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First Rivers | An OTT Guide Series | Initiated on the Stan by “Stich”

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, in…

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Why Inflatable Kayak – Orange Torpedo Trips

Why Inflatable Kayak By Mike Slagle AKA – “the Great One” AKA – “Old Man River” When Jerry Bentley founded Orange Torpedo Trips in 1969, he pioneered a mode of river travel that would forever alter whitewater boating. Paddlers of his orange inflatable kayaks discovered an experience more rewarding and…

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River Wisdom Wednesday | Mark Twain

River Wisdom Wednesday | 04.16.2014     Orange Torpedo Trips’ General Manager, Erik (“N.G.”) snapped this shot of himself with OTT guide Aaron Lieberman and their fellow Nepalese guides from atop–what can most generously be called–a mechanically suspect Jeep just minutes after pulling away from the takeout for the Sun…

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