Any one have any interest in a John Day River Float Photography Workshop?
June 14,15,16, 2014
With Gary Randall and Little Creek Outfitters
If so, read on:
On the water:
40+ miles of water will be covered in 3 days and stopping off at key points of interest the entire way while a designated gear boat with 2 staff members packs and moves camp approximately 12-15 miles per day.
At the camps:
The dinning room sits under the shade of Junipers groves along with the kitchen. All meals are provided except breakfast the first morning and dinner the last evening. We do not provide alcohol. All meals are warm, hearty and skillfully made. Your provided camping accommodations are four season tents. These double occupancy tents are supplied with cots and sleeping pads. We set up at camp a toilet and its own privacy tent. The hand washing station is always available.
We practice no trace camping and pack everything out with us.
Running over 500 miles, the John Day is the second longest free-flowing stream in the United States. It is protected as a “Wild and Scenic” river under Oregon Scenic Waterways Act. The country is characterized by steep basalt canyon walls, juniper, and sagebrush dotted hills, abandoned homesteads, and petroglyphs. This is one of the most culturally rich river corridors in the state.
Human presence in this system spans more than 10,000 years. For thousands of years the Northern Paiute lived on this river they called the Mah-Hah (fish of plenty). In 1805 these canyon dwellers met their first Europeans, the Lewis and Clark expedition. In 1812, the river was renamed the John Day after one of the members of the Astor-Hunt overland party. It was the discovery of gold in 1860 that advanced pioneer settlement. The John Day River is truly the Grand Canyon of Oregon.
This John Day Photo workshop trip is a multi-day rafting, camping, and photography adventure. You will spend 2 nights and 3 days on the river covering over 40 miles. Whether you are an experience rower or brand new we will be sharing the duties of rowing the rafts that are provided for you. This river is the ultimate river for a starting rower with no rapids of consequence.
The scenery includes meandering river scenes, basalt formations, historic sheep cabins, turn of the last century farming equipment, Pictographs, and Petroglyphs, and big starry skies! The wildlife is abundant including frequent sightings of Mule Deer, Big Horn Sheep, including the infrequent sightings of Bob Cats, Cougars, and Coyotes that also exist. Many species of migratory birds, upland game birds, and birds of prey will be seen daily.
Camps are set-up each day by our baggage crew as we progress down the river. When you arrive in camp, sit back and relax, have a cocktail, or fish the camp water. Your tent for the night will be set-up and your baggage will be waiting for you. All meals are skillfully prepared streamside by our staff. We take a lot of pride in our meals. We also provide all of camping gear with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow. We carry all drinking water, however, we don not provide alcohol, you are welcome to bring your own if you desire. Please pack liquids in plastic containers only. Except good wines!!
Rivers and water are the soul of all life on our planet, so please join us in enjoying, marveling at, photographing, and protecting the river as we travel its length. With that in mind, we practice no trace camping. Footprints should be the only clue to our presence after we leave.
Our guides have both CPR training and basic first air certification. We carry a very complete series of first aid kits on each boat, as well as a cell phone for emergencies only. If you have any preexisting medical condition, please let us know in advance (bee sting or food allergies, diabetes, heart conditions, etc.). It is advised that you have a current tetanus vaccination before arrival. When you arrive at the river we will have a boat and river safety discussion. You will be issued a life jacket to be used for the trip. Camp size averages 6 to 10 guests.
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