his trip heads to the high-desert to explore a landscape that most people don’t associate with Oregon; the mossy forests on the west side give way to small juniper trees, Ponderosa pines, and sunshine. We’ll hike the mountain trails near Bend, OR, and stay in an awesome lodge (with a hot tub!) near the river. We may hike the world famous Smith Rock State Park, location of some amazing rock formations. Snow level permitting, we will also visit Crater Lake National Park.
This clinic is the first step to becoming a professional guide, for those of you who’d like to guide a whitewater raft. You’ll learn technical knowledge and gain valuable experience in the art of running rivers and river rescue. This trip takes place on the Maupin section of the Deschutes River at several of the major rapids. You will be camping riverside for the duration of this clinic.