My oh my, the Owyhee!

Series: My Sideline View | Story 1

Its name comes from the most unlikely source. The solitude that surrounds it is immense.

And the ever-changing river corridor scenery is, perhaps, unparalleled?

A just right El Niño winter weather pattern where the storm track punishes California sometimes rewards whitewater rafters with both perfect water and weather on Oregon’s Owyhee River.

Flowing 280 miles, the headwaters of this river originate in northern Nevada with the Owyhee’s name derived from an original spelling for Hawaii. The two far-flung areas are connected by stories of Hawaiian trappers from the North West Company who were s...


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