Zach Urness Visits the Illinois River
The Statesman Journal reporter took a whitewater rafting journey on Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Illinois River, and has the photos to prove it. The Illinois is highly regarded for its rapids, and is considered a challenge for even world-class boaters. https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/travel/outdoors/2017/02/15/illinois-river-rafting-green-wall-oregon-rogue-kayaking/97949480/
Updated Tide Tables and River Conditions Links
The Cascades Paddlers River Conditions Page, a handy list of links featuring river and environmental conditions reports, has been updated. A link to NOAA’s tide prediction services is particularly timely, as 2020 is the last year the agency will publish tide table books. Meanwhile, NOAA’s page offering sun and moon tables is currently unavailable, so the link has been changed to provide the Sunrise-Sunset.org‘s tables.
MIT Researchers Untangle Knot Mysteries
Knowing your knots is a basic boating and outdoor skill. But which is the best knot in a given situation? Scientists and mathematicians at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have made recent progress in definitively identifying which knot has the best characteristics for a given application. SciTechDaily reports: https://scitechdaily.com/what-exactly-makes-one-knot-better-than-another-has-not-been-well-understood-until-now/