river trips

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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With Spring around the corner, conversation around here has started to turn to snowmelt, rainfall, and the prospect of Big Water. Definitions: What it is! OTT Guide Matt Weiseth bombing into Ikes Falls on our 2013 Klamath Hotshot Season Starter The question is: what constitutes Big Water? Not surprisingly, there…

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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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