Thursday, February 11, 2010

Upper Wind River Festival

The Oregon Rafting Team (ORT) proudly presents the 3rd annual Upper Wind River Festival. Join us on both days of March 20th and 21st for whitewater activites planned for Kayakers (long and short boats), Rafts, and Catarafts.

This years festivities will start on Saturday with a mass start inflatable R2 and kayak longboat series race (8.5 ft or more). Sundays race events will be similar to last years and will include Catarafts, inflatable R4, and a Kayak short boat races (8.5 ft or less).

Participants will be asked to be responsible for getting their own boats from the take out back to the Cabin (put-in). Please leave all cars at the top of the take-out road as we are trying to restrict traffic and mud down by the river. We will provide a trailer to haul boats up to the top. Racers will either have to walk to the top or get a ride on the trailer/ van/ truck. Those leaving vehicles at the take-out will have a shuttle ride back to the put-in prior to race start.

See Below for the weekends itinerary:

Saturday March 20st

9:30am Meet at the cabin near the bridge over the Wind at Stabler, Washington to prep for the morning practice run.

10:30am Shove off for 1st practice run.

12:30pm Arrive at the High Bridge take out. Quick load and shuttle back up to the cabin for lunch and prep for the afternoon race.

1:00pm Race Registration Begins

2:30pm Raft R2 Kayak Long Boat RACE (Mass Start, 8.5 ft or more)

4:15pm Shuttle back up for Saturday evenings festivities at the cabin, bring a lawn chair or tarp if its raining.

5pm BBQ (provided by Next Adventure), free beer for registered participants, music, silent auction...

SUNDAY March 21st

9:30am Registration begins.

10:45am Registration ends.

10:45am Boaters meeting.

11:15am Floaters depart to set up safety, take pictures, shoot footy. We will coordinate where these folks will be stationed at the boaters meeting.

12 (HIGH NOON) : Mass start kayak, (8.5 ft or less)

12:05pm Mass start R4 raft

12:10pm Mass start catarafts

12:15pm Mass start whatever is left.

12:45pm Cataraft Rodeo following the end of the race.

1:45pm Arrive at High Bridge take out for quick load and shuttle back up to the cabin for race results and awards.

3pm Awards and chillin at the cabin

Finish Line is now set up... it is located approximately 1 mi downstream of Climax
NRS banner are hung up on each side of the river to designate where each race category will end.


  1. Sounds like a hoot! I'll try to convince the wife make the trip!

  2. This is something really good because I like getting risk in those rivers, what I do is taking my generic viagra and after that I get a courage you can't figure out, you should try it.