rafting

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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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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    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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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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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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