Rogue River Rafting Vacations

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

DeRiemer Kayaking Schools on the Rogue River

We have chosen dates for the 2009 DeRiemer adventure kayaking classes on the Rogue River. Each year, we partner with the DeRiemer's to offer one of the best kayaking schools available.

The 2009 dates are:

• August 12th-15th
• August 19th-22nd

The trips are full of energy and scores of fun. You'll learn new skills and practice the old ones. Phil and Mary have a reputation for being excellent instructors. These trips have always filled quickly. If you reserve your spot before December 1, 2008, you will only be charged the 2008 rate... So, book now and SAVE big!

Here is our promotional flyer for the 2009 trips:

Call Jim Ritter today to reserve your spot on the trip.
Toll-free: 1-866-213-7754


The Rogue River "Row-Your-Own"

Our October 10th Rogue River trip was wonderful. We ran it as a "row-your-own" rafting trip and had folks from all over western Oregon join us. The mix of experience, ages, boats, and folks made this trip an absolute blast.

With us were:
Dan and Jared from Portland, OR
Emilie, Nick, and Erin from Ashland, OR (Go SOU Whitewater Club!)
Dana and Will from Beaverton, OR
Ryan, Danielle, and Paul from Molalla, OR (Check out Ryan's kayaking blog)
Scott from Grants Pass, OR
Martina from Austria (Portland on a study abroad)

Here's a short video clip put together by the SOU Whitewater Club... Enjoy!


August 20th, 2008 DeRiemer Kayaking Trip

Our August 20th Rogue River Trip was a designated kayak school taught by DeRiemer Kayaking. In 2009 we are offering the same kayaking trip on August 12th and August 26th. Here are a few photos from our 2008 DeRiemer Kayaking Trip:


America Outdoors on the Rogue

Our September 25th Rogue trip was a trip designed specifically for America Outdoors members. We took three days from Grave Creek to Foster Bar. Our first night was spent at Horseshoe Bend and our second night was at Paradise Lodge.

What made this trip different was that it consisted of only outfitters and guides who had signed up for the trip at last years America Outdoors fundraiser. The mix of different rivers each outfitter offers trips on, geographic regions, and young and old outfitters was astounding. The group consisted of the following:

• Steve Welch with A.R.T.A.
• Dick and Suzy Linford with Echo
• George Wendt and Steve Markel with O.A.R.S.
• Devon Parsons and Kelly Bulkley with Kokopelli Rafting Adventures
• Gary Staab with Adirondack River Adventures
• Andrew Pratt and Susan Howie with Inside-Out Experience
• Bob and Will Volpert with Idaho and Oregon River Journeys

The America Outdoors crew (from left to right):
Devon, Kelly, Andrew, Susan, Bob, Will, George,
Steve, Gary, Dick, Suzy, and Steve. (Click to enlarge)

Dick and Suzy floating down the
Rogue River (Click to enlarge):

George, Dick, Steve, and Bob hanging out
at Paradise Lodge
(Click to enlarge):