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NW Chapter Trip: Owyhee River from Three Forks to Rome
Monday, April 11, 2022, 8:00 AM to Thursday, April 14, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT
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NW Chapter Trip: Owyhee River from Three Forks to Rome

April 11-14, 2022

Registration closes April 1. Register here!

The Northwest Chapter is opening a chapter trip to ALL current members within RMS, as there are still some slots available. The Owyhee River trip is April 11-14 and the registration is open till Friday, April 1st.

Below is a little info about this awesome trip!

"The Northwest Chapter of RMS, in partnership with the BLM Malheur Field Office, is hosting an April river trip on the Owyhee River in South Eastern Oregon. The Owyhee's headwaters start in Northern Nevada and flows North through Idaho and into South Eastern Oregon. At the Rome launch site the Owyhee is still a free flowing river fed by snowmelt and spring rains.  As one travels down into this remote canyon the adventures from the river trip and hiking the canyon will bring lessons of Archeology, Geology, and American

The Northwest Chapter trip will launch from the Rome put-in on April 11th and take-out at Birch Creek Historic Ranch on April 14th, for a total trip length of 48 river miles (4 days/3nights). The river is Class II – III+ pool-drop river. As flows drop the river gets more technical. Rafts, and kayaks are the preferred watercraft for this float. Rafters should be comfortable with Class III+ rapids. Kayakers should have solid Class III+ experience. This is a spring run off so the water is cold. If you don’t have the experience, it’s OK! There will be some open seats on experienced boater’s watercraft. Let us know, and we will do our best to arrange an open seat for you!

Registration: Trip sign up is first-come, first-served and is limited to 20 participants (including host staff). No refunds for cancellations. Trip is now open to all current RMS members at a cost of $65. On the Owyhee, there is always the possibility that flows could drop below raftable conditions, although I don’t anticipate it this year. In the event that it does
we would possibly switch rivers or refund the fee."

Contact: Lisa Byers at [email protected]