This course introduces students to the sport of multi- day whitewater rafting. An emphasis is placed on learning the techniques of navigating a raft safely through whitewater and the logistics of planning a multi-day rafting trip on a remote river. Students will get to experience a two-day trip on the Wallowa and Grande Ronde rivers. The scenery on this 45-mile run is characterized by basalt terraces and open forests that provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Sightings of elk, deer, and even the occasional bear are common. This section of river is designated Wild and Scenic and a long stretch of the trip is through roadless wildlands. Offered Spring Term.