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High Country Expeditions Rafting & Fishing Co.

Welcome Boaters! Thank you for choosing High Country Expeditions.

This is a confirmation for a half-day rafting trip on the McKenzie River.
Name of party: ****
Number of people: 6
Trip date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Type of trip: McKenzie PM Upper 1/2 Day
Trip meeting time: 1:15 PM
Deposit paid: $201.00   
Balance: $201.00

MEETING LOCATION IS OPTION #1, THE MCKENZIE GENERAL STORE OFFICE. UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED!!

CANCELLATION POLICY: A minimum $25Êcancellation fee applies to all day trip reservations confirmed 30 days prior to the trip start date. ÊNo refunds for cancellations made within 48 hrs of any scheduled day trip. Any rescheduling within 48 hours of the trip will result in a $25 fee. Scheduled participants that do not show up the day of the trip will be charged in full.ÊWe do not offer any refunds after your trip has been rescheduled. ÊAdditional cancellation restrictions apply to multi-day trips. Please contact our office for full cancellation policy. Please call early if you need to cancel or reschedule a reservation!

SURCHARGE: A USFS & BLM federal land use & a fuel/carbon surcharge fee is of $5.00 per person is added to all river trips located on federal lands.

GUEST PARKING: Due to extreme parking constraints at the HCE / McKenzie General Store office. Please park just west of the store (Hwy side) at the McKenzie Christian Church parking lot (the furthest west lot with the basketball hoops). The church is located 200 yards frm the store. For Belknap Hot Springs guest pick-ups, we meet at the Belknap overflow parking lot, located to the left and right of the main entry (a gravel parking lot). Guest staying at the resort will also be picked up at this location, not at the lodge (this is per Belknap, due to parking constraints). Please call us if you have any questions or special needs.

Option #1; Meet at our new McKenzie Bridge office located within the McKenzie Bridge General Store complex courtyard setting. Please park on the Highway side of the store. (The address is 91837 Taylor Rd McKenzie Bridge - McKenzie General Store, directly off of Hwy 126)

Option #2; Meet at the Belknap Hot Springs overflow parking lot. Located at the entrance to t the resort on either the left or right side of the access road. (we have changed this due to the popularity of Belknap Hot Springs and the limited amount of parking.

MEETING TIME: Afteroon day trips meet at our McKenzie General Store complex courtyard location at 1:10 pm, and at Belknap Hot Springs overflow parking lot at 1:30'sh pm. Drivers cannot wait more then 15 minutes, unless prior arrangements have been made!). **The desired meeting location must decided upon 24hrs prior to the trip!**

GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE please arrive 15 minutes earlier (9:15am) to avoid the rush at trip check-in.

IMPORTANT DETAILS: Please call or email us at least 48 hrs prior to your trip with SHIRT, HEIGHT AND SHOE SIZES. For those age 12 and under, we additionally need age and approximate height and weight. Please let us know of any special needs you or anyone in your party may have. If the air temperature is below 80F we will provide wetsuits at no additional charge - but we must have sizes in advance!

DIRECTIONS & TRAVEL DETAILS: Driving Times: PortlandÉ3 hrs. Eugene/SpringfieldÉ1hr. BendÉ1.25 hrs. SalemÉ2.00 hrs. ¥AIRPORTS: CommercialÉRedmond & Eugene PrivateÉMcKenzie Bridge

From Eugene / Springfield / Portland From I-5, heading north, take East 194a or I-105 or Highway 126 East toward Springfield.

From I-5, heading south, take Exit 194a to I-105 or Highway 126 East.

From Eugene/Springfield To McKenzie General Store Courtyard complex office: Stay on I-105 Eastbound until you reach the second light, this is an major intersection, which is where I-105 intersects with Highway 126. Get into the left lane and take a left onto Highway 126 (follow the signs to the "McKenzie river Recreation area.) Once on Highway 126 in Springfield travel for Approx. 50 miles. Once you enter the town of McKenzie Bridge and the speed limit changes to 45mph look for the McKenzie General Store on the right hand side. Our office is located within their courtyard complex in a modern style shipping container office.

From Eugene/Springfield To Belknap: Stay on I-105 Eastbound until you reach the second light, this is an major intersection, which is where I-105 intersects with Highway 126. Get into the left lane and take a left onto Highway 126 (follow the signs to the "McKenzie river Recreation area.) Once on Highway 126 in Springfield travel for Approx. 55 miles. 4 miles past the town of McKenzie Bridge you will pass the junction of Oregon Scenic Highway 242, approx. 1/2 past this junction (still on HWY 126) you will see signs for Belknap Hot Springs. Follow the signs and take a left onto North Belknap Springs Road -

From Bend / Sisters / Redmond To McKenzie General Store Courtyard complex office: Travel West on Highway 22 and pass over Santiam Pass, follow the signs for Eugene / Springfield, Take a left onto Hwy 20 and then another left onto Hwy126 (These are well marked). Once on Highway 126 follow the mile markers (which start at mile 1 as soon as Hwy126 begins). You will pass the junction of Hwy 242, the pass the USFS ranger station. Once entering the town of McKenzie Bridge, the speed limit will change to 45mph. Imideietly after crossing the McKenzie River at the McKenzie Bridge look to your left and you'll see the McKenzie General Store complex. Our office is located within their courtyard complex in a modern style shipping container office.

From Bend / Sisters / Redmond To Belknap: Travel West on Highway 22 and pass over Santiam Pass, follow the signs for Eugene / Springfield, Take a left onto Hwy 20 and then another left onto Hwy126 (These are well marked). Once on Highway 126 follow the mile markers (which start at mile 1 as soon as Hwy126 begins) to mile 18 1/2 and you will see signs for Belknap Hot Springs. Follow the signs and take a right onto N. Belknap Springs Road - once on N. Belknap Springs Rd. follow for approx. 1/2 mile to the main lodge parking lot. Our office is located just to the left of the main lodge entrance.


CAUTION! This is an exrtemely winding road not recommended for Motor-home or Travel trailer usage!

Follow the signs from Sister to Highway 242 and follow it for approx. 40 miles to the junction of Highway 126. There take a left to the McKenzie General Store complex office or a right to the Belknap overflow parking lot meet. Onto Highway 126 and travel for approx. 1/2 mile. Follow the signs to Belknap and take a left onto Belknap Springs Road - Follow the directions above to the designated meeting location.

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APPAREL SIZING
SIZE         HEIGHT            WEIGHT   
Y-XS       3'11"-4'1"        55-65
Y-S          4'0"-4'2"          60-70
Y-M        4'3"-4'4"          65-75
Y-L          4'4"-4'7"         70-80
Y-XL       4'6"-4'8"         75-85
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XS           4'11-5'3           80-150     
S            5'2-5'6           100-130   
M            5'5-5'8           125-160   
L             5'7-6'0          150-190   
XL           5'10-6'2          180-205   
XXL          6'1-6'4           195-220   
3XL          6'3-6'5           215-230   
4XL-5XL over             230-450
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Some "Grizzly" options are available for the XL and above with a front Zipper - just request a Grizzly w/ your size     


IMPORTANT TIPS: We will provide all of the life jackets, boating equipment, paddling instructions, river safety talk and shuttle service back to your vehicle. We will also provide westsuits, splash gear and booties on cooler days IF we have your sizes in advance.

We recommend synthetic river-wear, hats, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen for the river trips. COTTON and DENIM CLOTHING NOT RECOMMENDED. Feel free to bring your own beverages (no glass containers, please!) A dry bag is available on each trip to keep essential personal belongings safe and dry.

HCE has hats, souvenir T-shirts and eyewear retainers available for purchase at our Belknap Resort office.

McKenzie Valley area interest: McKenzie General Store Take advantage of this perfectly placed general store, 5 miles from Belknap while exploring the McKenzie River area. Grab cold refreshments, snacks, souveniers for your trip or ice cream at the end of a long day traversing the trails. Offering a variety of general grocery items, bulk foods, with a focus on natural, local organic products including an amazing beer and wine selection. Small gift shop.

McKenzie Obsidian Grill Located at McKenzie General Store 5 miles from Belknap. The Obsidian grill offers an amazing aray of menu items. From Wild caught fresh salmon dishes, locally sourced Burgers, lots of vegitarian options and much more. All meals at the MGS Grill are created on site, meats and produce are always from the Pacific Nortwest. The Grill offers a wonderfull family, Mountain bike, rafter friendly private courtyard and inside seating with beer and wine by the glass. It's the absolute best place on the McKenzie to come and enjoy a great meal, have a drink and talk about the days adventoures. Open 11:30 - 9:30 and 11:30 - 10:00 on weekends.

Local Real Estate information Windermere Real Estate; John Gray & Jessica Adelt, father & daughter realtor team with unmatched local knowledge in the upper McKenzie River Valley. Here to help you live the dream! John 541-255-5486, Jessica 541-525-6485. mckenziehomesandland.com

If you have any further questions or are interested in lodging and/or dining in the McKenzie Valley, please feel free to contact us at 1-888-461-7238, check out our web page at www.HighCountryExpeditions.com, or visit us at our resort office at Belknap Resort & Hot Springs on Belknap Springs Road.

Thank you again for choosing High Country Expeditions. We look forward to sharing a wonderful river experience with you!

Sincerely, Your Guides at High Country Expeditions

High Country Expeditions 91837 Taylor Road McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413 541.822.8288