crashing the clackamas
if in portlandia, and craving to escape to something meatier...
make the drive just an hour outside of town to the clackamas, a river full of succulence and zest
we go with Oregon River Experiences, an outfit rafting since 1978.
our guide is reid gautier, rafting since 2017
reid is studying to be a yoga instructor. here is downward facing dog
the river is a soothing sonata, interrupted by moments of sheer clackamas
keep calm and paddle on
“There’s nothing…absolutely nothing…half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.”
A happy soul is one who spends an entire day rafting a river without feeling guilty about it.
The Clackamas is protected as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System
In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create, but by what we refuse to destroy
for fun, just add water
i found this quote online; "Wild rivers are earth’s renegades, defying gravity, dancing to their own tune, resisting the authority of humans, always chipping away, and eventually always winning.” – Richard Bangs, River Gods
the clackamas has what I most respect and long for in life- a capacity for renewal and replenishment, continual energy, creativity & cleansing.
the great affair is to move
The Clackamas has great wisdom and whispers its secrets to the hearts of paddlers
and it goes on and on...
We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing round the sun that humans call the earth. Joy, shipmates, joy. - Ed Abbey
at the end, we are all River Gods
As they say 'round here: "Just Paddle It!
GOAL!! Thank You, Reid, and Oregon River Experiences!
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