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Author: Madison Montgomery

Making Food

Traveling with dietary restrictions can be stressful–especially while on a backcountry rafting trip where someone else is preparing your food. At the end of the day, we don’t think that “meal anxiety” should stop anyone from joining river trips! For years, we have accommodated vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free (GF) diets as well as a variety of food-based allergies. Meals take time to plan and shop for, and our guides do their very best to accommodate preferences and restrictions. Still, we do need a little pre-trip… Read More

River rafting trips are perfect for families

Introducing guests of any age to the rivers we call home is easily the best part of our job. Still, nothing really competes with watching the excitement of a kid who just conquered their very first rapid! Families make up a big bulk of our summer guests–especially on the Rogue River! While some of these families may be experienced rafters or campers, most of our guests are brand new to the experience. While we know you and your family will love our river trips, we understand… Read More

Supporting rivers is the responsibility of all river users

From clean drinking water to sustainable economies based on outdoor recreation, rivers provide far more than just a good vacation! Since people protect what they love, our guides work hard to educate guests on the importance of river ecosystems. Our collective goal is to inspire support for conservation efforts. With the holidays coming up, we want to share some of our favorite PNW river conservation groups and how they fight to preserve rivers for future generations. However you prefer to show support, we hope to spread… Read More

2021 Rafting Season

And that’s a wrap! September 27th marked the official end of our 2021 rafting season, a bittersweet moment as we enter the fall and winter months. Our warehouses are closed, our guides are off on their next adventures, and our phone line has grown much quieter. As we take this time to exhale after a busy year, it’s difficult not to reflect on the incredible season we pulled off! Our 2021 Response to COVID COVID created challenges for all river outfitters to overcome. We had to… Read More

Oar rafts on the Hood River

At Northwest Rafting Company, we pride ourselves on creating more confident and skilled boaters through professional instruction. From rowing schools to International Rafting Federation guide workshops, we instruct beginners and professionals alike year-round. Which Course is Right for Me? One of the most frequent questions we receive is, “Which course is right for me?” The answer depends on your background, skillset, and goals. To help summarize the differences between courses, we developed this guide to help sort through course details. If one of the categories below… Read More

The Illinois River above Pine Flat

So, you want to take a rafting trip? Choosing the perfect trip should be a breeze, right? You hop on our website, start browsing through trip details, and realize something pretty quickly. There is a LOT of information to consider when choosing the perfect rafting trip! Questions like “What will I do and see on this trip?”, “What time of year is best for rafting?”, and “Are trips family friendly?” are all swirling around in your head with each page click. You want to make a… Read More