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 | 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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Orange Torpedo Tripping the NW Creeking Competition With summer fast approaching, Orange Torpedo Trips Guide Priscilla Macy decided it time to get back in the Torp for some pre-season training. So, off she went to the 2014 Northwest Creeking Competition–held this April 12th and 13th on the East Fork of…

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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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The Night Is Darkest Before Dawn A Look Downstream at the Wild & Scenic Rogue River Canyon Despite what can only be called an abnormally warm and dry Winter for Southern Oregon, recent assessments by officials charged with managing water in the Rogue Basin offer good reason for optimism, if not outright…

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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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