Lisa and I, Don Boucher, are a car-free couple. This Saturday we took a trip from Corvallis to Albany on our compact, lightweight rafts. The rafts easily fit into a backpack and the paddles collapse. We float to Albany and take the Linn-Benton Loop bus home.
See here for our nature sightings (with photos).
Last year we took 5 days to float from Corvallis to Salem and took the train home. It was one of the best vacations we ever had!