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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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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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The Forest Service just notified us that the log on the North Umpqua River which was entirely blocking Pinball rapid has been removed. The log was placed during the high water earlier in the year and remained until removed this last weekend. Until recently the rapid had still been navigable…

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With so many vacation options available how do you even know what you’re looking for. Here are 4 reasons why this summer a rafting vacation is the vacation you need. 1 . Adventure: When was your last vacation that had true adventure. Adventure which required something of you, something you…

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Rafting the Main Salmon River in Idaho just became more affordable. To celebrate our 40th summer paddling rivers around the world we have decided to lower the price of our most adventurous trip by $350 a person. The all-inclusive 5 day Main Salmon rafting trip with 1 night in a…

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Idaho’s Salmon River is home to some of the best whitewater rafting in the United States. It’s the best for a collection of reasons: spectacular rapids, un-matched scenery, exciting history, and unique remoteness. These things add together making a rafting trip down the Main or Lower Salmon an experience of…

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