rogue river rafting

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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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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Even when the water is 60+ degrees on the Lower Salmon or the Rogue River, those chilly spring mornings or late afternoon rain storms do occasionally make it a little brisk to be relaxing in a torpedo wearing only a swimsuit and PFD.  There are some tricks to staying warm,…

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