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The Remote, Spectacular Middle Owyhee River

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Take a spectacular journey on a river rafted by only a handful of boaters each year. Why? Because it’s as difficult to get to as it is to run. Slicing through the steepest volcanic rock canyon in the country, the Middle Owyhee’s whitewater is surprisingly rough. On this four-day trip, not everyone gets through Halfmile Rapid unscathed, so the group decides to make a grueling portage past Widowmaker, one of the most dangerous rapids in Oregon.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Ed Jahn

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Momentum River Expedition
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Middle Owyhee River; Fish Hatchery Lab; Anthony Lakes Skiing (1805)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1805
Original Broadcast: November 3, 2006