John Hise runs the Middle Fork of the Salmon

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Most of Tumalo Creek’s customers know a love John as a knowledgeable and avid boater who knows every product in the store. He’ll always will go out of his way to make you happy and share everything he knows to help you make the right decision. He’s great at what he does, and we’re lucky to have him!

John is also an amazing whitewater canoer and just finished his first run down the Middle Fork in Idaho. At 2.85 ft., John said the water levels on the river were very friendly for canoeing, while still offering plenty of challenging rapids. His favorite spots were Hell’s Half-mile and The Chutes because they offered continuous Class III.

John also loved the effect that the granite rocks had on the water, creating big fluffy rapids that were easily punchable, as opposed to the unpredictable water produced by lava rock here in Central Oregon.