River Advice/Skills

  • Hiking the Rogue River Trail - The best times to go

    Hiking the Rogue River Trail - The best times to go

    Hiking the Rogue River Trail in Oregon is an unforgettable experience.  The trail offers scenic vistas, wildlife, optional lodges, wild-flowers and incredible human history stops making it truly unique in the world of through hikes in the United States. However, to make the most of this journey, timing is key. Here's a guide to the best times of the year to hike the Rogue River Trail, considering weather, trail conditions, and the unique experiences each season offers. ### Spring (Mid-April to June) We love spring on the Rogue River Trail.  The wildflowers are amazing, the green of the... Keep reading ›

  • The Ultimate Group Adventure: Why You Should Book a Rafting Vacation as a Private Charter

    A river trip on rivers like the Rogue River or Salmon River offer a thrilling and memorable experience for groups looking for adventure. But have you considered booking your next whitewater trip as a private charter? Here are the main reasons why a private charter rafting vacation is the perfect choice for your group of friends and family. Keep reading ›

  • Adult Only Rafting Trips - Why go?

    Adult Only Rafting Trips - Why go?

    Adult only rafting trips provide a unique opportunity to get away with like-minded travelers. Here are 5 reasons to consider an adult only trip for your next adventure. Keep reading ›

  • CPAP on a Multi-Day Rafting Trip: Tips and Tricks for a Restful Sleep

    We are regularly asked some version of the question, “is it possible to bring my CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine on my multi-day river trip?”  The answer is yes.  We regularly have folks join us on our trips who need a CPAP machine to enjoy a full night of rest.  Here are some tips we have picked up over the years. Choose a travel-friendly CPAP machine: Select a compact, lightweight, and portable CPAP machine designed for travel. Look for features like quiet operation, long battery life, and easy packing. Some popular options include ResMed AirMini, HDM Z1 Auto Tra... Keep reading ›

  • Unforgettable Summer Adventures: Top Things to Do in McCall, Idaho, Including Thrilling Rafting Experiences

    Authors son Rowan Fishing at a mountain lake near McCall Idaho. Nestled on the southern shore of Payette Lake, McCall, Idaho, is an idyllic destination for a memorable summer vacation. With its charming atmosphere and countless outdoor activities, McCall offers visitors the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. In this blog post, we'll explore the top things to do in McCall, including the exhilarating experience of river rafting. Payette Lake: Dive into Summer Fun Immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters of Payette Lake. With activities such as swimming, boating, kayaking, c... Keep reading ›

  • 7 reasons to sleep under the stars on a rafting trip

    7 reasons to sleep under the stars on a rafting trip

    7 reasons to sleep under the stars when rafting the Rogue or Salmon River. Keep reading ›

  • Precautions when Whitewater Rafting

    Whitewater rafting is a thrilling adventure that can provide hours of excitement for people of all ages. However, there are some basic precautions that should be taken into consideration before embarking on this journey. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the key safety measures that should be observed when whitewater rafting. We will also point out some unsafe practices that are often seen within the beginner’s experience and can lead to potential danger. 2 Important Safety Precautions Wear The Correct Gear One of the most important safety precautions to take when whitewater rafting i... Keep reading ›

  • Why I love our raft supported trail trips on the Rogue and Salmon Rivers

    Over the years I have floated the Salmon and Rogue Rivers more times than I probably dare to count.  These are places where the rocks feel like old friends, pieces of the landscape which bring back memories of great adventures in the past, landmarks which drum up feelings of familiarity and being at home. And yet, one of the other things I love about these incredible river canyons is how much is left to discover, as my first trip down the trail showed me. If rafting the Wild and Scenic Rogue River is an adventure in the familiar for me, I assumed hiking the trail would have a similar fee... Keep reading ›

  • Southern Oregon Adventure Guide

    We have created the ultimate guide to the best Southern Oregon 1-day adventures.  We have embedded the map below of activities.  You can also download our Adventure Catalog that has more details on each of these activities.  Download the Catalog here. Keep reading ›

  • Southern Oregon Family Adventures

    As adventurers with kids we understand how difficult it can be to plan a full vacation with a variety of great activities. As Southern Oregon natives we are sharing some of our secret spots for family adventure.  This list is designed for families who want to get out and explore.  If you believe that great family memories are created exploring this is the list of Southern Oregon adventures you were looking for. Map of Events Below are links to all of the activities listed on the map above.  If you want to get our summary of each event download our Southern Oregon Family Travel packet. ... Keep reading ›