Paddlers: Stand up and cash in at King of the Rogue

Paddlers: Stand up and cash in at King of the Rogue

GOLD HILL — Pete Newport is looking for a stand-up water rat with the guts and skills to do what he believes no other stand-up paddleboarder has ever done, and he's willing to put up a grand to see it happen.

No stand-up paddler has yet to claim that they've successfully run the Rogue River's three Class IV whitewater chutes at and around Ti'lomikh Falls — Mugger's Alley, Powerhouse and Grandma's runs, says Newport, president of Sawyers Paddles & Oars...

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Mapping Muggers Alley

Mapping Muggers Alley

GOLD HILL — Rafting guide Covey Baack normally makes his living floating Rogue River rapids while avoiding the rocks, but this time he's intentionally getting himself stuck in ominously named Muggers Alley.

Technician Travis Forsman leans perilously forward out of the raft, jabbing a GPS transmitter into the rapid, feeling for the bottom to get an accurate altitude reading.

"Right now the plan is to get close to the rocks, real close," says Baack, of Gold Hill.

This.....

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Day Trippin': Upper Klamath Canoe Trail is a fall natural

Day Trippin': Upper Klamath Canoe Trail is a fall natural

Editor's Note: Day Trippin' is a recurring feature that gives readers a chance to play tour guide and tell us about a nearby getaway.

If you want to combine a nature outing with an upper body workout — or if you haven’t been in a canoe or kayak for months or years — you might consider taking to the 9.5-mile Upper Klamath Canoe Trail.

This is a good time of the year, with the leaves turning color, to make the 53-mile, 65-minute drive.....

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Rogue flows won't increase until salmon move

Rafters, jetboaters and anglers will have to wait until the Rogue River's fall chinook salmon start migrating upstream en masse before they see a rise in river flows that have been lowered by drought.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife researchers pulling a seine through the Rogue at Huntley Park upstream of Gold Beach Monday captured just one fall chinook, keeping ODFW from pulling the trigger on a scheduled water increase. If they had found more chinook during their survey,...

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