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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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The Author (left) and DK on the Owyhee River “There’s nothing. . .absolutely nothing. . .half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.” -Kenneth Grahme, The Wind in the Willows  Midsummer last season, I was guiding a family of four—mom, dad, son and daughter—down the Wild and…

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After more than 2 decades of work, litigation, contemplation, bickering, arguing, crying, screaming, laughing, and talking, on October 9th, 2009 Savage Rapids Dam was cleared and the Rogue River flowed unabrupted through this area for the first time since 1921, allowing a floatilla of rafts, kayaks, drift boats, and jet…

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This should be a great event up in Portland. If you are in the area you should make an appearance to learn more about and support the causes of Wild and Scenic areas like our beloved Rogue and Salmon River.Sponsored by Patagonia, and hosted by Willamette Riverkeeper, this is theLARGEST…

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Maryhill Winery, winner of the 2009 “Washington Winery of the Year” from Winepress Northwest, and Orange Torpedo Trips have come together to create a rafting trip you will not soon forget. The owners and founders of Maryhill Winery are picking some of their favorite wines and bringing them to share…

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Last summer one of our guides took his family on a 3 day rafting trip down the Rogue River. The pictures were so great I asked Jason to write up something about the experience for the blog followers to read. Jason has been guiding with us for over a decade…

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I asked Mike, AKA “captain skirt, the great one, OG (old guy)………,” to share some of his Rogue River knowledge with the blog readers. Mike decided to share about his favorite time of year to raft the Rogue River. Mike is going into his 38th year guiding for Orange Torpedo…

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