It’s been a cool, foggy summer on the central California coast, and we are ready for a few sunny, hot days to warm up and dry out. So we loaded up the raft and gear in the truck and headed north to the high desert of central Oregon.
The Deschutes River threads through Oregon all the way to the Columbia River. There are several stretches known for fun whitewater rapids and great fly fishing. We are looking to do both, so we put in at Trout Creek, outside of Madras, and ended at the Maupin City Park. Although you can float several miles past Maupin, we opted out at the city park to avoid the crush of daytrippers.
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