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ABOUT MOMENTUM

 

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • Small Trips, unparalleled personal service, and a greater experience
  • A small company committed to amazing trips & our wild places
  • Safety: All our guides have a minumum 8 years of experience leading trips around the world.
  • Excellent meals featuring local and organic produce & products
  • All inclusive - all camping gear included if needed (ultra-comfortable 3" sleeping pads).
  • Most importantly - we are friendly, we love what we do, and it shows!
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Momentum River Expeditions Rafting News

October 7th, 2014 pete

 

 

Celebrate 50 Years of American Wilderness with us!

The American Wilderness Act is one of the most unique laws in the world because of the size of the areas it protects (over 100 million acres and counting!) and its overall mission to protect “areas where the primary forces of nature are in control, and where people themselves are visitors.”

It is something to be very proud of – nobody does ‘wilderness’ quite like we do – it’s wild, remote, roadless, vast, mind bogglingly diverse, achingly beautiful and, with vigilance, protected for generations to come.

To celebrate and to get the word out about the birthday of one of our country’s greatest accomplishments we have made our end of season t-shirt an ‘American Wilderness Tee’.

Details:
- We have 2 Items: A heathered short sleeve tee (unisex), and a woman’s version of the same tee.
- Shipping is $4 per order.
- We will make one order on Oct 26th so all purchases need to be made by Oct 24th. Orders will be shipped the third week in November.

Once again we are doing one print on Oct 26th so we need orders by Oct 24th
You can order online, by phone, or email.

 

“Wilderness is a necessity…There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls.” 
- John Muir

 

 

Econscious Unisex Blended Eco Tee

- Fabric: 60% certified organic cotton, 40% polyester; 4.25 oz
- Color: heathered grey
- Fit: A little small – go a size up
- Unisex Sizes: SM – XXL  >> Unisex Fit Chart >>
- Women’s Sizes: SM – XXL  >> Women’s Fit Chart >>

Price: $25

ORDER ONLINE by Oct 24th >>
OR
call (541-488-2525) / email (info@momentumriverexpeditions.com)

 

 





October 7th, 2014 pete

 

Every year around this time I sit down and go through all the photos, ‘thank you’s’, and testimonials from the season. As I sort through the emails and the photos it never fails to give me goose bumps, it never fails to make me happy (and a little sad), and it never fails to remind me of the power and beauty of our wild places and, even more importantly, of the unique and remarkable people we are lucky enough to spend time with on the river every season. For every time you all have learned something from us on the river we have learned something from you – from you lives, experiences, and opinions.

Once again, I truly want to thank you all!

Below are a few of the testimonials from the 2014 season.

Kind Regards,
Pete and the Staff of Momentum River Expeditions

 

“The guys are still buzzing about the trip, and I think I speak for everyone when I say it was the finest whitewater river that we’ve ever done – John

“The kids and I had the most amazing time experiencing that beautiful stretch of country with you, Justin and Arden. To say it simply, it was THE BEST! Fond memories were made that will last a lifetime” – Lisa

Best trip ever! We all had an amazing time, it was a beautiful location and a memorable trip. You guys where constantly working, setting up camp, preparing fabulous food and getting us down the river, you made it feel like you really cared and enjoyed the job.” – Pete

 “Mike and I returned last week from our Salmon River trip.  I just wanted to let you know that we found it absolutely fantastic!  It was a little bit hard to wrap my mind around the idea of “camping” in the same sentence as “luxury”—I’m not really used to having my gear packed off, my tent set up, and appetizers waiting—but it was fantastic in every way.  Great staff, great food, very well planned and organized in the many details such as transportation to and from the ends of the river, amounts and variety of food,  timing of the details of each day (sending the gear boats off, having meals and appetizers prepared on a schedule).  The Salmon River canyon is also a fantastically beautiful area.” – Ann

“Tom and I had the trip of a lifetime with Erik and Alan on the Wild and Scenic Rogue July 10 – 12th.  We thank you all for the great food, preparations and information that you shared before and during our fabulous trip.  We are Momentum fans, forever!” – Nan

“Happy to tell you this is 4th or 5th time with your company and we won’t raft with anyone else!  Anthony was great, as are all your guides – I appreciate the level of skill and experience that they all have, so thanks for running a great company and having a great crew!” – Lorraine

“We just got back from our Rogue camping trip with Simon, Jane, and Cooper. We cannot say enough wonderful things about the journey and these three marvelous guides. We had the absolute best time and can’t wait to do it again. The guides were AMAZING-truly gifts. They were positive, professional, enormously fun, and just plain old wonderful to spend time with. They really made the trip unforgettable.” – Lisa

“Thank you Pete for providing a first class business.  Each trip with Momentum proves again what a high quality service you provide.  Your guides, Anthony, Jeff and, of course Beth are excellent representatives of your company.  Safety, service, adventure and attention to detail are trademarks for you and your company.  I admit I was out of my element the first couple of days, but, I always felt safe with your crew.  Thanks Pete for lifetime memories.” – Bill

“I’d like to give a big shout out to our trip leader, Erik.  A consummate professional, hardworking and with tremendous patience to boot.   At the end of the trip, an ‘outdoor challenged’ individual like myself who had to be rescued multiple times was truly convinced that Erik could get me out of any sticky situation on a river run with his tremendous skills. A great asset for Momentum – and a personal thanks from me.” – Mehul

“Thank you very much for a great time on the Owyhee River a few weeks ago. Your service was excellent and each guide worked extremely hard making a low water run super fun and a memorable experience.  Jack and I are already thinking about the Salmon in the near future.  When we decide a date you guys can bet we’ll be giving you a call. With your outstanding service how could we refuse? I’ve been on several multi-day private trips and know to a certain extent the work and planning that goes into making a trip successful.  This past trip fits the bill as far as I can see and then some.” – Wade

“My 11 year old son and I recently did the 3 day lodge trip down the Rogue River.  Where to begin? Our guides, Eric and Alan, made us feel immediately comfortable and well taken care of from everything to the clear instructions on safety, to intensive knowledge and interesting stories from Rogue River’s past, to amazing happy hours, and those meals – fresh fruits/veggies, local cheese and wine, and crazy good cooked and prepared dishes! There was never a moment that we didn’t feel well attended to. Even more amazing was watching my son develop from a tentative rafter to an avid self-confident kayaker in the space of three days! This, even after becoming a “swimmer” on day two, he couldn’t wait to jump back in to the inflatable kayak with a big grin. Really great to watch! I can’t recommend this trip enough. It was so much fun, and yet, really peaceful.  One of the families that joined us have done a number of rafting tours and confirmed that Momentum is their number one raft group of choice for all the reasons I also mention. I am already printing out next year’s potential choices! So what are you waiting for, GO NOW!” – Vicki

“We had an EPIC trip rafting down the Rogue!! Our guides Tyler, Cooper and Arden made the trip for myself, my husband and our three boys aged 8,12 and 15 so much fun and far exceeded our expectations. Their confidence level made you feel so safe, they cooked the most amazing food and the views of the Rogue River were so beautiful and spectacular. My husband loved the more thrilling experience of the inflatable kayaking. Our guides also knew the best places for our two youngest boys to try their kayak skills and they only wished they had down it earlier on in the trip. My mother and her husband who traveled with us who are almost seventy years old had a wonderful time. All the wildlife you see is awesome and swimming in the side waterfalls was renewing. If you want a true family experience with you and your family go rafting down the Rogue with Momentum!” – Karmen

“Our group of 4 went with Erik and Beth down the Rogue River for 3 days. It was a combo white water raft/kayak trip. The guides were excellent, the food and accommodations were superb, and the trip was one of the best I have ever been on. I have booked trips in Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, and many other locales. Momentum is by far has the best guides and service. The Rogue River trip is great for families, friends, and people of all ages. I highly recommend this adventure!”

This was the best river rafting experience ever and we completely enjoyed our trip with Momentum: it was a perfect combo of excitement and comfort. Very, very, organized, great food, great equipment and an awesome rafting experience. A super trip indeed!! So good that we plan to return for overnight trip soon (I can’t wait to go again). Special Thanks to Alan for making our trip memorable.” – Kreya

I just cannot say enough great things about this team! From pick up to drop off, it was 5 star service! Alex, Orea & Arden could NOT have been any better! Not to mention you could tell they all love what they do. They are simply the BEST! My husband and I will be talking about this run for years to come. THANK YOU to Momentum for making this such a memorable experience.” -  Kristen

“Best memory of our 2 week road trip! Our Momentum White Water Rafting Trip exceeded our expectations in ways you can’t imagine! Waterside lunch, wetsuits (all the other rafting companies let their clients FREEZE!) gregarious guides, and informed history of the river made this experience our favorite memory on our 2 week West Coast trip. Thank you!!!!” – Ariel

“Thank you for all you did in order to give us such an amazing adventure on your Rogue River trip. Everything  you did, from Beth’s remembering  to check in with us in January and helping us plan, to the outstanding guides, Tyler, Cooper and Arden, each one outstanding in their own unique way.. to the  fabulous food and the gourmet way in which the guides prepared and served it, to the great equipment for everyone and the super professional way in which your organization works together so well was enjoyed and appreciated by all in my family.” – Bettye

2 words…beyond expectation!  With so many ‘tourist’ type companies operating these days, we were hoping the experience would live up to the blurb.  It was better!  Special thanks to Arden who is an amazing lady….one of a kind.  Within minutes of meeting, we felt relaxed, safe and knew we were in good hands.  Our 2 girls (aged 7 and 8) loved their first ever rafting experience as did Mummy and Daddy.  Arden could not have done more to make it a lifelong memorable experience for us all.  Thank you again…Maria, Richard and the girls.” – Maria

“I will add to the chorus of great reviews.  We did a family trip on the Rogue (lodge trip).  We had a wonderful time, the food was great, the guides were great, and we are ready to sign up with Momentum again.  They are a class act.” – Kathleen





August 24th, 2014 pete

Join us in a journey into the heart of wild and remote Patagonia to the Rio Futaleufu Valley!
One of the greatest river trips on earth!

Rafting on Chile’s Futaleufu River





August 21st, 2014 pete

Most of our 2015 schedule is out.  Now is the time to find the dates that work best for you.
Some of the most popular trips like the Rogue, Idaho Salmon, Owyhee, Illinois, and Cal Salmon are starting to fill.





August 19th, 2014 pete

You choose the river… You choose the dates… You choose your companions… And we make it happen!
We specialize in putting together custom trips on our regularly run rivers, on rarely rafted rivers, and on combinations of rivers – it is one of our Passion’s.
Now is a great time to look at the possibilities for 2015!





July 5th, 2014 pete

Idaho’s Legendary Salmon River, the Grand Canyon of Idaho, is a journey through the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states on a river with a timelessness and mountain grandeur that is matched by few. It is a rafting trip of a lifetime, a multi-sport adventure, one of the world’s premier wilderness rivers.
Offered June – September  >>





July 3rd, 2014 pete

The Rogue is an iconic American classic, a wilderness playground. One of the world’s great summer wilderness trips complete with remote riverside lodges. Varied craft choices satisfy a wide range of tastes and skill levels. These trips sell out quickly – now is the time to get your best choice of dates or to plan a custom or charter trip.
Check it out this summer – June – September





April 21st, 2014 pete

Support Your Local Natural Wonder And Enjoy An Amazing Spring Adventure

 

The Rogue is a Charter Member of the National Wild and Scenic River System and one of the most beautiful (and famous) river trips in the country – it is a true natural wonder. The mission of Rogue Riverkeeper is to protect and restore clean water and fish populations in the Rogue River Basin. A mission we enthusiastically support.

This spring you can support Rogue Riverkeeper and see the Rogue River Canyon during one of its most spectacular seasons. Donate $25 or more (deleted or become a new member because they will automatically) and get 25% off any of our spring Rogue Wilderness trips – over $200 off!


Details:

- This is good for any Rogue trip beginning before June 20th 2014.
- It is first come first serve – once we fill up the discount is over (one of the great things about the Rogue is the number of people floating it is regulated to protect its wilderness character).
- We have 3-day High Adventure Inflatable kayaking trips almost every weekend in May and early June. You can read more here >>
- We have one standard 4-day Rafting and Camping trip on June 18th. You can read more about that here>>
- Just donate $25 or more to Rogue Riverkeeper  and give us a call or an email and we will get you all set up!

 

Rogue Riverkeeper is a member of the national Waterkeeper Alliance which is an integral part of protecting wild rivers across the country. The Rogue River in the spring is one of the most beautiful canyons in the world. Support your local natural wonder, your local Riverkeeper and enjoy an amazing spring adventure all at the same time!

 

To Donate to Rogue Riverkeeper:
www.rogueriverkeeper.org
 

 

Then contact us:
Call: 541 488 2525
email: info@momentumriverexpeditions.com

 

And join us on The Wild and Scenic Rogue River this spring!

 

 





April 5th, 2014 pete

Since Momentum began we have been known for running difficult, unique, and off the beaten path rivers – these trips are our roots and we love them! And there is no better time for trips like this than the spring. More rivers running, more options, less people, and stunning canyons just waking up from winter.

Here are a few of our spring high adventure trips that still have space left:

 

Rogue River Adventure Kayaking Trips

 

Join us this spring on a journey down one of the countries great wilderness rivers on high adventure kayak focused trips.  The Rogue in spring is a perfect river for Inflatable Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. See one of the two or three most famous wilderness trips in the country at a time and in a way most do not.
Suggested minimum age for kayaking 14

Offered: May – Mid June
find out more

 

The Lower Owyhee 6-day Inflatable Kayaking Trip – Class IV

 

Six days immersed in one of the most remote, wild, and beautiful areas of the United States. Six days of paddling, hiking, and exploring the “Grand Canyon of Oregon at a time and in a way that few have ever enjoyed it! This is a self-supported kayaking expedition and one of the most unique and adventurous trips we offer.
Suggested minimum age 14

Offered in June
find out more

 


Rogue River Trail Running Trips

 


Rogue River Trail Running Trips – Join Momentum River Expeditions and ultra runners Jenn Shelton or Alex Newport-Berra on a 3-Day raft supported Trail Running Trip along Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rogue River.  Combine the world famous Rogue River Trail with comfortable raft supported river side camping and gourmet meals.

Offered in May
find out more

 

Upper Klamath 1 -Day – Class IV+

 

Our signature day trip is amazing in spring too. One of the finest and most exciting class IV+ whitewater trips in the west! More than 30 major class III to IV+ rapids pepper a beautiful volcanic high-desert canyon. Our signature Ashland day trip.
Suggested minimum age 12.

Offered May to September.
find out more





November 20th, 2013 pete

We are not sure, but a river trip is pretty cool!
And it is a very unique gift for the adventurous, for those that like to take vacations, and for those that really need to take vacations. It is also a great way to invite someone on a trip with you!

Types of Gift Certificates:
1. You can give one for a specific dollar amount (kind of like “Momentum Bucks”).
2. You can give one for a specific river (and the recipient can choose the date).
3. Or you give one for a specific trip and date.

The recipients will receive the gift certificate, a Momentum brochure, and if it is for a river or specific trip a sample confirmation pack with trip information, packing list, etc.


To order

Give us a call (541-488-2525) or send an email to info@momentumriverexpeditions.com with:

- Your name
- Your phone number
- The recipients name
- The amount or trip
- Where you want it sent to (you or the recipient) and the address.
We will then send you an invoice and get your gift mailed out!

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines…. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 
– Mark Twain

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

 





September 29th, 2013 pete


Rogue River Trail Running Trips


- Join Momentum River Expeditions and ultra runner Jenn Shelton on a 3-Day raft supported Trail Running Trip along Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rogue River.  Combine the world famous Rogue River Trail with comfortable raft supported river side camping and gourmet meals.

 

 

Jenn Shelton hitting the Southern Oregon Trails

 

“A flawless experience – the trip of a lifetime! … I could not have imagined the trip better. It was everything I hoped it would be and much more. An experience that will certainly stick with me for a long time.” – Henry – after our first Rogue Running Trip

Join Momentum River Expeditions and ultra runner Jenn Shelton for a 3-Day raft supported Trail Running Trip along Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rogue River.  These have become some of our most popular trips and they sell out fast!  Combine the world famous Rogue River Trail with comfortable raft supported river side camping and gourmet meals.

The Rogue River is an iconic American classic; one of the world’s great wilderness rivers, a founding member of the National Wild and Scenic River System, and a river with such a grand reputation that in some circles it is simply known as “The Canyon”. The Rogue River National Recreation Trail from Grave Creek to Foster Bar cuts through the heart of the canyon and offers stunning views of the river and unique access to a wilderness playground that is home to a staggering amount of wildlife.  The trail is 40 miles of wilderness single-track that is only accessed from the start, the finish, or by river.

Runners will be guided by Jenn and each day will include around 15 miles of running with options for more.  This is a raft supported trip and runners do not need to carry anything except for water and snacks (all personal overnight clothing will be transported by raft). Each afternoon the groups will arrive at a fully set-up and very comfortable wilderness river side camp where you can swim and float the river, play beach games, or just relax, have a beverage, and take it all in. Appetizers and diner will be served under the stars followed by an evening around the campfire and a good nights sleep. All camping gear is included and there is always the option to jump in a raft for the day or part of the day.

This trip is a unique and amazing way to explore the world famous Rogue River and do a multi-day wilderness run without all the gear or planning.  We are very excited to do it again!

 

TRIP DETAILS:

Price:
$750 ($760 with tax)

2015 Dates:
May 8-10th -   book online >>
May 15-17th -   book online >>

(Please note, these trips will be limited to 12 to 15 runners)

Who is it For:
Runners of all speeds, from the front to the back of the pack, who can comfortably run 12 to 15 miles per day. There will be two to three guides and the group can split up according to fitness level and how people feel that day (and there is always the option to spend some time in a raft and do shorter days).

What is Included:
-   Running guides with a unique knowledge of the area and the world of long distance running.
-   Raft support for food, gear, and personal items.
-   All camping gear (including ultra-comfortable 3″ sleeping pads).
-   Return transportation back to Galice, Oregon. Transportation can also be arranged from Ashland, Oregon.
-    Gourmet 3 course meals featuring local and organic produce & products.  Find out more >> -    World-Class guides with a minimum 8 years experience leading trips around the globe - Find out more >>
-    An adventure run down one of the world’s great wilderness river corridors!

 

Book Trip Online
(Or give us a call – 541-488-2525)

ITINERARY / TRAIL MAP:

Please Note: Our trips take place in the wonderfully unpredictable natural environment. Because of this our itineraries are always flexible to accommodate weather, guest needs, abilities, and interests.

Day 1:
The trip starts near Grants Pass, Oregon at the Galice Resort, located along the banks of the Rogue River. Here we will help you pack your dry bags and get any last minute “must haves” at the resort. We then head to the river, meet the crew, and do an orientation talk. After loading our overnight gear into a raft we will head down the trail into the heart of the Rogue River Canyon.  For three days we will follow the Rogue as it cuts through the remote and wild Siskiyou Mountain Range.  Each afternoon we will arrive at a fully set-up and very comfortable wilderness river side camp where you can swim and float the river, play beach games, or just relax, have a beverage, and take it all in. Appetizers and dinner (we used to say ‘diner’ but because Jenn is an anal retentive writer we fixed it) will be served under the stars followed by an evening around the campfire.

Day one will be between 14 and 15 miles and will end somewhere around Kelsey Creek.  It will include views of the Famous Rainey Falls, Whiskey Creek Cabin, and Horseshoe Bend.

Day 2:
Day two will be between 14 and 15 miles with options to add 4 to 12 more miles (the group can be split depending on what runners are interested in).  The day will end around Half Moon Bar. Day 2 is spectacular and includes the amazing Mule Creek Canyon section and views of Blossom Bar rapid.

Day 3:
Day 3 will be around 12 miles with options to add 4 to 10 more (the group can be split depending on what runners are interested in).  The day will include Huggins Canyon and some of the best opportunities to see Black Bear. We reach the end of our river trip in the early afternoon and load up in our van to make the drive back over beautiful Bear Camp road to Galice Resort .

 

Click image for larger map

 

 

REVIEWS FROM OUR FIRST RUNNING TRIP:

“A flawless experience – the trip of a lifetime.

I did the 3 day trail run along the Upper Rogue River Trail – a perfect trip idea for runners of all ability levels. We camped out for two nights right along the water – arriving each day after a scenic 12 mile run to a camp that was already set up by the guides. The guides were super friendly, exciting, and funny, despite the fact that they busted their asses to tend to everyones individual needs. The camps had EVERYTHING you can imagine (you could hardly call it ‘roughing it’). They prepared gourmet breakfasts, lunches, and dinners which were better than any restaurants I ate at in Ashland. They also provided coffee/tea, fresh fruit, and inflatable kayaks and paddle boards. Each night was spent around a campfire with plates piled high with delicious hot food followed by an amazing, freshly made dessert and a great nights sleep inside insanely comfortable sleeping bags. The guides were incredibly accommodating – there was no need that wasn’t met with enthusiasm. If you’re considering the trail running trip but are nervous about the distance – DON’T WORRY. If you get tired, Pete (Our guide), will flag down an equipment raft and you can spend the rest of the day floating down the river.

I could not have imagined the trip better myself. It was everything I hoped it would be and much more. An experience that will certainly stick with me for a long time.”

 

“AMAZING! I’ll be back next year! Seamless execution of guided tours, food and camp set up, and good times! Guides were knowledgeable, compassionate, and simply awesome! I’m already looking on the site for my next trip!”

 

Riverside Camping on the Rogue

 

Book Trip Online
(Or give us a call – 541-488-2525)





September 9th, 2013 pete

 

This was our 10th year on the water and boy it was not boring! From a spring heat wave to fires on the Rogue it definitely kept us on our toes.  But through it all the trips and the people were amazing! And, every year around this time I sit down and go through all the photos, ‘thank you’s’, and testimonials from the season. As I sort through the emails and the photos it never fails to give me goose bumps, it never fails to make me happy (and a little sad), and it never fails to remind me of the power and beauty of our wild places and, even more importantly, of the unique and remarkable people we are lucky enough to spend time with on the river every season. For every time you all have learned something from us on the river we have learned something from you – from you lives, experiences, and opinions.

I truly want to thank you all.

Below are a few of the testimonials from the 2013 season.

Kind Regards,
Pete and the Staff of Momentum River Expeditions

 

 

“Never before have I had every expectation met, and, once met, utterly surpassed to the point of obliteration.  Maybe someday I’ll get to slide down the gravity well of a black hole.  Until then, there’s Momentum…
The guides on our trip embodied a quiet confidence and calm competence that was infectious.  Never once did I feel endangered, even beneath my kayak in the middle of a rapid– it happens, and I enjoyed the ride…  Momentum guides could lead a one-way expedition to Mars, and I’d sign up tomorrow.  They also have some great late-night stories– and the night skies have never been so clear to my jaded eyes.
The other guests on our trip were equally amazing.  Between the guides and the guests, I have never been surrounded by so many kindred spirits.  We were all there for a true time-of-our-lives, guides and guests alike.  Once our child is barely old enough, we’re absolutely inflicting him on some folks.
The brochure proclaims gourmet meals in the wilds of, in our case, Idaho.  ”Gourmet” does not adequately describe the effort and attention given to these meals.  To get off an already amazing day on the river to an already prepared spread of brie and crackers was mind-blowing.  Every single meal, breakfast lunch or dinner, was nutritious and deeply soul-satisfying.  I was enabled to make the best sandwich I have ever made for myself beside a creek across from an abandoned mine trail.  I took photos of that sandwich.  These guides truly do love food and sharing their love of cooking as much as they love sharing their love of nature.
I cannot recommend Momentum River Expeditions more highly.  I’m not naive enough to believe that I’ve made friends for life on this trip, but I can honestly say that I met people with whom I would want to be friends with for the rest of my life.”

 

 

“This was our 6th trip with Pete and Momentum! The quality of the guides remains stellar! Thank you Rebecca, Jeff and Jane, it was great to be in your company. I have been rafting with my friends for 30 years and Momentum always takes EVERYTHING up a notch. The food is gourmet, in fact no desire to go out to dinner after 6 days on the river because we knew nothing would compare in quality!!”

 

“A bucket list dream come true! This was our first trip with Momentum, a three-day lodge trip down the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River. Three generations of my family were able to take the trip thanks to the thoughtful and thorough support of our guides….By the end of the trip, it was as if we had three new members of the family—our guides were joining in the teasing and joking like they’d known us for years. Oh, and the river and the scenery were spectacular too! There were plenty of thrills, plenty of beautiful quiet spots, and fabulous wildlife (river otters, turtles, herons, bald eagles, deer).”

 

“Just got back from a four day trip down the Illinois River with Momentum. Obviously, the scenery and rapids were amazing. But going with Momentum took the experience to the next level. Our guides – Anthony, Alan, and Mike – were three of the most professional river guides I’ve ever traveled with. In fact, I learned that the MOST junior guide at Momentum has eight years of experience! These guys worked their buns off to give us a fun and safe trip down the river. I always felt that the guides were in control – even when our boat joined the Illinois “swim team!”… I have now become a lifelong customer and fan of Momentum, and I fully intend on doing their entire menu of trips over the next few years (Cal Salmon next year!).”

 

“These guys are amazing. I did the running trip in mid-May and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The scenery was absolutely stunning and the guides took amazing care of the group. The all-you-can-eat buffets were full of gourmet food prepared fresh along the river. Comfortable tents and sleeping bags were already set up upon arrival to the camp sites. I will surely be scheduling another trip with momentum in the near future. I cannot recommend these guys enough.”

 

“Oywhee River 2013! This trip rates among the most wonderful experiences I have ever had, which is saying a lot! It was physically exhilarating, provided astonishing geology, and the guides were exceptional in every way. One of the things that made it terrific was that I have food allergies, and the guides took excellent care to assure I had no problem.”

 

“A huge Thank You!! We absolutely loved the trip and I can truly say that you guys at Momentum are the best guides and crew I’ve ever worked with. And thanks for letting me row! :) !”

 

“Momentum was amazing! We have done many guided rafting and fishing trips and Arden, Orea and Tyler were simply the best. We had such a good time!”

 

“Beyond! I had hoped that my kids first river experience would be a good one and Momentum far exceeded just “good”! From the first interactions via email for reservations…to our guide picking us up at our lodging, everything was excellent. Our guide was friendly, informative, compassionate, and understanding regarding the needs of not only my younger kids, but also the older couple who was on our trip. The whole operation was so dialed in that it ran without a hitch and without a lot of hoopla. Arden was out guide…fantastic…and she effortlessly took care of everything. I can’t recommend Momentum enough. I’d love to come back and do and multi-day trip!”

 

“We just returned from an amazing 4-day trip on the unspoiled and seldom rafted Illinois River. We enjoyed a very small group of 7 guests and 4 guides on this trip which made for a very personalized vacation. Excellent food, great company, plenty of action as well as time to appreciate the untamed beauty of this wilderness river. As always, Momentum provided a first-class adventure experience and some of the very best river guides we have ever traveled with. This is our 2nd trip with Momentum and we will most certainly be booking again next season. Looking forward to conquering the next ‘Fluffy Box of Kittens’!”

 

“With the privilege of being frequent guests of Momentum and for “lucking out” to have Pete once again on our trip..what could be better, right? Well, let me tell you..
Every year we search for a new river to experience, preferably at high water. This year’s choice for the main fork of the Salmon a “no brainer” for us serious white water enthusiasts.  The fun started the morning we met up as a group to transit to a spot closer to put in by small plane with a stunning view of the Idaho Sawtooth mountain wilderness.  If one had reservations about being in a small plane, they were quickly replaced by the skill of the pilots and the scenic flight over some gorgeous scenery of the Northwest.  We touched down to board a super comfy bus which would transport us to put in.  Our elite group of 10 guests settling quickly and getting to know each other as the bus passed at ground level that same scenic beauty we had just viewed from the air.
We arrived at put in to meet the rest of our guides who would shepherd us safely over the next 6 days.  Here’s the “what could be better” part..Pete has an amazing way about him and inspires equally amazing people to work with him.  This year we met guides Jeff, Rebecca and Jane for the first time and with Jenn in “guest helper slot”.  Every year we seem to meet someone new and awesome, this year no different 4 new “awesome someone’s”.  It’s always a blast for us to be on the river, we know we will have a good time and that our safety will be the crew’s TOP priority.  We know that Pete and his crew will cook up some incredible meals and we will NOT be losing weight on the trip the food is all “that good”.  What we don’t know is who we will get to meet each year and that’s as much a part of being on the river as anything else.  This year’s cozy group of 10 guests and 5 crew was as good as any, ever.  We were spoiled beyond words, fed like royalty, had many good laughs and have lifelong stories to recall and relate to those who are listening.
There’s just too much to say about such a trip, a group of relative strangers and the unifying focus we love and share for 6 days of the best kind of “time out”. Thank you again Pete and crew for a fabulous trip and for sharing so much of yourselves with all of us.  I can’t say enough about the luxury and joy experienced, except that it happens every time we raft with Momentum..this year as well.”

 

“We had a great time, certainly a lifetime memory for my son and I.”

 

“We had a really good time. Duncan had one of the biggest smiles I’ve ever seen on his face (top 3, for sure, and one of those was when he first stood, up 13 years ago, around 1 year old).”


“Just wanted to let you know that Jeanne, Molly, Casey and I had a really great time on our Lower Klamath River adventure.  Mike, Jane and Rebecca were true professionals.  They kept us safe, cooked great meals and worked very hard to make the trip a huge success.  We especially appreciated how much they interacted with the children to make them feel special.

 We’ve got more grandchildren coming up to age 12 and we hope you keep doing this trip every year.  We’d take every trip with Mike, Jane and Rebecca but we know you’ve got other great guides too.  You have a great company and I tell all my friends about your river trips. 

Hope to see you soon on another river trip.”

 

“Rowen and I had such a super time on the Salmon in July (2-7).  All the guides were super at their job and great human beings, too. And the 19 of us as customers meshed really well together.  What a unique and life-affirming experience.  Thanks for all that you did and do, to make it possible. I can’t even imagine all that happens behind the scenes.”

“Hey Anthony, I don’t know if Linda ever got a chance to convey my appreciation but I told her you were the BEST river guide ever!  You made a great stretch of river even more enjoyable with your easy going demeanor and expert skill.  Above all, you carried a wonderful balance between respect and command, fun and work, humbleness and confidence.  I can’t speak highly enough of you! Alicia was expecting the trip to be way too cold and way too scary based on her husband’s previous trips down.  We’ll, you already know that wasn’t her experience since she’s already researching the Scott or Cal-Salmon.  Thanks Anthony for making it a really great trip.”

 

“Pam and I want thank ya’ll again from the bottom of our hearts for such a memorable Salmon River rafting trip.  We will remember this forever.
Your skill and organization was tops and you were always so ready to engage with all of us even when I suppose you had to be dog tired after a long day.
We can’t give enough superlatives to describe our experience.  I’ve been thinking all this week of being on the river and I was saying to Pam, ‘just think what we were doing last week at this time on the river.’”

 

“Absolutely amazing!
It was my fourth rafting trip and I will never go with another company!!”

 

 

And of course:
THE SONG OF THE KLAMATH

Dere’s a river in old nor Cal
Called Klamath by native son
Been the ruin of many a poor soul
But by God, we hears its fun

Dere came two clans from near and far
One Morrish and one Harling
Dey  run dat river like no one done seen
While at night, wit booze, dey sing

Dey thot to run the mighty Rogue
But fires had shut it down
Up speaks the Klamath “Well, how ‘bout me?”
“No finer can be found”

Dey weren’t so sure, dey had dere doubts
Dey thot it second best
But dey wuz dead wrong, and now dis song–
Well, it tell you all the rest

When dey scout old Rattlesnake
Dey each pick dere own routes
Well, no one run de way he plan
But dey comes tru with yells and shouts!

“Papi, up dere in our camp
What be that big brown pile?”
“Mama bear done got here first”
He answers with a smile.

At Dragons Tooth dey walk round
Bad luck could cause real harm
Den Orea and Zack dey shoot right tru
But Tyler, he buy the farm

Bettina, she lead down a run
Say Phil “Follow, where I am”
Den de big hole up and swallow him
And yep, he flip den swam

Dey explore up Ukonom Creek
Jus clingin to its edges
With swims and crawls dey makes de falls
Den dey dives from de stony ledges

Eagles, ospreys, beaver, crows
And a right handsome raven pair
Wild critters wuz dere travellin pards
An dat includes a bear

Yo points yo bow down dat green tongue
An yo stays tight in yo lane
Cause they aint no fancy sleepin car
On the Klamath wild wave train

If yo lucky, yo stays dry
Bad luck an yo gets wet
But wen yo looks up from way down deep
Dat swim, yo don’t forget!

When dey comes to Landslide run
Dey’s feelin pretty frisky
Jus payin no neva mind
To them who claim ‘twas risky

If yo holds de line, yo comes tru fine
But if a sloppy route yo picked
De river say “Oh no yo don’t”
And yo got yo fanny kicked

De guides wuz  pros, de camps wuz clean
Behind, we leaves no trace
Wen dem oter outfits quit de game
By God, we owns de place!

Wen we pulls up at de takeout beach
Wit high fives we says “Adieu”
We tells de guides dat dey’s been great
Dey says we has been too.  Oh Yeah!

WBM
8/5/13





September 9th, 2013 pete

IT’S FINALLY HAPPENING!
To celebrate our tenth season (it was an exciting one!) we are making one run of a ’10 Years of Momentum’ Hoody and two styles of T’s. We will eventually sell other Momentum gear, but this will be a onetime order for the 10 year versions.  Great for friends, family, Christmas, Hanukah, Thanksgiving, Halloween, an early Groundhog Day gift, or for you…  just because you have been waiting for a Momentum T-Shirt for like 15 years.

Details:
- We have 4 Items: a Zip Hoody (unisex), an Organic Cotton T (unisex), a Vintage Style Track T (unisex), and the same Vintage Track T for Woman.   All have the ’10 Years of Momentum’ logo.
- Shipping  is $4 per item.
- All purchases need to be made by Sept 30th. We will make one order on Oct 1st and orders will be shipped the third week in October.

Once again we are doing one print on Oct 1st so orders need to be made by Sept 30th.
You can order online, by phone, or email.

 

Organic/Recycled Heathered Zip Hoody:


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Econscious Organic Cotton and Recycled Polyester heathered zip hoody
- Fabric: 55% organic cotton/45% recycled polyester; 7 oz heathered fleece.
- Color: Charcoal
- Pouch pockets in front and ‘10 Years of Momentum’ logo on back
- Fit: Regular (Unisex)
- Sizes: XS – 2XL
Fit Chart >>
Price: $55

ORDER ONLINE by Sept 30th >>
OR
call (541-488-2525) / email (info@momentumriverexpeditions.com)

 

 

Organic Cotton T-Shirt

 

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Econscious Organic Cotton T-Shirt
- Fabric: 100% Certified Organic Cotton ring-spun jersey
- Color: Navy
- ‘10 Years of Momentum’ logo on front
- Fit: Regular (Unisex)
- Sizes: S – 2XL
Fit Chart >>
Price: $25

ORDER ONLINE by Sept 30th >>
OR
call (541-488-2525) / email (info@momentumriverexpeditions.com)

 

Vintage Track Shirt


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American Apparel Tri-Blend Short Sleeve Track Shirt
- Fabric: Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon)
- Color: Tri-Indigo
- ‘10 Years of Momentum’ logo on front
- Fit: Slim/Vintage (Unisex)
- Sizes: XS – 2XL
Fit Chart >>
Price: $25

ORDER ONLINE by Sept 30th >>
OR
call (541-488-2525) / email (info@momentumriverexpeditions.com)

 

 

Woman’s Vintage Track Shirt



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American Apparel Tri-Blend Womans Short Sleeve Track Shirt
- Fabric: Tri-Blend (50% Polyester / 25% Cotton / 25% Rayon)
- Color: Tri-Indigo
- ‘10 Years of Momentum’ logo on front
- Fit: Slim/Vintage/Form Fitting
- Sizes: S – XL
Fit Chart >>
Price: $25

ORDER ONLINE by Sept 30th >>
OR
call (541-488-2525) / email (info@momentumriverexpeditions.com)

 

 





August 7th, 2013 pete

 

Last week we had to cancel a Rogue trip very last minute right after the fire started. Our group (three generations of family) was hesitant about the Lower Klamath option we gave them. People in the family have a lot of connections to the Rogue and that is what they had their hearts set on. They did end up switching to the Klamath and this is the first few verses of the song they wrote about the trip:):

THE SONG OF THE KLAMATH
(Melody: The House of the Rising Sun (Leadbelly et al)

Dere’s a river in old nor Cal
Called Klamath by native son
Been the ruin of many a poor soul
But by God, we hears its fun

Dere came two clans from near and far
One Morrish and one Harling
Dey run dat river like no one done seen
While at night, wit booze, dey sing

Dey thot to run the mighty Rogue
But fires had shut it down
Up speaks the Klamath “Well, how ‘bout me?”
“No finer can be found”

Dey weren’t so sure, dey had dere doubts
Dey thot it second best
But dey wuz dead wrong, and now dis song–
Well, it tell you all the rest


WBM
8/5/13





August 6th, 2013 pete

The Fire on The Rogue – Info and photos

 

 Arial View of Rogue Fire

 

We have been getting many calls and emails about the fire on the Rogue.  The Wild and Scenic section is currently closed and it has definitely been a very difficult time for us, our guests with scheduled trips, other outfitters, and businesses in the area.

The fire crews are doing an amazing job and we are so thankful for their work. Our guides and other outfitters have been helping transport fire crews and gear into the canyon.  We are so happy to be helping and will continue to help in any way that can.

We want to make sure people know that the Rogue is not “burning down.”  Fire is a really important part of river corridors in the west and forests in general.  Many trees need the help of fire to have their seeds germinate and to clear out undergrowth and smaller trees that compete for water and nutrients.

The fire that is occurring on the Rogue is a very healthy fire – it is mostly burning the undergrowth, small trees, and occasional older trees. The term is a “creeping fire” – it is nothing like the raging pictures you see on TV of some fires.  This will make for a healthier forest for the old growth trees and the wild flowers in the burn area will be crazy for the next couple of years (the bears will also love the new plants that will pop up all over the place). So, no matter what, the Rogue will survive and flourish and continue to be one of the most amazing wilderness trips in the country!

The fire is only affecting the upper part of the river.  The rest of the river is unaffected by fire and smoke and we are working on getting it open as soon as possible.  The timing of the fire has just been bad and difficult for both us as a business and our guests.  We are so very sorry that this is affecting vacations.

For those of you on trips later this year we will have more information very soon and we will always have other options if the river does not re-open.  As mentioned the fire is only affecting the upper portion of the river and we hope to have the river opened soon.  There is also rain in the forecast – we are hopeful that materializes.

For those of you scheduled for a trip next year the canyon is going to be so cool to see!

Below are some pictures of the river and fire – enjoy:
You can see a full slideshow here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/momentum-oregon-rafting/sets/72157634963098358/show/

Floating the Fire crew down to their camps

 

Unloading Fire Gear at Black Bar Lodge

Floating Fire Fighters through part of the burning section

Floating Fire Fighters through a burning section

Some Active Fire

Guides Below the Fire – Clay Hill Lodge

Canyon Below the Fire





July 15th, 2013 pete

 “BEST rafting company! – Friends organized an all women’s rafting trip – with mothers, aunts, sisters – all ages. We weren’t sure what to expect but Momentum completely delivered. We opted for the lodge rafting trip – 2.5 days on the water, 2 nights at beautiful river-side cabins/lodges. Not only was the river absolutely beautiful, but the lodges were amazing – comfortable but rustic – but the guides were phenomenal. They were professional – made us feel safe – but were fun and so incredibly organized. By far the best company on the river. The food was unbelievable – one day at lunch we arrived to the lunch spot to find out table set out at the base of a waterfall – with an array of beautiful fruit, cheeses, and desserts laid out. It was a bit surreal… Momentum is first class – they know how to do this right. They allow you to have fun and yet they certainly acknowledge the power of the river and are very safety focused. I would highly recommend them. And I can’t wait to raft with them in Chile!!! We rafted with Eric, Arden and Alan – all amazing :}”





July 15th, 2013 pete

“Momentum Guides & Trips are Amazing – We did a 4 day trip down the Rogue River. The entire adventure was flawless and amazing. The guides are fun smart and provide Ritz Carlton like service in the wilderness- obviously the bathroom situation is a bit tough on us city folk :)You spend each day rafting, kayaking and/or swimming down a very scenic river only to arrive at at a charming campsite. The execution from start to finish is well orchestrated and eases all burdens for the people who have wilderness-deficit.”





July 15th, 2013 pete

“Salmon River, Idaho – I’ve rafted and kayaked rivers throughout the West. Our 6 days with Momentum on the Main Stem of Idaho’s Salmon River was a good as it gets. The guides were experienced, hardworking, and attentive. Momentum’s policy of hiring only guides with at least 8 years’ experience is unusual, and it clearly is working for them. The equipment was good, and the food was excellent. I strongly recommend them.”





July 15th, 2013 pete

“… Your company makes it so easy for the “outdoor adventure challenged” to enjoy this spectacular wilderness area and always feel safe and comfortable.  I started out with reasonably high expectations, but the experience far surpassed my wildest dream!  I would recommend your adventures to anyone who has an interest in experiencing this wonderful wilderness in style and comfort.”





July 15th, 2013 pete

“Holy Moly – Re: the Cal Salmon trip – the most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my 30 years and my mom has done in her 66. Intense, wonderful, well-organized, incredible — I still don’t have the words to really describe it. All I can say is that I feel insanely lucky I was able to experience this with some of the greatest people. Orea is the best. Eric, Mike, Faye and Simon are just as fantastic. Do this people. Seriously. Just go.





July 15th, 2013 pete

“Well the Goldsteins of Israel and the Jahnke family of Pittsburgh, once again got together for our annual summer vacation.  This summer it was a trip to the theme parks in Orlando, FL. At dinner after our second day at the parks, one of the kids said, “Today was really fun, but it was nothing like rafting with Pete, Mike, and Anthony.  Who else had a better time on the river than in the park?”
One by one, all six kids raised their hands.
And all four adults.
Well, it’s decided.  Nothing. Absolutely nothing can beat a Momentum Rafting Trip!
We’re hoping our schedules will work out next summer….”





April 8th, 2013 pete

Rogue River Adventure Focused Kayaking Trips

 

 

 

Join us this Spring on a journey down one of the countries great wilderness rivers on high adventure kayak focused trips.  The Rogue in Spring is a perfect river for Inflatable Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding. It’s just you, your own personal craft, rapids at “face” level, and guides leading the way giving you tips, encouragement, and a helping hand when needed.

The Rogue River begins in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness and Crater Lake National Park. It flows south west through the Cascades and then briefly touches civilization near the town of Grants Pass. We begin our trip just downstream right before the river plunges into the rugged and remote Siskiyou Mountains.  A trip down the Rogue has been compared to being in a “Planet Earth” movie. There are narrow canyons of polished rock, cool grotto’s draped in ferns, heavily forested hillsides, big sandy beaches, some of the best swimming holes anywhere, cascading waterfalls, and hikes up tumbling side streams. It is common to see bald eagles, osprey, otter, and black bear.

Navigating your own inflatable kayak is a unique and very exciting way to experience rivers and they add a whole new dimension and sense of adventure to a trip. You are free to explore in a small and maneuverable craft, to feel the rapids up close and personal, and ultimately to test your new river running skills. The whitewater on the Rogue is perfect for these trips – it is fun and exciting, yet safe when the inevitable swim happens. These trips will feature extra guides in kayaks to help you choose routes and give you tips and directions. We will also bring along stand up paddle boards to try and a few hard shell kayaks to try at camp.  These will be true adventure focused trips.

While you do need to be in reasonable physical condition to kayak every day you do not need to have any previous rafting or kayaking experience.  And there will always be the option to spend time in a raft if you decide you need a break, or even if you decide that Kayaking is not for you.  The inflatable kayaks have a quick learning curve and we start with a dry land session where you learn basic river hydrology, how to read rapids, and basic paddle skills. We then have some on river practice and soon begin making our way down river. A guide is always close by to help you pick your lines, give you tips, and of course, if needed, to fish you out of the water.

Join us for an adventure style trip on one of the world’s great Wilderness Rivers!


TRIP DETAILS:

Price: 
$825
Dates:
May 22 – 24, 2015  Book this trip >>
June  10 – 12  Book this trip >>


Who is it For:
For those looking for an adventure focused trip, and a unique river experience.
(However, there will also be options for everyone)
What is Included:
-  All river equipment including Inflatable kayaks for all interested and Stand Up Paddle Boards and Hard Shell Kayaks to try.
-   All camping gear (including ultra-comfortable 3″ sleeping pads) if needed.
-  Gourmet 3 course meals featuring local and organic produce & products. Find out more >>
-  Return transportation back to Galice, Oregon
-  World-Class guides with a minimum 8 year’s experience leading trips around the globe –  including kayaking guides.  Find out more >>
- A trip down one of the world’s premier wilderness rivers.

TYPICAL TRIP ITINERARY:

Day 1:
Our trip starts near Grants Pass, Oregon at the Galice Resort, located along the banks of the Rogue River. Here we will help you pack your dry bags and get any last minute “must haves” at the resort. We then head to the river, meet the crew, and do a thorough orientation talk. After loading our gear and ourselves into the kayaks we push off and head into the Rogue River Canyon.  For three days we will float the Rogue as it cuts through the remote and wild Siskiyou Mountain Range. The canyon is home to abundant wildlife including bear, river otter, dear, bald eagles, and osprey.

The first day includes Rainy Falls, a hike to the historic Whiskey Creek minor’s cabin, and Windy Creek Canyon. The side streams of the Rogue are almost unmatched in there frequency, beauty, and pristine state – we will take time every day to visit at least one. Each night we will camp along the river on sandy beaches or grassy flats.  The first afternoon we will have a “camp talk” and go over everything you need to know about our comfortable wilderness camping.  In the evening we will enjoy our first dinner and a night under the stars.

Day 2:
After a hearty breakfast and plenty of time for a second cup of coffee we will break camp and head down river. Day 2 includes Kelsey Creek Canyon, Horseshoe bend, and the narrow and spectacular Mule Creek Canyon.  Mule Creek Canyon is one of the most unique canyons in the world, and for many it the highlight of the trip. For a short part of the canyon you can float in only a life jacket through its calm swirling waters – there are very few sensations like it.  The infamous and feared Blossom Bar rapid follows.  Blossom Bar was dynamited in the early 1900’s to allow boats passage. It is still an impressive rapid and we will walk the kayaks around a small section of it.  

Day 3:
Morning comes once again with coffee, tea and the sound of birds in the canyon. Our third day includes yet another scenic inner gorge, beautiful side canyons and swimming holes, some great jumping rocks, and a bald eagle rookery. We will also have some of the best opportunities to see Black Bear. We reach the end of our river trip in the early afternoon. You then either load up in our van to make the drive back over beautiful Bear Camp road to Galice Resort or make the short half hour trip to the Oregon coast to continue your vacation.

 





March 12th, 2013 pete


Rogue River Trail Running Trip


- Join Momentum River Expeditions and ultra runners Jenn Shelton and Billy Barnett on a 3-Day raft supported Trail Running Trip along Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rogue River.  Combine the world famous Rogue River Trail with comfortable raft supported river side camping and gourmet meals.

Jenn Shelton hitting the Southern Oregon Trails

 

Join Momentum River Expeditions and ultra runners Jenn Shelton and Billy Barnett on a 3-Day raft supported Trail Running Trip along Oregon’s Wild and Scenic Rogue River.  Combine the world famous Rogue River Trail with comfortable raft supported river side camping and gourmet meals.

The Rogue River is an iconic American classic; one of the world’s great wilderness rivers, a founding member of the National Wild and Scenic River System, and a river with such a grand reputation that in some circles it is simply known as “The Canyon”. The Rogue River National Recreation Trail from Grave Creek to Foster Bar cuts through the heart of the canyon and offers stunning views of the river and unique access to a wilderness playground that is home to a staggering amount of wildlife.  The trail is 40 miles of wilderness single-track that is only accessed from the start, the finish, or by river.

Runners will be guided by Jenn and Billy and each day will include around 15 miles of running with options for more.  This is a raft supported trip and runners do not need to carry anything except for water and snacks (all personal overnight clothing will be transported by raft). Each afternoon the groups will arrive at a fully set-up and very comfortable wilderness river side camp where you can swim and float the river, play beach games, or just relax, have a beverage, and take it all in. Appetizers and diner will be served under the stars followed by an evening around the campfire and a good nights sleep. All camping gear is included and there is always the option to jump in a raft for the day or part of the day.

This trip is a unique and amazing way to explore the world famous Rogue River and do a multi-day wilderness run without all the gear or planning.  We are very excited about this trip!

 

TRIP DETAILS:

Price:
$685 ($695 with tax)

Dates:
May 17-19th –  book online >>
(Please note, this trip will be limited to 15 to 20 runners)

Who is it For:
Runners of all speeds, from the front to the back of the pack, who can comfortably run 12 to 15 miles per day. There will be three guides and the group can split up according to fitness level and how people feel that day (and there is always the option to spend some time in a raft).

What is Included:
-   Running guides with a unique knowledge of the area and the world of long distance running.
-   Raft support for food, gear, and personal items.
-   All camping gear (including ultra-comfortable 3″ sleeping pads).
-   Return transportation back to Galice, Oregon. Transportation can also be arranged from Ashland, Oregon.
-    Gourmet 3 course meals featuring local and organic produce & products.  Find out more >> -    World-Class guides with a minimum 8 years experience leading trips around the globe – Find out more >>
-    An adventure run down one of the world’s great wilderness river corridors!

 

Book Trip Online
(Or give us a call – 541-488-2525)

The view from the trail in Mule Creek Canyon, Rogue River – Photo: Pete Wallstrom

 

ITINERARY / TRAIL MAP:

Please Note: Our trips take place in the wonderfully unpredictable natural environment. Because of this our itineraries are always flexible to accommodate weather, guest needs, abilities, and interests.

Day 1:
The trip starts near Grants Pass, Oregon at the Galice Resort, located along the banks of the Rogue River. Here we will help you pack your dry bags and get any last minute “must haves” at the resort. We then head to the river, meet the crew, and do an orientation talk. After loading our overnight gear into a raft we will head down the trail into the heart of the Rogue River Canyon.  For three days we will follow the Rogue as it cuts through the remote and wild Siskiyou Mountain Range.  Each afternoon we will arrive at a fully set-up and very comfortable wilderness river side camp where you can swim and float the river, play beach games, or just relax, have a beverage, and take it all in. Appetizers and diner will be served under the stars followed by an evening around the campfire.

Day one will be between 14 and 15 miles and will end somewhere around Kelsey Creek.  It will include views of the Famous Rainey Falls, Whiskey Creek Cabin, and Horseshoe Bend.

Day 2:
Day two will be between 14 and 15 miles with options to add 4 to 12 more miles (the group can be split depending on what runners are interested in).  The day will end around Half Moon Bar. Day 2 is spectacular and includes the amazing Mule Creek Canyon section and views of Blossom Bar rapid.

Day 3:
Day 3 will be around 12 miles with options to add 4 to 10 more (the group can be split depending on what runners are interested in).  The day will include Huggins Canyon and some of the best opportunities to see Black Bear. We reach the end of our river trip in the early afternoon and load up in our van to make the drive back over beautiful Bear Camp road to Galice Resort .

 

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Riverside Camping on the Rogue

 

Book Trip Online
(Or give us a call – 541-488-2525)





January 27th, 2013 pete

When we began doing rafting trips in Idaho we had a big food challenge.  The huge areas of wilderness that Idaho is famous for made doing our meals in the “Momentum style”  a little daunting – Idaho has amazing food, but it is not as centralized as it is at our home base in Ashland Oregon! However after a long search we got really lucky with Breann at Salmon River Food Packs. She took all our strange and picky requests in stride and was immediately on board with our quest to keep things as local and organic as possible.

We are so lucky to be working with her!

Salmon River Food Packs: Salmon River Food Packs

We use Salmon River Food Packs for our Idaho Rafting Trips on the Salmon River.