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Please Help Protect the Hood River Confluence

/ Monday, August 13, 2012

The merging of two rivers is always an auspicious place for rafters and kayakers, and one of my favorite confluences is that of the East and West Forks of the Hood River. Not only is this a beautiful place to go for a swim on a hot day, but it also serves as the put-in and take-out for several great whitewater runs. Western Rivers Conservancy recently purchased 102 acres of land which encompasses this confluence and the amazing Punchbowl Falls, a stunning 15 foot waterfall that...

Trixie's NWRC Song

/ Thursday, June 28, 2012

One of our guides Trecia (a.k.a. "Trixie" or "Treesh") wrote this song about Northwest Rafting Company on our last Rogue River trip. Enjoy! Don't know why it requires degradation for the public to give the river a little appreciation. You don't have to know about conservation because we're here to change your life and take you on vacation Yeah a gear boat is much more than critical mass but we are industry leaders and totally bad ass Our really good looks may be deceivin' but you...

Condit Dam Update

/ Monday, June 11, 2012

Today I had an opportunity to tour the Condit Dam site as part of the White Salmon River Fest and Symposium. Our friends at Wet Planet host this wonderful event every June and this year it included a special visit to the dam removal site. A lot of work has happened since my last visit after the dam's breach last October. Workers with Pacific Corp have been dynamiting the concrete structure a little bit at at time and made some great progress. It's exciting to think...

Join American Whitewater Today!

/ Friday, May 11, 2012

American Whitewater is a non-profit organization whose mission is "to conserve and restore America's whitewater resources and to enhance opportunities to enjoy them safely." For those of us that love to paddle whitewater, they are the key organization to restoring boatable river flows and access to the places we love. If you are a whitewater rafter, kayaker, catarafter, tuber, stand-up paddleboarder, riverboarder, Paco-pader, Zorber, and/or swimmer you should become a member to support this fine group of people who work to protect the rivers you enjoy....