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Good times at the Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival!
Well it was another great weekend at The 32nd Annual Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival. The lower water brought new race strategies, new lines, and fierce competition. There was a little bit of rain, but that didn't keep people away for getting on the river and enjoying the weekend. SOTAR, AIRE, M
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Sign up for our monthly newsletter and get some great NWRC gear!
Contest time! We are giving away free Northwest Rafting Company goodies to the first 100 people to sign up for our Monthly Newsletter. Each month, you will receive interesting and relevant info about current events in the river community, awareness of endangered rivers, beautiful river photography, and stories about our favorite places. ...
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Learn about Idaho's Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.
The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, or "the Frank Church" for short, is one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48, second only to Death Valley. Its 2.4 million acres are a gem of preserved green trees and pristine clear waters; a sanctuary for a wide variety of birds, fish, and mammals. ...
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We're VERY excited to add the Middle Fork of the Salmon River to our line up of trips!
I'm excited and honored to announce that Northwest Rafting Company will now be offering trips on what I consider to be the best river in the world for multi-day rafting: Idaho’s incomparable Middle Fork of the Salmon River. ...
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Photos from Rough and Ready Creek and the South Kalmiopsis.
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+Josh Sheldon We hiked in 2 1/2 days for one day of kayaking. There are first descents to be had higher upstream but it's brutal getting in there.
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Check out our new hiking guide to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest). #bhutan  
Length: 2.6 miles (one way) Starting Elevation: 8,525 feet Max Elevation: 10,232 feet Taktsang, or the Tiger's Nest Monastery, is one of the most sacred sites in Bhutan and a place you must visit when you visit Bhutan. ...
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Bhutan is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. 
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Learn about Siberia's Akishma and Niman Rivers. #siberia   #rafting  
The following is an adapted section from Rivers of an Unknown Land: A Whitewater Guide to the Former Soviet Union. The author Vladimir Gavrilov will be leading a trip to these rivers in July of 2016. Rating: Class IV-V Boating season: July‑September Put in: Town of Sofiysk Take out: Town of Urgal Put in elevation: Approximately 1600m (5248ft) Trip length: 323km (200mi) Route time: 15‑17 days Logistics: From Moscow to Khabarovsk by pl...
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Learn about kayaking the Illinois River and watch +Nathaniel Wilson's new video about Rough and Ready Creek. #kalmiopsisrivers  
This adventure down the Illinois River was just a small part of the expedition my friend, Nate Wilson, went on to document a watershed from start to finish. By beginning high up in the watershed of Rough and Ready Creek and following it to the ocean, the project hopes to draw a clear connection betw
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Learn about why the Rogue and Smith Rivers were listed by +American Rivers as "most endangered" last week.
Today, due to the threat of nickel strip mining in their respective tributaries, American Rivers has placed the Rogue and Smith Rivers on the 2015 Most Endangered Rivers List. The following is an account of our expedition to document the effect that strip mining would have on the waterways and communities downstream. ...
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"Rivers like the Rogue River, Deschutes River, and Klamath River are an oasis for river lovers during low snowpack years due to their upstream dams and natural aquifers"
Spring is here and there is a lot of talk about summer river flows in Oregon for rafting, kayaking, and fishing. With lower than normal snowpack in much of the West, rivers like the Rogue River, Deschutes River, and Klamath River are an oasis for river lovers during low snowpack years due to their upstream dams and natural aquifers (nature's dams). ...
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+Zachary Collier just wrote this list of 20 legendary one day rafting trips. What do you think?
Last year I wrote about the World's 13 Legendary River Trips, a list of the best expedition style, multi-day river trips. That post was the catalyst for some great discussions about the most legendary single day rafting trips. ...
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Hiking to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) is one of the highlights of our trips to Bhutan.
Length: 2.6 miles (one way) Starting Elevation: 8,525 feet Max Elevation: 10,232 feet Taktsang, or the Tiger's Nest Monastery, is one of the most sacred sites in Bhutan and a place you must visit when you visit Bhutan. ...
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We’re an award-winning group of professional, well-trained guides that lead people down the most beautiful rivers in the world.
Introduction
Northwest Rafting Company is owned and operated by three men with a passion for the Northwest and the amazing rivers that run through it. Zach Collier brings the vigor and youth of the operation, while Joe Daly and Dick Linford contribute the sage business perspective they've achieved from outfitting rafting trips since 1972. The three have learned to not only run quality river trips, but also to share their passion for the outdoors with everyone they meet. With these three at the helm, you can rest assured that you'll have a memorable river trip in one of the most beautiful places in the world.