white water rafting

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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Last winter a collection of Orange Torpedo Trips guides and want to be “legends” headed back to the East Fork of the Lewis river in southern Washington to try running a 20+ ft waterfall in an Orange Torpedo Tahiti. 2 years ago Chewy tried and failed as shown in the…

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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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Changes in OTT I’ve been thinking lately about the changes in Orange Torpedo Trips over the last almost 40 years that I have guided. Our basic philosophy and procedures are the same as ever, but I have seen huge changes in the equipment that we use. In 1972, our boats…

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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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Last summer one of our guides took his family on a 3 day rafting trip down the Rogue River. The pictures were so great I asked Jason to write up something about the experience for the blog followers to read. Jason has been guiding with us for over a decade…

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I asked Mike, AKA “captain skirt, the great one, OG (old guy)………,” to share some of his Rogue River knowledge with the blog readers. Mike decided to share about his favorite time of year to raft the Rogue River. Mike is going into his 38th year guiding for Orange Torpedo…

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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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A rafting trip down the Main Salmon River is the vacation of a lifetime so it’s important to make sure you book the right trip, with the right company, at the right time, with the right options. Here is a guide to help make sure you find exactly what you…

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