|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:
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.
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
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.
Lowest Coquille, paddle upriver from the
Port of Bandon. Beware of afternoon winds
in the summer. Take as much time as you
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.
Silt Coos, another Lunartic Jim favorite,
requires no shuttle and is very safe.
Allow about 4 hours.
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.