salmon river

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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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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OTT Outdoor Adventure Reads Anything Worth Doing: A True Story of Adventure, Friendship and Tragedy on the incredible Salmon River In her 2012 National Outdoor Book Award winner Anything Worth Doing, Jo Deurbrouck tells the story of the famed Idahoan boatman Clancy Reece and his protégé Jon Barker, “two men…

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Matt’s Home for the Next Three Weeks Like migratory birds, nomadic herders and the transient homeless, the perennial season’s end sets many a river guide roving. Hence, the inspiration for our new Where’s  Your Guide? series. For our first installment, Matt “The Rock” Weiseth. Matt Doing ‘Matt Stuff’ This past…

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When I think of summer, obviously rafting comes to the front of my mind.  However, summer also brings to mind barbecues with friends and nights sitting around the campfire.  It’s not summer without great food enjoyed with good friends, while enjoying a pint or three of some delicious ale.   So for…

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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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When you are rafting on the Rogue, Salmon, Klamath, or Umpqua rivers it’s important you take care of your feet. Below is a list of the leading whitewater footwear that you would want to bring on a guided rafting vacation. If you click on the image it will take you…

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