River Advice/Skills

  • Main Salmon River - Guide favorite rapids

    Main Salmon River - Guide favorite rapids

    The Main Salmon River in Idaho is one of the premier whitewater rafting trips in the country. A big part of what makes it amazing is the whitewater and our guides are excited to share their four favorite rapids. Keep reading ›

  • Your cell phone, the oppressor - It’s time to escape!

    Your cell phone, the oppressor - It’s time to escape!

    At Orange Torpedo Trips we staunchly believes that the most memorable and rejuvenating vacations are those where screen time is traded for real-time, tangible experiences. Here’s some of the reasons why we believe the best vacation is the one where the boss can’t reach you and your kids escape screens. Keep reading ›

  • Why you should inflatable kayak the river

    Why you should inflatable kayak the river

    Orange Torpedo Trips puts you at the helm of your adventure, empowering you to navigate our dynamic waters. Our approach ensures that every paddle stroke is not just a move through the water but a step towards greater self-confidence and empowerment Keep reading ›

  • Food on the river - What do meals look like?

    At Orange Torpedo Trips, we believe that the meals we serve are an integral part of the adventure. Not only do they fuel your body for the day’s activities, but they also provide a moment to gather, share experiences, and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding you. Each dish, from sunrise breakfasts to starlit dinners, is crafted with care, enhancing your connection to the outdoors and those you’re adventuring with. Keep reading ›

  • 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 ›