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Renee Patrick
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Writer, graphic designer, outdoor junky
Writer, graphic designer, outdoor junky

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Oregon Desert Trail on Oregon Field Guide
Check out tonight's episode of Oregon Field Guide on the Oregon Desert Trail. I filmed with the show several times this year, I didn't get them any footage of the 141 mile packraft of the Owyhee as a water alternate to the route since I lost my gopro in the...
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South Fork of the Payette - Sawtooth Wilderness Section
Kirk and I headed to Idaho for a week, and ended up packrafting some on the Middle Fork of the Payette, and then backpacked into the South Fork of the Payette into the Sawtooth Wilderness along the Idaho Centennial Trail. River levels were about 1,300cfs, a...
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Testing Alpacka Raft's new Self Bailer
Recently Kirk and I were given the chance to test out Alpacka's new self-bailing packraft. I was intrigued since my 2012 boat frequently fills with water despite using the cruiser spray deck ( repeated portages with the boat has added to the dirt and moss a...
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An Oregon Desert Trail Adventure on the Owyhee River
I wrote a blog about the 175 mile hike/packraft of the Owyhee River about my preparation tactics on the Oregon Natural Desert Association website.  Here is my trip report. Getting to the Little West Owyhee River where Oregon Desert Trail
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I've been done with my Owyhee trip for a week now. Since starting work on the Oregon Desert Trail late last year it's been my goal to hike/packraft the entire 750 miles. This Owyhee chunk has me up to 425 miles, and I'll complete the trail in September with...
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175.3 miles on the Owyhee River - A solo packrafting adventure on the Oregon Desert Trail
What an adventure! I spent the last 12 days hiking and packrafting on the Oregon Desert Trail in the Owyhee River from the Little West Owyhee at Anderson Crossing to the Indian Springs Campground on Lake Owyhee. It was a total of 141.5 river miles, and 33.8...
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Low Flow Owyhee River
I'm getting ready to hike/packraft 175 miles of the Owyhee River on the Oregon Desert Trail . Patagonia just published a great series of photos from ultra runner Jeff Browning's run in this section of the ODT in May, He had much higher flows, and where the ...
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John Day River
It was the weekend, and adventure was at our fingertips. It has been a fairly wet winter and spring, so when we looked at the water flows around Oregon, we thought it would be a good opportunity to try our luck at some of the desert rivers and creeks. Now w...
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Packrafting at Smith Rock on the Crooked River
We've been wanting to packraft the Crooked River through the popular climbing area, Smith Rock, for some time. While the water is flat and calm as it passed the dramatic cliffs right in the state park, right below and above Smith Rock are some meaty Class I...
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