Blossom Bar from up stream scout

Pro Trips: Blossom Bar

By: Michael Hughes, December 21, 2023

Blossom Bar is possibly the most recognized and talked about rapid on the Rogue River. Maybe even on the top list of rapids talked about in the river community. It...

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Rafting on the Owyhee River

Pro Tip: Planning a Lower Owyhee Trip

By: Michael Hughes, May 11, 2023

Looking to get on the illusive Owyhee River? Cross your fingers for a good snowpack, some spring rains, and clear sunny skies for the perfect spring river trip! Permits This...

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Highwater Owyhee

Pro Tips: Owyhee River at High Water

By: Michael Hughes, April 20, 2023

The Owyhee River is fickle and it relies on a good snowpack and some rain to produce great flows. Every so often the water rises to the 8,000-10,000+ CFS range....

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8 Cool Cooler Lifehacks - You Won't Believe Number 6!

By: Michael Hughes, April 1, 2023

#1 - Throw Bag A throw bag is part of every river runners gear. A cooler just happens to be on every multi day trip! Why not bring a little...

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Velvet Falls on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River at 6.5 feet

Pro Tip: Planning A Middle Fork of the Salmon River Trip

By: Courtney Sweeney, March 9, 2023

Did you open an "congratulations you won a Middle Fork of the Salmon permit" email? If so, congrats. Here are some tips to help you plan you first, 2nd, or...

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Pro Tip: Planning A Multi-Day Rogue River Trip

By: Michael Hughes, February 23, 2023

Did you just open an "congratulations you won a Rogue River permit" email? If so congrats. Here are some tips to help you plan you first, maybe 2nd of whatever...

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Cooler Management

Pro Tip: Cooler Management on Rafting Trips

By: Nick Wright, February 2, 2023

Packing the coolers is a very important part of your camping or rafting trip. Meal times are where everyone comes together to remember the day, and enjoy the comfort of...

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Gear Reviews: NRS Otter Expedition Raft

By: K.M. Collins, February 24, 2022

Could any boater ask for a better birthday present than a mint condition, brand new raft? This article explores how my new raft compares to my old, beater raft, favorite...

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So many boats

Pro Tip: FAQ For New Rowers

By: Michael Hughes, February 17, 2022

I spend a lot of my time recreating and working on the river. I have been on trips with people that have more experience than I may ever gain and...

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Pro Tip: Planning A Multi-Day Raft Trip

By: Michael Hughes, February 4, 2022

Many people have gathered with their friends to submit permits for multi-day trips across the country. Deadlines for some of the classics pass at the end of January. Everyone is...

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