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Guiding life's greatest adventures since 1969
Guiding life's greatest adventures since 1969

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There may be no other guide more intimate with the Rogue River region than Nicole Smedegaard, who grew up just outside of the river’s namesake town. From the best rapid to where to spot bears, Nicole reveals some of the secrets of the Rogue… http://bit.ly/2oY69At

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Thanks to a higher-than-average snowpack across the western U.S., outfitters are expecting the biggest water we’ve seen since 2011, especially in #California, which just two years ago, was under severe drought conditions and experienced its worst snowpack in nearly 500 years.

To get the full scoop, we checked in with our regional managers so we could report back on where to go for the best #rafting this year and what to expect during this exciting high-water season.

Read on for the highlights... http://bit.ly/2nE346o

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What are some of the biggest misconceptions about #whitewater rafting? +Everett Potter talks to two of the top #rafting companies in the U.S. to find out. http://usat.ly/2n9thYu

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The journey down British Columbia’s Chilko, Chilcotin & Fraser Rivers is incomparable. These three spectacular waterways wind through lush alpine forests, narrow canyons, and high desert plateaus, bringing you through one of the most ecologically diverse and pristine wilderness areas found anywhere. Not to mention, it's North America’s longest stretch of commercially navigable Class IV whitewater. 

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Costa Rica is tiny — less than half the size of Ohio. But this tropical jewel is packed with epic adventures. Here are some of the best... http://bit.ly/2nemNLK

By +James Kaiser

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March 14 is International Day of Action for Rivers - http://bit.ly/2nwvrlA #riversuniteus +International Rivers

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Here are just five reasons why newly-created Bears Ears National Monument is so darn special and deserves long-term protection (lawmakers are currently try to overturn its national monument designation)... #DefendBearsEars http://bit.ly/2maZoYd

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Longtime O.A.R.S. Guide Pete Lefebvre Shares What Makes Cataract Canyon Worth the Trip 

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California's Stanislaus River was one of the most popular stretches of whitewater in the country--more than 60,000 people rafted it in 1980 alone--but not even that could help save it. Here's a look back at one of the most controversial and historic conservation battles of all time... http://bit.ly/2mwqOIK

Photo: Last O.A.R.S. trip on the Stanislaus River,1982

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