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McKenzie River Packraft Adventure

I've been dreaming about a trip like this for a while and I finally made it happen this weekend on the McKenzie River. This trip has everything: physical exhaustion, technical whitewater, dogs, sleeping's just perfect. Summary:

  • 11 mile hike up the McKenzie River Trail from Paradise Campground
  • Found a nice dispersed campsite with great river access
  • Paddled back to the Campground on continuous class II whitewater
  • Just to make sure we were completely exhausted, we added another 9 miles of paddling more relentless class II water
  • Finished cranky and exhausted (but happy), got a burger and a beer at McKenzie General Store

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