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“Trip of a lifetime on the Rogue River”

Northwest Rafting Company
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Owner description: We are an award winning outfitter based in Hood River, Oregon. We offer trips in the Pacific Northwest and a few select international destinations.Our premiere trip is on Southern Oregon's Rogue River. This is a 4 day expedition through a true wilderness river perfect for both first timers and veterans alike. Kids and families love the Rogue.We also offer trips to a few of our favorite international destinations each year. Our most popular international trips are our Rafting & Cultural Tour of Bhutan and our Rafting Expedition in Siberia.
Reviewed August 1, 2012

We recently took a 4 day rafting and camping trip with Northwest on the Rogue River. There were nine of us, all family, ranging from 20 years old up to 60. We've gone rafting before on the Green River, the New River and in the Grand Canyon, but this was by far the best trip. The scenery was beautiful and remote, the river was exciting, the food was excellent and we saw bears and otters. The guides, however, really made the trip special. They worked so hard and cheerfully to make sure we had a great and safe time. Somehow they managed to make gourmet food (including an amazing birthday cake), navigate exciting rapids, set up camp, pack up camp, keep a watchful eye on our whole group, organize hikes to great spots like Zane Gray's cabin, and, most importantly, talk and laugh with us. They were wonderful guides as well as wonderful people, and by the the end of the trip we felt like we had added 4 new members to our family. We've all come back with a new outlook on life and energized and renewed - we now call it being "in the Zane". The office staff was also wonderful, helping us out with all of our complicated travel plans, dietary issues and special requests. We travel frequently but this was our favorite trip. It was perfect.

Thank ginga
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Two days of training on the Hood River with Zach Collier, Owner/Outfitter, Northwest Rafting Company is an exceptional experience and should not be overlooked, even by the seasoned whitewater affectionado. I highly recommend this training for anyone who desires to learn running white water with an emphasis on whitewater safety.

Being new to whitewater catarafting I had trepidation of running the Hood River. As it turns out the Hood is Zach's classroom and he knows every piece of the "blackboard" and is introspective of his student's appitude for running specific sections of the Hood, ranging from Class II to +IV rapids.

My time spent on the Hood with Zach was invaluable and accelerated knowledge of running whitewater. Two days on the Hood with Zach undoubtedly reduced my trial and error approach to whitewater catarafting, providing me the skills to safely enjoy running through class +IV rapids.

It is rare to find an instructor of his caliber who loves teaching and running whitewater. Great instructors can always see through their students and take them beyond their preceived limits.
I highly recommend contacting Northwest Rafting Company to schedule a private training with Zach Collier.

Thank Trout H
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nwrafting, Owner at Northwest Rafting Company, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2012

Thanks Ed! It was great being on the water with you. I'm looking forward to next time.....

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