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At Johnson Point on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

I look back at the 2022 season with so much pride. This was our 14th season, and I’m so proud that we were able to continue running authentic, professional, and memorable trips. This was our busiest year yet, with 62 trips on 10 different rivers. Here are some of the highlights: Rowing Classes in Hood River Our season began in February with private rowing courses here in Hood River. We ran these courses on the Hood, White Salmon, Klickitat, Wind, and Washougal rivers. One of the… 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

Rafting Tappan Falls on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

We had a successful 2020 season and are excited for 2021. Wee want to do everything we can do to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 on our trips (while of course we can’t eliminate the risk entirely). Important Note: Our COVID-19 protocols may become more or less strict based on updated guidance from the CDC. We will update this web page and send our guests a pre-trip email if there are any important changes. Here are some ways we are working to provide enhanced sanitation and… Read More

Taking COVID precautions while making dinner on a rafting trip

In 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic brought uncertainty and change for Northwest Rafting Company, causing a late start to our rafting season. We were fortunate to complete our summer trips this year, taking our responsibility for trip health and safety extremely seriously. While we could not eliminate the risk of COVID-19 entirely, we did not have any known transmission resulting from our season. We look back to share all we learned and recognize the team effort between guests, guides, and outfitters that pulled this off. Responding to… Read More

It’s almost rafting season again! I’m back in the office this week after being away for the winter, and as I start to answer the phones again, I realize I’m often asked the same questions. Here is a list of the most common ones! What should I wear? For most of our trips in the summer, the weather is typically warm and sunny. We recommend wearing synthetic-fabric shorts, sandals, and either a short-sleeve or long-sleeved quick-drying shirt. I personally like long-sleeves, as they keep my fair… Read More

All smiles at Stair Creek on the Rogue River

This summer has been simply amazing. We’ve enjoyed getting to know each of you and your families while sitting around the campfire, leaping off of rocks, hiking to mountain viewpoints, celebrating great lines through big rapids, and more! Thank you for spending your vacation with us. A special thank you to our partners on the Rogue River. We appreciate our friends at Galice Resort, Lori & JR at Sundance Kayak School, and the the BLM. Thank you to our friends at American Whitewater, KS Wild, and… Read More

Bhutanese Monks saying hello to us on the Pho Chhu

We just finished our sixth season and it has been our biggest and best year ever. Thank you to our world-class guides, amazing guests, and partners who made this season a success. Here are some of our highlights. Wild Rivers Night In 2014 we moved our wildly popular Wild Rivers Night to the Patagonia Store in Portland. It was another great event with beverages from Sierra Nevada and Nectar Creek Honeywine, powerhouse speakers, and river conservation legend Tim Palmer as master of ceremonies. First Descent in… Read More