The Wildest River: Kayaking the Upper Owyhee

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By Michael Lanza I follow a short distance behind Geoff, our expert kayaker, as he weaves with deft
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5 Responses to The Wildest River: Kayaking the Upper Owyhee

  1. Wes   |  April 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Great article! I’ve been wanting to do this for the past couple of years and I think this spring it might happen. A couple of questions for you. I’m considering starting at Duck Valley launch site. From what you know and have heard, would you sway me towards that put in or deep creek? Excuse me if you mentioned this, but what was the flow rate at ROme when you went? I love your blog. Thanks for the help.

    • MichaelALanza   |  April 6, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Thanks, Wes. I honestly don’t know much about Duck Valley. I believe we had to get landowner permission to put in at Deep Creek, but I don’t have the contact for that, either. I don’t recall the CFS when we did the trip. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. This is definitely a trip that requires a lot of research and digging and logistics. Good luck.

  2. bigdaddyhank   |  May 12, 2014 at 10:07 am

    Oh MY, what a wild trip!!

    • Wes   |  April 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      No problem, Mike. Thanks for the response. FYI to the community, Jon from Barker Expeditions also offers shuttle services and knows the area intimately. I recommend using him if you are to use an outfitter.

      • MichaelALanza   |  April 20, 2017 at 10:38 am

        Hi Wes, yes, I know Jon, and he does know the Owyhee canyons very well. Good luck to you.

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