oregon rafting

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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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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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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