Bluegrass on Whitewater


Wonderful Trip

★★★★★
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This is the only type of active vacation I have found that offers time away from technology, cooking, noise, machines, and other sources of daily stress. Here we float, paddle, hike, sleep outside sunset to sunrise, listen to music, muse, watch, learn from others, listen and appreciate the wildness and sacredness of these rivers and the wildlife we must honor and protect.


Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers


Special

★★★★★
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The best way to get to Troy, Oregon is via NWRC floating the Grande Ronde from Minam. Why? It is an unforgettable four days and three nights of pure enjoyment in an unique, changing environment that is visually and viscerally rewarding. The topping for the trip were our guides, Brodie and Emily. Not only are they excellent on the oars, their comradery, camp setup and food even made the daily rain fun! Do watch out for Emily, she is a card shark and Brodie's luck is boundless. On our trip, the water was high and running fast. Emily and Brodie were very mindful of our safety as well as comfort. Their awareness of the surroundings, spotting Big Horn Sheep and exploring adjoining creeks were an added bonus. On the final day I experienced running the river in an inflatable kayak called a ducky. What a hoot!! Couldn't wipe the smile off my face if you tried. Highly recommend the Grande Ronde float and a walk across the bridge to Troy! Thanks NWRC and especially Emily and Brodie.


Serenade Rafting Trip


Music & Memories

★★★★★
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This was a trip of a lifetime...amazing food, fabulous scenery, wonderful people, exceptional guides, incredible music and memories to carry me through until next year. Thank you Serenade!!!

Cutting edge sensory experience

★★★★★
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The NWRC- Serenade trip is a whitewater rafting trip with such trustworthy guides paired with exquisite cuisine and the kind of singer song writer musical magic that calls forth the beauty of the wild river inside us all. This moveable serenade creates a sense of belonging and courage as we cheer each other on over each rapid. Plus, lots of individual service! ( They made me a personal cup of brewed decaf every morning after the coffee was served.)What a team! What a trip!

This is an amazing trip. Unforgettable.

★★★★★
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We were lucky enough to be on NW’s Serenade trip last year. The food by Jared and crew was over the top....from fresh oysters to mouthwatering paella. Kaela and Austin have the Serenade gig down. Jenner and Austin provided the musical entertainment. Many in my family had never done a river trip or camped overnight. The NW crew made us laugh and the entire experience was amazing. We enjoyed the river in oarboats, paddle rafts and inflatable kayaks. Our family will talk about this adventure for years to come.

A River, a HUGE pot and a Banjo

★★★★★
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NWRC's Serenade Rafting Trip gets it right in so many ways. First, the Rogue - wild, peaceful, and picturesque. Then the food - oysters on the half shell, Kobe Beef, smokey vegetables, cast iron crock desserts - all amazing at a restaurant but several notches above when served riverside. Add a dash of Austin and Jenner on the banjo and guitar by the fire or floating down the river and life is really looking good. All of this is wrapped in a seamless and flawlessly operated rafting company with the most pleasant and skilled guides to be met on a river anywhere. Kaela and Austin (Serenade), Jaret and Joe (Tournant), Jenner Fox (musician, guide and baby carrot advocate) Susan Fox (Bonus Yoga) and NWRC Crew - you pulled together a brilliant maiden Serenade voyage - can't wait for the next one. - Andre and Jodi K - Middleburg, VA