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We head to the raw splendor of the John Day canyon with adventurous stand-up paddleboarders. Then behind the scenes of our largest, most dangerous expedition ever. You see just what went into this unparalleled adventure of discovery as we travel deep into the wilderness and a visual tour of forest and waterfalls along the Lewis River.

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local | NW Life | News | Water | Recreation | Oregon Field Guide

John Day River Paddleboarding

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 midnight

A stand-up paddleboard adventure down the John Day River, the longest undammed river in Oregon.

Environment | Land | NW Life | local | Oregon Field Guide

Valhalla Behind The Scenes

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 midnight

Field Guide takes you behind the scenes as we head into the Oregon wilderness in search of a hidden geologic wonder.

Environment | Water | Flora and Fauna | local | NW Life | Recreation | Oregon Field Guide

North Fork Lewis River Photo Essay

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 midnight

A visual journey of the forests and waterfalls of the upper north fork Lewis River.

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Major Support Provided By:
William K. Blount Family
Carol and Velma Saling Foundation

Additional Support Provided By:
Coit Family Foundation
Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird
Christine and David Vernier
Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by:
The Roundhouse Foundation, Nonnie Cole, Barbara Emily Knudsen Charitable Foundation, Bonnie and Peter Reagan, Dr. Andrew McIvor and Dr. Maura Conlon McIvor