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Easy Whitewater on Sandy River?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by teflon97239, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Long time flatwater kayaker here. A few years back I bought a high-end 2-man inflatible raft (Aire Lynx II) for bouncing through the Class I-II rapids on the Clackamas between Barton and Carver. Any similar runs on the Sandy? Appreciate shared details of start/stop points, etc. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Speyforsteel

    Speyforsteel Sherwood, OR New Member

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    Oxbow park to Dabney or Lewis and Clark park are similar to that run on the Clackamas. I just wouldn't go up any farther than Oxbow until you feel real comfortable. The run from Dodge down is fun, but pipeline and the minefield are solid class II+.
     
  3. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I'll go check it out. I like a little whitewater, and I like taking friends. But Class II is the max for me unless I know the route well and the other paddler has skills, too.