whitewater

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, in…

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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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Let It Rain! Updated data from the National Water and Climate Center (NWCC) puts snowpack and anticipated streamflow forecasts for Idaho’s Salmon River basin at roughly 116% of average, which should make for some first-rate whitewater on our Main Salmon and Lower Salmon River Trips this coming 2014 season. According to NWCC…

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What TLC didn’t realize is sometimes waterfalls chase you. Orange Torpedo Trips River Guides living up the Offseason on the East Fork of the Lewis River, WA. Learn about our summer commercial trips at http://www.orangetorpedo.com/oregon-rafting/. [Music: Waterfalls, by TLC. (C) 1994 LaFace Records LLC]

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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So, How Do You Like the New Boats ? In July of 2011, Orange Torpedo Trips unveiled the new “torpedo”.  Several years in development, it represented a break from the past 40 years of using Sevylor Tahitis in our whitewater rafting adventures. Many of our returning guests are eager to know…

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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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