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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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Let It Rain! Updated data from the National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) puts snowpack and anticipated streamflow forecasts for Idaho’s Salmon River basin at roughly 116% of average, which should make for some first-rate whitewater on our Main Salmon and Lower Salmon River Trips this coming 2014 season. According to NWCC…

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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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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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Ben Digging Deep, Chetco River, Southwest Oregon Today is Ben’s Birthday. Happy birthday, Ben! He is, therefore, a fitting guide to feature in this week’s installment of our ongoing “Where’s Your Guide” series. This time, we thought we’d break things down by prompt. First: Who’s Ben? Ben Making Breakfast at the…

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Make the Most of Your Salmon “River of No Return” Rafting Trip Although the 2014 season is still a Winter and some Spring away, we’re already getting a good number of bookings for our five-to-six-day Main Salmon “River of No Return” trips. So, in the interest helping our guests to…

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On the Junebug Trail… Junebug Reposing on the Main Salmon, ID This past summer was Junebug’s (A.K.A., Jon Angstadt) first guiding for Orange Torpedo Trips. But he’s no whitewater rookie, nor is he just seasonally interested in rivers. In fact, Junebug might be more stoked on kayaking than just about…

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A 2013 survey administered by the U.S. Travel Association geared toward family members’ views and feelings about vacation and family travel has produced findings, which, while perhaps not revealing anything all that novel or surprising, do offer some important reminders. On the younger end of things, just about every child…

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