anyone up for a float trip next early summer?

Discussion in 'Turf and Surf Hunting and Fishing' started by Quigley_Sharps, Jan 2, 2010.


  1. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I think I can get the local member's to go (including melbo...LOL)
    watch this and let me know if you would be interested.
    watch part 1 and 3
    YouTube- 2008 Wallowa Solstice Drift Part 1
     
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    It ain't in the budget anytime in the foreseeable future. I am working hard and building a house without a mortgage, and just getting by, and staying prepared. But I do dream.... and you have added a nice one. Thanks. The sad part is I have a great gulf of mexico fishing boat with a 60hp motor on it. The motor has less than 20 hours on it. I am too ashamed to tell you when I bought the motor new to repower the boat. And... then there is the 25 foot sailboat that has not seen the water in almost 2 decades.:oops:
     
  3. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Now that looks fun; Can I go?
     
  4. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Have you done this part of the river? Are the water levels good through summer or is this a spring thing? Speed? Duration?

    Let us know... It seems that whenever we plan a little vacation, CC gets called to work and ~sigh~ another fun bites the dust ;).
     
  5. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    For sure!!!
     
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Yes I have ran all of it several times.
    depending on the year late june early july the water gets low, but we will see what the snow pack is later this winter.
    54 miles of wilderness
    Slow to med moving i forget the nominal speedright now mostly class II with a couple of short Class III easy float anyone can do it.
    It would be great to have you guys come along!
     
  7. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    What about wife and 6-yr-old ?... My wife sounded very interested and she puts up with my survival talk (and my daughter helps me clean the guns :^).
     
  8. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Let me get this right; you want to take a six year old kid on class three water? Fifty plus miles of wild river is not a water park.
     
  9. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    The class 3 rapids I've been on could be walked around - not sure if that's possible on this river (only one class 3 was listed). A lot of people take their kids camping in wilderness areas; that doesn't seem to be something to be incredulous over.

    I was actually going to change/delete my original post a while back, but never got around to it -- the trip is much better suited to a bunch of Monkeys (in this site's context) than family. I just automatically include family in everything I do, so apologies for not taking care of that earlier. Most people wouldn't want youngsters (or maybe even wives) around on a trip like that.
     
  10. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Yes it is. :D
     
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    It shouldnt be no trouble as long as the child has an up right life jacket and wears it.
    Lets do this, Beav I tend to take all of my family too, and if not i have a 17 year old daughter that can baby sit.
     
  12. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I drag my wife and 3 yr old around to everything I do. I have pictures of my baby at <1 yr old at knob Creek.

    I'm in Quig if I'm still in the NW.
     
  13. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    My daughter's first trip was just after she turned 7. As we rounded the bend and she saw the first set of rapids, she looked over and asked if we could turn the boat around. :lol: After the first, she was eager for all the rest. She had a blast! Every pool we came to, she was out of the boat and into the pool.
     
  14. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    [ROFL]
     
  15. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Same here, the wife is an excellent cook and the kids, if trained right, make good little slaves.

    Not including the wife and kids would be a shame, they would be missing out on a fun time and some beautiful country.
     
  16. NVBeav

    NVBeav Monkey+++

    Ok - looks like plenty of family-types are interested, so we'd really like to join in too!

    I hope we can set up a schedule well in advance because of a couple weekends are taken already. (6/19 for one)
     
  17. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Ok here we are, summer is coming,My wife and I are floating this trip the 22nd to the 25th with a friend and his wife, they float alot of NW rivers and asked for us to go and run the river. It running really high right now.

    Is there still interest in a SM trip this June-July?
    I have a great contact for raft rental's and shuttle for vehicles.
    You just need to plan cloths, tent, pad and bag + food and drink all of the rest comes with the rental.
    Kick around some date and see of we can do this?
    I will post pics and video when I get back.
    river.JPG
     
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