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Buckle Rash, Ashland’s hottest up-and-coming musical group will be putting on a high-energy show, beginning with a special guest artist, at 9 pm at Alex’s tonight. Comprised of rhythm guitarist and vocalist Aaron Reed, lead guitarist Clay Baker, bassist T.J. Eilers and drummer Oscar Matallana, Buckle Rash is offering butt-kickin country & rock in Southern Oregon. Local washboard percussionist Chari Weatherford will be joining in on the fun as well. Buckle Rash has gigs booked all the way into September, with shows at the main campground at the Oregon Country Fair, the Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland, The Hemp Expo, and The Barter Fair. “If you’re into a beer drinkin’, hard-dancin’ good time, head on down to Alex’s for tonight’s hootenanny!” says T.J Eilers.
Open to all 21 and over able to pay the $5 cover at the door. Music will go until 1 am, or until the cops shut it down.
Many of the West’s best whitewater rafting rivers are dry, but not the “U.K.”
A dry winter and spring has left many of the West’s most popular whitewater rafting rivers in a sad state: they are too low to raft. An abnormally warm spring has kept whitewater enthusiasts and outfitters glued to snow reports – which have reported snow packs as low as 15% of normal in the Southern Sierras. “The further south you go, the less snow and water there is,” says Will Volpert, owner of Ashland, Oregon’s Indigo Creek Outfitters.
Almost all free-flowing sections of rivers in California will be too low to raft by June 1st. Anyone who hopes to raft one of the West’s best whitewater rivers will have limited options. “Realistically, the Upper Klamath here in Southern Oregon will be ‘the’ rafting trip of choice for those looking for a big whitewater experience,” says Volpert. The dam-controlled Upper Klamath, which historically flows year-round due to daily releases from John C. Boyle Powerhouse, will have raft-able water flows throughout 2013.
“This summer is shaping up to be a perfect confluence of events for the Upper Klamath rafting season,” says Volpert, whose business runs half-day and full-day rafting trips on the Klamath and Rogue rivers. “We are going to have reliable flows throughout the summer on a stretch of river that is absolutely world-class. Considering that many other Class IV rivers are already done for the year, this should be a banner year for visitors rafting the Upper Klamath.”
Upper Klamath rafting trips depart from Ashland, Oregon with a scenic drive on Highway 66 to the river. From the put-in, rafters are treated to continuous Class III and IV rapids, punctuated with a few larger drops. For those interested in learning more about rafting on the Upper Klamath, contact Indigo Creek Outfitters at 541-203-0222 or visit them online at www.IndigoCreekOutfitters.com.
May 18th slated as opening day for Indigo Creek Outfitters
May 7th, 2013 – Ashland, Ore. – Ashland, Oregon rafting tour and vacation company Indigo Creek Outfitters will open their 2013 Rogue River rafting season on May 18th, the company announced today. Southern Oregon rafting outfitters typically offer trips between mid-May and the end of August. Recent warm weather has helped outfitters secure reservations for trips in May. Last year, an unseasonably cold spring slowed early-season bookings.
Indigo Creek Outfitters, which takes its name from a large creek deep within Southern Oregon’s Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area, specializes in half-day whitewater rafting trips on the Rogue River near Gold Hill. The section of river, known to many as the “Nugget-Powerhouse” stretch, offers the closest rafting to Ashland, Oregon. The company is entering its third year in business and has seen a significant increase in early-season reservations compared to last year at this time. Along with rafting trips, Indigo Creek also offers rafting photos that you can take home with you the same day as your trip. “Photos are a great way to hold onto the moments that make your experience memorable” says Emily Berlant, office manager for Indigo Creek Outfitters.
For those interested in booking a whitewater rafting trip near the Ashland area, stop by the rafting center, where trips meet to prepare for their day on the river, located at 130 ‘A’ Street #2B, Ashland, Ore. You can also contact Indigo Creek Outfitters at 541-203-0222 or visit them online at www.IndigoCreekOutfitters.com.
An adventure cycling documentary coming to Ashland on April 3
“Reveal The Path,” a visually stunning adventure documentary that will ignite the dreamer in everyone, will be coming to Ashland at the Meese Auditorium on the Southern Oregon University campus on Wednesday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association and the SOU Mountain Bike Club.
“Reveal The Path” is the followup film from the creators of the wildly popular and award-winning film “Ride The Divide.” The film is an inspirational story of adventure, taking viewers on a 36-day vagabond bike trip to some of the world’s most visually stunning destinations.
Filmed on four continents, “Reveal The Path” features world-class mountain bikers, including Tour Divide founder Matthew Lee, star of “Ride The Divide,” and Kurt Refsnider, 2011 Tour Divide winner.
Sponsored by Salsa Cycles, the full-length feature film explores Europe’s snow-capped mountains, Scotland’s lush valleys, Alaska’s rugged coastal beaches, Nepal’s elevated wonders and Morocco’s high desert landscapes.
Along the way the riders connect with locals who are living modest yet seemingly fulfilling lives, leading the filmmakers to question what it means to live an inspired life – however humble or extravagant.
“This adventure will leave you with an eager desire to chart your own course to faraway lands,” said director Mike Dion, who also co-stars in “Reveal The Path,” as he did in “Ride The Divide.” “Or, simply, you may just want to discover with eyes wide open what is around the next bend.”
Advance tickets to the screening are $10 and are available at www.imathlete.com/ events/revealthepath. SOU’s Meese Auditorium is located in the Center for the Visual Arts building at 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. in Ashland. Tickets the day of the show will be $15 at the door. SOU students can purchase tickets at the door for $10 with a valid SOU student ID.
A chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA), the Rogue Valley Mountain Bike Association is a non-profit organization with the mission to support and advance the interests of all Southern Oregon mountainbikers. The RVMBA was formed to protect and expand trail opportunities for mountain bikers and other users in the Rogue Valley area. For more information, go to www.rvmba.org.
For more information, go to www.revealthepath.com.