The official mascot of Oregon’s 150th Birthday, Seski the Sasquatch, has been hard at work completing his Oregon 150 Challenge. While Seski isn’t eligible to win one of the Grand Oregon Tours, he still wanted to get to get to know Oregon a bit better and complete the challenge.

His first feat? A Hellgate Jetboat Excursion.

Seski looks carefree and relaxed, but we happen to know that he was a wee bit nervous about his jetboat ride. He sent us the following messages on Twitter.

Seski get nervous for Jetboat in Grants Pass. Not natural habitat and not like wet fur.

It turned out to be alright for Seski, after his ride, he told us this:

Seski survive… barely. Seski need nap from adrenaline rush. Lots of new friends. Content!

We’re proud of Seski for facing his fears and hopping on that jetboat! He’s fulfilled the Outdoorsy Stuff requirement and now only needs to go to four more places to be designated an Official Oregonian!

So, tell us.. Where should Seski go next? Want to follow Seski as he completes the rest of his challenge? Follow him on Twitter, or become his Friend on Facebook!

about author Rhiannon West Chamberlain

Rhiannon is a native Oregonian who grew up exploring the nooks and crannies of the Oregon Coast and daydreaming in Powell’s City of Books. She now lives in NE Portland with her husband and her new baby boy and looks forward to teaching him to love Oregon as much as she does. Rhiannon attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State University, where she studied Journalism and Mass Media. She claims to ‘bleed green’ and happily cheers for both the Ducks and the Vikings every chance she gets. In her free time, Rhiannon enjoys sipping Oregon Pinot, finding new restaurants, bargain hunting and trying new recipes – sometimes successfully. She has a child-like enthusiasm for trying new things and rediscovering old ones – such as skee-ball, mini golf, and big slides.

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