Umpqua River Canoe Trip
July 15, 1982
Left Eugene at 8:15 a.m. with 6 people, 3 canoes, and one trailer
with motorcycle towed or carried by a corn-binder 6 pac.
We drove I-5 to Sutherlin where we left the freeway on the road to
A few miles below Umpqua to a county gravel bar a mile upstream from
Mac Brown Park.
There is one rapid below the gravel bar and a bigger rapid at the park.
We spent the day canoeing this mile and a quarter part of the Umpqua River,
loading and unloading canoes and motorcycling back to get the truck.
We had a picnic in the park at noon.
We drove home the way we came after a stop in Umpqua for ice cream and
pop, arriving in Eugene at 5:30 p.m.
Canoers were Jonathan and Laura Bates, Henry Davies, Leona Mattson
and leaders Bill and Donna Eimstad.