Zach Collier: My first time visiting the White River was to paddle from White River Crossing to Tygh Valley. I was immediately impressed by the scenery and solitude on a river so close to my home in Hood River. Our group consisted of rafters, kayakers, and stand up paddlers.
The rapids were generally Class III and IV but at the end of the run near Tygh Valley there were some logjams and junky rapids a few of us portaged.
A few weeks later we paddled the section upstream from Keeps Mill to White River Crossing. It was also fun and beautiful and we all especially enjoyed the solitude.