Don McCune Library

River Rafting 1

River Rafting 1
80 minutes - $24.95

This DVD includes the two programs described below.

Grande Ronde Float Trip
30 minutes - 1976

Rising in the Wallowa Mountains of northeast Oregon, the Grande Ronde River travels 30 miles before joining the Snake River, passing through an area of early exploration and settlement. Weather and whitewater rapids turn this raft float trip adventure into an exercise in survival. Originally aired under the KOMO title “Grande Ronde Adventure”.

Float Trip - Tatshenshini River Part 1 & 2
50 minutes - 1979

The swift channels of the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers transport raft riders from the Yukon Territory to the North Pacific Ocean on a 10-day, 185-mile journey through a wilderness land of glaciers, grizzly bears, bald eagles and wild flowers, surrounded by the lofty peaks of the St. Elias and Mt. Fairweather mountain ranges. Stunning scenery culminates at a spot where 21 glaciers can be seen at one time!

Here's an excerpt from the program by writer/narrator Don McCune: “Starting at Dalton Post, our target was the Tatshenshini River that rises in the wilderness of the Yukon Territory, lives for 100 miles in British Columbia, and after merging with the Alsek River, enters the Alaska Panhandle and winds up in the Pacific Ocean. A month ago I couldn't even pronounce it. The Tatshenshini is one of the ten most exciting float trip rivers in the world. ” Originally aired under the KOMO title “Tatshenshini” Part 1 & 2."