

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Riveritas!

Tyson & Liz working "hard" on dinner while the rest of us relax

JR's addition to the dinner - fresh sweet corn! Yummy!

Liz & I = Pretty much awesomeness!

Making our way down stream & loving it!

Green Wall = The biggest rapid on the run! So beautiful.

Good people = Good times!

Green Curry, veggies & cous cous for dinner on night 2.

Rigging for another day on the water

Camp on Night 2 - Confluence of Collier Creek & Illinois.

Take out = Mission accomplished! Until next time. . .
If you're looking for more photos and videos from this trip, check out Liz's Blog!