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Out and Back Paddles
I've had folks ask me about paddles that a person can do by themselves, or that need no car pooling.  Here is a quick list with links to the trips:
The Brookings Harbor:
A nice safe coastal paddle.  Can be short.  Cannot be very long.  Perhaps an hour or two at the most.
Garrison Lake, Port Orford.  An excellent paddle.  Try to avoid paddling in afternoon wind.  2-3 hours should do it...or less of course.
The Illinois River paddle is an upriver paddle.  This can be an all day adventure if you want.  Don't paddle in the winter months or after heavy rains.  This is a rain responsive river that could hurt you.  Best in the summer  (July through September).
Lake Earl.  You take your chances here with being able to put-in.  If the lake is too low you will have to wallow through deep mud.  If too muddy paddle instead in the Crescent City harbor.
The Lowest Rogue can be paddled from the Port of Gold Beach upriver and back.  Try to avoid afternoon wind.
On the Lower Rogue paddling upriver from Quosatana is one of Lunartic Jim's favorite paddles, especially very early in the morning.  Paddle up as far as you want.  Portage around a riffle or two...or challenge the riffles and paddle through them! 1-3 hours should be enough.
On the Lowest Coquille, paddle upriver from the Port of Bandon.  Beware of afternoon winds in the summer.  Take as much time as you want.
New River is a great coastal trip.  Allow 1-5 hours.  Depends on you.
In Reedsport there are at least three Out and Back paddles.  Enjoy.
The Silt Coos, another Lunartic Jim favorite, requires no shuttle and is very safe.  Allow about 4 hours.
South Slough can easily be paddled solo.  From either Hinch or Troller Roads.  This is a tide sensitive paddle.  Paddle into South Slough on a rising tide...and exit as the tide turns.

I'll add more Out and Back trips as I have the time.  See you on the water.
 

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

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