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Taking great photos on river trips definitely presents a unique set of challenges. Water, dirt, dust, sand—they’ll all gravitate to your camera. But don’t stress. From choosing the right camera and accessories to some helpful insider tips, here’s what you need to know to avoid camera disasters on the river. http://bit.ly/2aarT6Y #photography  
From choosing the right camera and accessories to some helpful insider tips, here’s what you need to know to avoid camera disasters on the river.
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It is with profound sadness that we share news of George Wendt’s passing. George breathed his last at 1:36 pm on Saturday July 9th, by all appearances in comfort and with relief. Surely, he was loved – by those in the room with him at the end, and by the many he touched with his gentleness and grace. George was a kind and humble man who seemed to take a genuine interest in everyone he met. He was a river pioneer, an adventure travel icon, and a conservation leader.

George found his calling as a college student on the rivers of the West in the summer of 1962. That’s when he and a friend built a raft out of inner tubes and planking and floated down the Colorado River through Glen Canyon. In the years that followed, as George continued to explore the canyons of the Colorado River and its tributaries, it became clear to him that these special places needed to be shared, fought for, and preserved for future generations. The drowning of Glen Canyon and then the Stanislaus River near his home in California had delivered a profound sense of loss for George; it became his calling to bring people into the wilderness and share with them his love for wild river canyons. As he often said, “we save what we love and we love what we know.”

George was an endlessly supportive father to two sons, Clavey and Tyler, a loving husband to his late wife Pam, and a role model, mentor, leader and inspiration to many more. We at O.A.R.S. are grateful for the kind words of support and encouragement during this difficult time.

To read more and to watch a short video about George Wendt, visit: https://www.oars.com/about-oars/story/

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Prayers of comfort for the family and all his loved ones.
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A bunch of river lovers, wild and free, in Signature Cave | Photo: Amy S. Martin Photography #FriendsoftheYampa #FindYourRiver
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"I thought I was going blind on the big “T” because all I could see was white." But as one newbie rafter found out, it's not just the whitewater that makes the Tuolumne River one of California's best adventures... http://bit.ly/28XQZ7Z #visitcalifornia   #findyourriver  
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"When you’re on a raft you’re just sitting on the water, but when you’re standing on the water it’s this awesome sense of…it’s like walking on the water. I think there’s magic in it." Pro SUPer Natali Zollinger on what makes stand up paddleboarding on rivers so great... http://bit.ly/28JtmAH
We caught up with Natali Zollinger to find out what it's like to run rivers on an SUP. And no, you don't have to be a pro to give paddleboarding a try...
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For nearly 50 years, a few devoted river guides have carried on the legacy of running dories on the rivers of the West—a tradition fostered in by Martin Litton when he founded Grand Canyon Dories in 1969. Now, a new generation of dory guides is passionate about learning the ropes and carrying on Litton’s legacy. We talked to O.A.R.S. guides Trevor Case, Amber Shannon and Godwin Peck to find out more about what it means to be among the next generation of dory guides... http://bit.ly/1XjkoeC #guidevibes   #dories   #wearerivers  
For nearly 50 years devoted river guides have carried on the tradition of running dories on rivers in the West. Meet the next generation...
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They may have the best commute in the world, but mornings are a hectic time for river guides. Here's how they survive it... http://bit.ly/29U9Ro5
Mornings are a hectic time for river guides. But the best of them quickly learn what makes a guide die or thrive in the early mornings.
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We can appreciate a good riverside hike - http://bit.ly/29DMgH3 #hiking   #traveloregon  
Oregon reigns supreme for riverside hiking trails. Here are five of the best Oregon river trails to help you narrow down your choices...
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"I don't see anything better or quicker that gets to the core of a person's problem than nature." Watch our new film, Counter Balance: https://www.oars.com/warriors/ and spread the word. We still have spots on our upcoming River Warriors trips to benefit post 9/11 veterans and active-duty service members. #woundedwarriors  
O.A.R.S. is proud to offer complimentary whitewater rafting trips for service members and veterans on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument.
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Sure, amazing views are easy to come by in our #nationalparks. But there’s something extra special about the views that you have to work for. And these should be at the top of your list… http://bit.ly/28UDzZt
Sure, amazing views are easy to come by in our national parks. But there’s something extra special about the views that you not only have to get out of your car to enjoy, but that you have to work for. Because when it takes a little extra effort to get there – perhaps an epic hike or several days on the river – it’s so much more than a view. It’s an experience. And these should be at the top of your list… Nankoweap | Grand Canyon National Park (A...
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It almost looks fake! Stunning Grand Canyon moment captured by Lois Kennemer. ‪#‎OARSLIFE‬
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"We caught him red-handed at the dory warehouse in Flagstaff, in the fall. He was sitting in the Ootsa Lake sponging his hatches out, just off a Grand Canyon trip. 75 and still doing it."

Thanks to veteran dory guide Lew Steiger for digging this one up from the archives. You'll feel like you're there, listening to Martin tell a few of his tales... http://bit.ly/1tmKAJB
In 1992, Lew Steiger interviewed Martin Litton as part of the Colorado River Runners Oral History Project. Here's a little piece of Grand Canyon history...
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Guiding life's greatest adventures since 1969
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Since 1969, O.A.R.S. has been providing whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, multi-sport, hiking and family adventures for people of all ages and abilities. We offer more than 75 unique itineraries on the world’s waterways.