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How Much Beer?

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

So, how much beer should you really bring on your next river trip? Allow us to tell you the story of every guide’s nightmare. A flipped boat? No. Forgetting the toilet paper? No. Forgetting the coffee? No. But that’s close. This is a far more haunting story. A story that goes back generations, and has […]

Peeing on a River Trip

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

LOCAL CALLS – WHAT ARE THEY AND HOW TO MAKE ONE If you’re new to a white water rafting trip, you most likely have a number of questions. Inevitably some of them will be about how to go to the bathroom. In a previous post we define a “groover” and discuss pooping (#2) or making […]

Top 10 Bonuses About a River Trip

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

Going on a multi-day wilderness whitewater rafting excursion may not sound like the relaxing vacation you are dreaming of. Add in the excitement of rapids and one may be second guessing whether it could be a chance to unwind or a test of endurance. However, anyone who has been on a multi-day river trip will […]

Joy in the Time of COVID

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

Why a river rafting trip became the perfect vacation for 2020 It is no secret that 2020 was a hard year. Because of the pandemic, our lives were dramatically altered. Almost every part of  life, from going to the grocery store to seeing loved ones, became a stressful event. Over time, the constant routine of […]

The Future of Our Rivers

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

Do You Love River Life? Help protect it for the future “If a man fails to honor the rivers, he shall not gain the life from them.” ~Code of Hammurabi 1772 B.C. Rolling rapids that make you giggle, refreshing dips in the river, canyon walls bathed in soft light, the majesty of bighorn sheep at […]

White Water River Spotlight: The Grande Ronde River

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

Looking for a whitewater rafting adventure that is rich in history, wildlife, and beautiful scenery? Allow us to introduce you to the Grande Ronde River! Cut into deep basalt canyons and boasting stunningly varied landscapes, the Grande Ronde River is one of the most beautiful and unique adventures you can take in Oregon.    Read on […]