We recently took a quick but well needed break from the Mid West Karate scene and went over to the west coast to check out some great summer activities with the family. Laurel and I are big rafting fans so we jumped at the opportunity to dive into a 3 day rafting adventure in Southern Oregon. Little did we knows the Rogue River is one of the best whitewater rafting rivers in the world.
You may enjoy a breathtaking nature scene while floating along Rogue River rafting, away to your heart’s content or want something a little more adventurous such as whitewater rafting. Regardless of the situation, your best resource for rafting around like no other would be Orange Torpedo Trips.
Besides, the Rogue River deserves to have the best outfitters raft its lovely, yet daring waters. One can see why many a vacationers are super excited to experience the calm waters and beautiful canyons that eventually funnels into narrow channels that are chock full of whitewater challenges due to Class III rapids.
Orange Torpedo Trips has been safely guiding various excursions along the Rogue River for several decades. The rafts and other equipment they use are of a high quality and specially selected for going on the famous Rogue River. How about discovering what one of the staff members has to say about their adventures and experiences while rafting the Rogue River? Wouldn’t you say that hearing it from the horse’s mouth will give you a pretty good idea of what it is all about? I mean, these guys have been at it for over 30 years now and is regarded as the leader in rafting the river travel.
Without any further ado, let’s get an insider’s viewpoint on various rafting experiences, multi-day trips, lodging, camping and coping with the strenuous yet joyous aspects of rafting the Rogue.
Rafting the Rogue as Seen from the Eyes of an Experienced River and Tour Guide
One such river guide said it was the best time of his life going from lodge to lodge, camping in the open, and experiencing the pure excitement that goes along with it all. He was even afforded the opportunity of driving the shuttle and meeting a very diverse crowd while working for some of the most prominent Outfitters.
His rafting experiences will open your eyes to the fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities available to you. More than once, this gentlemen had the privilege of encountering all sorts of species such as mallard ducks, deer, river otters, black bear, Osprey, turtles, and bald eagles. In his experience, you have more of a chance of appreciating the wildlife along the riverbanks while rafting the scenic route consisting of a stretch of about 34-miles long.
During his time as a river guide, he thoroughly enjoyed the rich history of the Rogue River and being part of a reputed River Rafting Excursion company such as Orange Torpedo Trips.
What a privilege it was for him that others looked up to him for advice and guidance and be referred to as a seasoned and expert Rogue River guide.
On being asked what he would consider to be the best time of his life while working as a Guide, he would say the multi-day trips where one would raft from lodge to lodge and experience the wild section of the River while you are at it. During times like these, the top rafting company he worked for would utilize what he perceived to be the Rolls Royce of rafting gear and boats. He penned the various adventures he happened to be a part of in his diary, and may even write a book on it one fine day. For now, he prefers relating his experiences by talking about it to holidaymakers who asks about it.
The very fact that the area is steeped in history coming from Native American is enough reason many adventurists love lounging around a campfire at night and talk about their River rafting experiences of the day.
In his experience, what makes the Rogue River so unique is its famous rapids such as the Upper and Lower Black Bar Falls, the Rainie Falls, and the Blossom Bar of course. Some fond memories this River Rafter carries with him is that of frothing warm water, the sun dancing on his thighs as he battles it out against turbulent torrents, the laughter of fellow rafters who like him were on a mission to make it through to the nearest lodge and a bit of relaxation. What was even more captivating, was the gorgeous rock formations and narrow canyons.
This past summer featured some of the best rafting excursions of all time. It has finally come to a close and is making way for a bit of hiking and fishing experiences. Just a couple of weeks ago, we started to notice a drastic change in the weather. Winter time is about to hit us soon, and with it a whole lot of fun on board the Rogue River canyon.
Some travelers were super excited at the prospect of rafting through the hazy canyons that is not altogether smoked in. Even though we are facing a bit of a drought, there is still a chance to experience the upstream reservoir. I guess it is time for the hiking season in all its glory, and hot showers of course. Then again, there is plenty of hungry fish swimming upstream, which is something many a rafter loves watching. It won’t be long before the hot sunny days, and blue skies come our way, which opens up various rafting adventure opportunities with the likes of Orange Torpedo Trips. Why not join hands with them and enjoy all the Rogue River has to offer you and your family.