As we’ve mentioned before on this blog, our friend Greg Hatten, the WoodenBoat adventurer, is floating some of our country’s National Parks as part of the centennial celebration of the National Park Service. For this trip, he invited along Seth Patterson, an avid sportsman and photographer who happens to work at Pendleton. Greg is an accomplished … Continue reading Greg Hatten’s Woodenboat Adventures: Rainier National Park’s Waterways
Our friend Greg Hatten, the WoodenBoat adventurer, is floating some of our country’s National Parks as part of the centennial celebration of the National Park Service. Greg is an accomplished guide and fisherman who splits his time between Missouri and Oregon. He is happiest on the river in his wooden drift boat, the Portola. Greg’s … Continue reading Greg Hatten’s WoodenBoat Adventures: Yellowstone Lake
Our friend Greg Hatten writes about his “home water,” Oregon’s McKenzie River. Greg uses our Yakima Camp blankets and National Park Series blankets on his expeditions. You can learn more about the Parks and the blankets they have inspired here. But for now, just enjoy a trip on the river with Greg. The McKenzie River in the … Continue reading Canvas & Wool on the McKenzie by Greg Hatten
Greg Hatten is our guest blogger today. Usually he writes about heart-stopping whitewater river journeys in his wooden boat, the Portola. Today’s post is about another kind of adventure, and it’s more heart-tugging than heart-stopping. We hope you enjoy it. My youngest daughter and her serious boyfriend, Josh, took an Oregon river ride in my … Continue reading Greg Hatten and a Wooden Boat Proposal
Enjoy this, out third and last guest post from Greg–for this trip, anyway. Nighttime in the Grand Canyon adds another dimension to darkness for me. Photo by Nate Pickens Towering walls rise up almost a mile above the Colorado River to touch the night sky, soft sand wraps around our sleeping bags in a warm … Continue reading Night in the Canyon by Greg Hatten
Time for another guest post from our friend Greg Hatten, in which he replicates a run from the 1962 trek down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. This one is exciting, so hold on. We scout the big ones – the ones you can hear for a half mile before you can see – … Continue reading Running a Rapid in the Grand Canyon by Greg Hatten
We mention Greg on this blog fairly often. He’s a wooden boat crafter and enthusiast, and he’s also just a great guy with infectious enthusiasm and tremendous knowledge of the rivers and byways of the American West. It was amazing enough that wooden boats ran the the Grand Canyon in 1962; it was just as … Continue reading Greg Hatten says Hello.
Enjoy a guest post from our friend Greg Hatten about his further adventures with canvas and wool as he takes his wooden boat down some of the most beautiful and challenging rivers of the west. The wild and scenic section of the Rogue River in southwestern Oregon is a national treasure. It’s a 35 mile stretch … Continue reading Canvas and Wool on the Rogue by Greg Hatten
Dear Friends at Pendleton; Our first day on the Colorado started with a river rat breakfast, a ranger briefing of the do’s and dont’s of the Grand Canyon National Park, and a final equipment check before pushing off from Lee’s Ferry in the late morning sun on a beautiful March day in the canyon. The … Continue reading Canvas and Wool: Greg Hatten’s Grand Adventure, A Letter From Greg
On Wednesday, March 21, Greg Hatten and company left Springfield, Oregon to start a Grand Adventure; the recreation of a historically significant trip on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in boats that “linked” Oregon to the history of river running through that National Park.