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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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First River Rafting Trips – 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. So, in this…

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    Owyhee River – Oregon There’s this river… Owyhee River BLM Signage  …Not many have run it, and the odds are you’ve never heard of it. Because of its remoteness. Though it courses over 346 miles, through Northern Nevada, Southwest Idaho and Southeast Oregon, it’s among the more remote commercially…

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From Left to Right: Josh Makepeace (P.B.), Geoff Stewart (D-Dubs), Richard Alves (Pretty Richard), and Aaron Lieberman (Highside) A story of wintertime kayaking on the rivers of Oregon Recently, Me and three close friends–including OTT guides Josh Makepeace (photo left) and Richard Alves (center right), and OTT honorary fellow Geoff…

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So, How Do You Like the New Boats ? In July of 2011, Orange Torpedo Trips unveiled the new “torpedo”.  Several years in development, it represented a break from the past 40 years of using Sevylor Tahitis in our whitewater rafting adventures. Many of our returning guests are eager to know…

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Jerry Bentley was an unlikely pioneer of whitewater rafting on the Rogue River. A California transplant, he worked in the financial industry before getting the vision to start Orange Torpedo Trips in 1969. Jerry had a great passion for OTT and our “uniqueness”.  His vision to create the first company…

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On a whitewater rafting trip with Orange Torpedo Trips, you are likely to hear the guides ( and returning guests) “cussing and discussing” rapids they have run. Here’s a short list of my personal favorites. Rogue River Wildcat Rapids (Class III): Wildcat is an enjoyable rapid at any flow. Long…

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“This is still the place, that we all call home” –Dierks Bentley As I prepare for my 41st season as a whitewater rafting guide, I reflect back on those places and on those rivers of the West that I still call home. At the top of the list are the…

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