Rafting on the Deschutes
Last weekend we organized thirteen of our friends to head out to Maupin, Oregon for a day of white water rafting down the Deschutes River. The day started out around 8:00 with VooDoo Donuts thanks to Jeff and Jessica. To add to our sugar and caffein high we stopped at Joes Donuts in Sandy. We arrived in Maupin around 10:30 for a short bus ride up the river to our launch point. Larry and Linden were our guides for the day. Having two rafts in the 85 degree sun led to MANY high spirited water cannon fights. Around 1:00 we stopped at a river side park in Maupin for a great grilled burger lunch and some time in the sun to dry out. After lunch we jumped back in our rafts for more white water adrenaline. Along the way we stopped to jump in and float down a river shoot. It was a lot of fun to just float along in the white water. We ended at about 3:30, loaded back into the short bus and checked out all the professional photos at the ice cream shop. On our drive back to Portland we stopped for a drink and vista at Timberline lodge on Mt. Hood. It was a great day with friends and one of the many highlights to this past summer. Can’t wait to do it again.