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Solitude on the North Fork of the John Day River

Solitude on the North Fork of the John Day River

Longtime river runners Peter and Aowyn Jones rafted for three days down the North Fork John Day River in late April. Peter offers insight for those dreaming of what he calls "a secret river" for next year.

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Events & Field Trips

Geology Rocks! In Whychus Creek

August 01, 2015

Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 Beat the heat of summer by joining ONDA for an educational day hike down Whychus Creek to the confluence with the Deschutes River. Daniele McKay, Geology Instructor at OSU-Cascades, will be with the group to explain and answer questions about the exceptional geology the hike passes through. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about ONDA's collaborative efforts to protect the Whychus-Deschutes area. Click HERE for additional trip details and registration links.


Owyhee Canyonlands Monitoring Trip

September 10, 2015

Difficulty Rating: 3 out of 5 Following up on a similar trip in 2014, this year's trip will monitor ecological conditions along the West Little Owyhee River. While we hope to find an improvement in the ecological health of the riparian area, there is no doubt volunteers will find the remote beauty of the Owyhee Canyonlands unforgettable. Don't miss this opportunity to explore and help protect the fabled Owyhee Canyonlands.

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