Category Archives: Grande Ronde River

Wallowa and Grande Ronde River Cleanup Spring 2012

Trying to be good stewards of the Wallowa river and Grande Ronde river, Lottie and I organized a river cleanup trip this spring.  There is 39 miles from our put in at Minam to the first takeout at Powwatka bridge … Continue reading

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Rafting, rafting, and rafting the Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers Part Two

For Part One click here. For the remainder of October and on into November I continued to learn what runs, riffles, and pools steelhead liked to wait in between Minam and Powwatka bridge.  Each weekend the days grew a little … Continue reading

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Rafting, rafting, and rafting the Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers between Minam and Troy Part One

An important aspect of owning a business is knowing your product well.  With a rafting  business, the main product is your river.  When my wife, Lottie, and I bought the Minam Raft Rental and shuttle business last year on the … Continue reading

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Winter rafting, camping, and a little steelhead fishing with the kids on the Grande Ronde: February 2012

Taking kids on outdoor adventures is usually fun and often rewarding in different ways, but it is always more work.  I had been hankering to take our boys on a winter steelheading, rafting, and camping trip down the Grande Ronde … Continue reading

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Kayaking the Wallowa River and hiking out to Palmer Junction: February 1, 2012

Kayaks are fun.  Even at the beginning of February when icicles obscure the face of our eastern Oregon basalt and snow covers the banks of the river. Granted, the one day Jeff and I had schedules that coincided for a … Continue reading

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Rafting the Grande Ronde from Elgin to Palmer Junction: Looking for Andy’s Rapid: June 26, 2011

One thing that I had hoped to do this spring was to fish the stonefly hatch on the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers from Minam to Troy.  We have had an exceptionally wet spring and higher than normal snowpack and … Continue reading

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Steelhead Fishing on the Grande Ronde: November 13, 2010

It was our weekend for the boys to stay home with us so I decided I would take them on their first trip down to Rondowa.  It is a pretty easy three and a half mile walk.  The boys (Kolby, … Continue reading

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Steelhead Marathon Part IV: Fishing the Grande Ronde River below Rondowa November 4, 2010

It was foggy again this morning and cold.  I was lazy and didn’t feel any need to rush out of my sleeping bag into the cold.  Eventually I did get up and make breakfast.  I started the car though and … Continue reading

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Steelhead Marathon Part III: Fishing the Grande Ronde River above Rondowa November 3, 2010

Today I tried to find roads that lead to Rondowa, the confluence of the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers.  There are several different roads that go there on a map, but I have never heard of anyone driving there and … Continue reading

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