C&K Rogues On The Rogue River

What better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act than to round up a bunch of Canoe & Kayak magazine contributors and test a new breed of whitewater kayak on one of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act’s original rivers?

A poster child for wilderness preservation, northwest Oregon’s Rogue River was one of the original eight rivers included 1968’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Out of 222 rivers nationwide currently on the list, Oregon has 61, more than any other state. While we were learning everything we could about crossover kayaks – whitewater kayaks with storage hatches and retractable skegs — it was teaching us the value of wild rivers.

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