• 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 ›

  • All Women River Trip - What it meant to me

    All Women River Trip - What it meant to me

    We were camped on the banks of the lower Salmon river, the sunset that night lit up the horizon in brilliant displays of fiery orange, late summer peach, and a dusty desert mauve; the mountains in the distance glowed blue, and the reflection of the sky’s colors bled into the calm water in front of our beach like ink on wet paper. It was as if the river herself were welcoming us. It was our first night of a five day trip and at the moment, five days just didn’t seem like enough time.  The sunset colors faded and the sun slipped behind the mountains, leaving us with twinkling stars above, and a... 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 ›

  • Uncovering Ancient Secrets: Rafting the Lower Salmon River with Orange Torpedo Trips and Exploring the Cooper's Ferry Site

    A rafting adventure on the Lower Salmon River with Orange Torpedo Trips promises thrilling rapids, stunning landscapes, and the unique opportunity to delve into the rich history of the region. One of the most intriguing stops on your journey is the Cooper's Ferry archaeological site, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the ancient past of North America. Located near Pine Bar, usually a place we float past on the morning of day 2 of our Lower Salmon River trip, the Cooper's Ferry site has been a treasure trove of information about the early inhabitants of the Americas. Systematic excavatio... Keep reading ›

  • Exploring the Legacy of the Nez Perce on a Lower Salmon River Rafting Adventure

    The Lower Salmon River in Idaho is an incredible whitewater rafting and kayaking destination, offering thrilling rapids, breathtaking scenery, and an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich history of the Nez Perce tribe. As you embark on a rafting adventure, you'll be floating into the historic lands of the the Nez Perce people who once traversed this landscape during their epic journey in the Nez Perce War of 1877. The Nez Perce and the Salmon River: The Nez Perce tribe has a deep connection to the Salmon River, which they lived around for generations before they crossed multiple times du... 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 ›

  • The Best Overnight Rafting Trip on the Lower Salmon River

    Hey, friends! I'm Addie, and I'm 10. I want to tell you about the coolest overnight rafting trip on the Lower Salmon River in Idaho with my family! We got off the bus and met our guide, Captain Scout, who gave us life jackets and helmets. We hopped into our raft, and I was super excited to start our adventure. The Lower Salmon River had awesome rapids! My favorite was "Snowhole." It was so thrilling, and I felt like a brave explorer. We also saw cool animals like bald eagles and bighorn sheep. We stopped for lunch on sandy beach’s, ate tasty sandwiches, and listened to Captain Scout’s stories.... 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 ›

  • Top 5 Reasons to Experience White-Water Rafting on the Lower Salmon River

    Top 5 Reasons to Experience White-Water Rafting on the Lower Salmon River

    The Lower Salmon River in Idaho offers an unparalleled white-water rafting and inflatable kayaking experience, perfect for adventure-seekers and nature lovers alike. With its stunning landscapes, exhilarating rapids, and rich history, it's no wonder why rafters from around the world flock to this gem. Read on to discover the top 5 reasons you should plan your next rafting or kayaking adventure on the Lower Salmon River. Breathtaking Scenery and Wildlife - The Lower Salmon River winds its way through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the United States. As you raft down the ri... Keep reading ›