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Join us on a remote expedition down 22 miles of the Wenaha river in Oregon's Blue Mountains where we encounter low water, log-jams and the blackened forest burned by the Grizzly Bear fire of 2015. We'll take you outdoors to a preschool with no buildings and visit with Erl McLaughlin of Enterprise, a wheat rancher, who spends his winters collecting and refurbishing tractors of every shape and size.

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Wenaha River Packrafting

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 8:30 p.m.

A multi-day packrafting expedition through the heart of the little-known Wenaha wilderness.

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Outdoor Preschool

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Forest kindergartens are schools without buildings.

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Tractor Museum

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Enterprise rancher Erl McLaughlin's museum is a diamond in the rough.

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Major Support Provided By: Dorothy D. Gage

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

Special thanks for support by: The Roundhouse Foundation, Jon and Nancy Decherd, Bonnie and Peter Reagan