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LOWER SIXES RIVER

25 February 2007 Sunday 1000 LOWER SIXES RIVER Class 2
Trip Notes:  Lunartic Jim will be at the Port Orford Fireman's Breakfast at about 0900 for breakfast or at the Sixes River Store (at Highway 101) at 1000.  It is at the Sixes River Store that we will decide whether we will do the Upper or Lower Sixes.  It is the objective of the February and March paddles to paddle both Upper and Lower.  We will paddle in March which ever section we don't paddle in February.

Note created 2/23/2007:  Based on the weather forecasts (rain) it is my sense that we will paddle the Lower Sixes 25 February.  We will make the final determination at the Sixes River Store Sunday morning.

Final Tally:  Well, it happened again!  Shitty weather forecast.  Great paddling weather.  7 kayakers in 7 boats  paddled the Lower Sixes in 1 hours.  5 minutes of rain/hail and 5 minutes of wind.  The rest of the trip was dry, comfortable, fast.  The river was moving along!  No fishermen or driftboats.  Some Heron.  Several paddlers reported seeing several Osprey.  Next month...the Upper Sixes if possible. 

Nearest City:

Port Orford, Oregon

Class:

2-
The Lower Sixes runs from Edson Creek Campground almost to the ocean just below the Hughes House.

Due to snags and debris in the river paddlers must be able to control their boat.  Wetsuits are advised.  Lifejackets are a must.  Most any boat should be fine on this water.

This is a relatively lazy paddle with few problem areas.  In the winter months when the water is flowing quickly paddlers must be aware of snags and debris.  In the summer months it is difficult if not impossible to paddle this river due to lack of water.  Paddlers must be able to control their boat if they join us on this Lower Sixes paddle.

Shuttle Note (5 February 2006):  If you need a shuttle call J&K Shuttle, 541-332-0319 or email jkshuttle2006@msn.com.  J&K offers shuttle service on the Elk and Sixes Rivers.


28 January, 2006 Saturday 0845 Lower Sixes River

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Trip notes:  It's true that the weather looked real bad before we paddled but the reality is that we had about 1 minute of rain, plenty of sun and lots of fast water.  5 of us completed the trip in 1 hour & 35 minutes.  Another great day on America's Wild Rivers Coast.
 

Paddling toward the ocean on the Silt-Coos Kayak Canoe Trail.  About 4 miles south of Florence, Oregon.

                         The Lunartics paddle America's Wild Rivers Coast in Kayaks and Canoes.

 

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