Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Orange Torpedo Trips has been running guided rafting trips down the Rogue River since 1969, and other rivers of the west—namely, the North Umpqua, Klamath, and Salmon rivers—for nearly as long (guide legend even holds that my fellow blog contributor, The Great One, Mike Slagle, himself watched as the Rogue was carved from the mountains of Southern Oregon).
Over the years, there has developed a sort of Orange Torpedo guide culture, including an Orange Torpedo Guide vernacular, or guide-speak. For guests, guide-speak can be confusing, and even unintelligible–at least at first. And so, in the interest of giving future and returnee guests of Orange Torpedo a leg up, I thought I’d explain some of the most frequently used guide-speak terms.