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Why Crater Lake is Awesome (in the true sense of that word) 1. It’s deep water, Brother. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States (in terms of maximum depth). Crater Lake is deepest lake in the Western Hemisphere (in terms of average depth). Crater Lake is the seventh deepest…

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Guides’ First Rivers Series River guides are notorious storytellers. And whether they be true or tall or somewhere in-between, the stories we tell about the river are a part and reflection of our own story. They are a part of who we are and we will be. (Deep water, brother…) So,…

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OTT Featured Friend | March 2014 Laurie F.   What trips/rivers have you run with OTT?   Lower Salmon – 2011; Rogue River – 2012 & 2013; Sun Koshi, Nepal – 2013; and I already signed up for the Klamath 2014 Hotshot trip   *I bought my own IK–not as…

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Guides’ First Rivers Series River guides are notorious storytellers. And whether they be true or tall, the stories we tell about the river are a part and reflection of our own story. They are a part of who we are and who we will be (deep water, brother…). So, in…

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With Spring around the corner, conversation around here has started to turn to snowmelt, rainfall, and the prospect of Big Water. Definitions: What it is! OTT Guide Matt Weiseth bombing into Ikes Falls on our 2013 Klamath Hotshot Season Starter The question is: what constitutes Big Water? Not surprisingly, there…

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In this weeks edition of a guides first rafting trip our General Manager and fellow river guide shares how the Rogue River and an old Willie boat live deep into the traditions of his family. The Generations of a Willie Boat By Erik Weiseth Nish and Rowan during Rowan’s first…

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  OTT Featured Friend | February 2014 Leigh R.   What trips/rivers have you run with OTT? I’ve run the Umpqua, Klamath, Lower Salmon, the Gold Hill “Nugget Falls” and the Lower Wild and Scenic sections of the Rogue River with Orange Torpedo Trips. What was your first trip/river with OTT?  The Lower…

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  Rafting the Rogue River  For the Hundredth and First Time Ryan, A.K.A. “Hunter,” and son, Ty In 14 seasons of guiding with Orange Torpedo Trips, I have had the opportunity to paddle rivers of incredible beauty, with challenging and exhilarating rapids.  From my home river, the North Umpqua, to the…

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During some recent tunneling through footage, we came across this video time-lapse of N.G. (Erik Weiseth, OTT GM) and Mike Slagle (A.K.A. The Great One), who, after having been called in to help, are here seen setting up a Z-Drag and ultimately retrieving one-unlucky-someones’ boat (not ours!) from the Picket Fence–the crux move in…

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Guides’ First Rivers Series River guides are notorious storytellers. And whether they be true or tall, the stories we tell about the river are a part and reflection of our own story. They are a part of who we are and who we will be (deep water, brother…). So, in…

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