Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Deschutes River Rafting!

We hit the Deschutes River again above Maupin for another annual trip. The same old veterans were there, along with some newbies!

The weather was great, the river was fast.

With 5 vessels there was plenty of water fights this year.

Those bailing buckets sure came in handy!

We rode the White River shutes again, too.

Alot of drunks and rowdy folks on the river this year. Not as family friendly as years past... maybe because of the fires?

The overlook on the White River was hot and sunny.

This year we only rafted the 1 time, and then drove back to the Mt Hood area so we could camp with a fire.

The Bear Creek Campground was basic, and too close to the highway, but it worked out fine for one night.

We also stopped by Timberline Lodge on our drive back to PDX area. It was beautiful up on top - out of the fog bank.

Rafting the high desert one day, playing in snow the next.

Great fun in the Pacific Northwest.

We stopped by "Calamity Janes" on the drive back too, and enjoyed milk shakes and their ceiling 'art'.

The almond roca shake was awesome, and everyone liked the cinnamon, rootbeer, and raspberry ones, too!

Another great trip.