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OPB’s Oregon Field Guide Premieres Oct. 6 With Adventure Paddleboarders on the John Day River


OPB’s weekly local television series Oregon Field Guide will premiere Thursday, October 6 with a stand-up paddleboarding adventure down the John Day, the longest undammed river in Oregon. On a four-day excursion through the scenic wilderness, expert Paul Clark shows the Field Guide team why “Adventure SUP” is a great way to travel.  

Next, the episode goes behind the scenes of “Discovering Valhalla: Oregon’s Hidden Gorge,” the Oregon Field Guide special that explored a beautiful canyon full of waterfalls and unusual rock features in the Mount Jefferson Wilderness Area. In this look at the making of that special, viewers will get a better sense of the scope of the expedition and just how many people it took to capture Valhalla on film.  

The show concludes with a visual tour of forests and waterfalls along North Fork Lewis River in southern Washington.  

Oregon Field Guide’s season premiere airs Thursday, October 6 at 8:30 p.m. on OPB TV and online at watch.opb.org. For more information, visit opb.org/fieldguide.    

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About Oregon Field Guide 

 Entering its 28th season, Oregon Field Guide is a valuable source of information about outdoor recreation, ecological issues, natural resources and travel destinations across the Northwest region. Oregon Field Guide airs on OPB Thursday evenings at 8:30 p.m. and repeats on Sundays at 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. In Eastern Oregon Mountain Time, the program airs on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.

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