adventure

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 | 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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Support Wilderness Experiences, Support Your Values For those of us with access–that is, with means, know-how and opportunity–the potential therapeutic effects wilderness and wilderness adventure are more or less apparent. So, too, is an understanding of the way in which these can serve as catalysts for an individuals’ personal healing and…

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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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What TLC didn’t realize is sometimes waterfalls chase you. Orange Torpedo Trips River Guides living up the Offseason on the East Fork of the Lewis River, WA. Learn about our summer commercial trips at http://www.orangetorpedo.com/oregon-rafting/. [Music: Waterfalls, by TLC. (C) 1994 LaFace Records LLC]

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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Guides’ First Rivers Special International Edition 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. So, in this…

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Spirit Falls, Little White Salmon River, WA In this quote, David Brower speaks perfectly to something we so often confront–both on the river and in our everyday lives. It is, it seems, a Call to Adventure, an exhortation to step outside of what is comfortable. He entreats, or reminds, us to be…

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