NOTE: Eric Ball is unable to lead the trip this year. A few members are interested in continuing the trip over the same dates, potentially shortening and taking out at Boggans. Contact Jason Urasky if interested
River: Grande Ronde River (Minam Bar to Boggans)
Date: May 12th - May 14th, 2023
Rating: Class II to III
Length: 60 Miles in 3 Days
Leaders: Gary McCann and Jason Urasky
Description: This is a great early season float. We'll be boating from Minam Bar to Boggans Oasis. Covering a total of 60 miles in 3 days, which means getting on the river semi-early and limiting our stops. Be ready for some occasional forward rowing and spending some time on the river each day to make up the miles, but hopefully a good runoff will flush us downstream. In return you get great scenery, grand forested mountains, good camping and green canyon walls in this early season perennial trip. Bald Eagles are almost guaranteed. The Narrows Rapids, class III to IV depending on water levels is on the last day in the lower canyon and near the confluence of the Grande Ronde and Snake Rivers. For this groups benefit, I will try and cap the trip at six boats and no more than two (new-to-this-river) participants.