Paddling the Willamette River below Eugene can be very rewarding. Especially during the blackberry season, when the banks are full of the sweet and juicy morsels. On a recent trip from Alton Baker Park to Harrisburg we did some picking, taking care not to get pricked too badly.
Once our bucket was full enough, we continued downstream through the swift current and eventually made it to our camp site, one of many lovely cobble bars.
The next morning we went decided to make some blackberry pancakes.