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O.A.R.S.
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Guiding life's greatest adventures since 1969
Guiding life's greatest adventures since 1969

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If you’ve ever spent a few days floating down a scenic river canyon and camping under the stars, you’ll probably nod your head knowingly to everything below. If not, then hopefully you’ll see why so many of us get hooked on river trips.


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Yes, many of our national parks allow you to be "connected" these days. But that doesn't mean you have to... http://bit.ly/2rRlaTv

+National Park Foundation | #100HoursUnplugged


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It's completely normal to feel a little nervous about taking your family #rafting. But here's why you should do it anyway... http://bit.ly/2pP27HX


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Never have the words “conservation is a fight that’s never over” been truer.

Yesterday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke landed in Utah to begin his "review" of Bears Ears National Monument, one of the many national monument designations dating back to 1996 that President Donald Trump recently ordered be assessed, and possibly revoked--an unprecedented step that threatens the removal of protections for our public lands and our access to them.

As an authorized concessioner of the National Park Service and a permitted outfitter of the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management, O.A.R.S. takes very seriously our responsibility to protect our wild places and every American’s access to them. We won’t back down on the fight for our public lands. Read our full statement >> http://bit.ly/2qLh8Pp #protectpubliclands #monumentsforall 
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For river guides and whitewater lovers, high-water rafting seasons in the western U.S. are responsible for many a tall-tale, told in celebration of big flips, upside-down boats, long swims and daring heroism. Here's what you need to know about big water...

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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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