Rogue River Oregon

A Personal Note From ROW Founder Peter Grubb

A note from Peter Grubb, Founder of ROW Adventures, on the meaning of rivers in his life

My own introduction to rivers came during a river rafting experience in 1970 on an 8th grade science club trip to the Stanislaus River in California’s gold country.  I remember being enthralled by the experience.

whitewater rafting

Top 5 Whitewater Rapids in the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest’s whitewater game is super strong with Idaho’s Snake and Salmon River and Oregon’s Rogue River showing rafting enthusiasts why they’re labeled as “Wild & Scenic.” With so many epic whitewater rapids and adventures to choose from, we know it’s difficult to pick the best rivers to take on. 

River guides

A River Guide's New Year's Resolutions

It's that time of year when we make lists of resolutions to improve ourselves and our lives in the new year. River life teaches us a lot about living. Below are a handful of river-inspired lessons for my resolutions. Take 'em or leave 'em, but at the very least I hope you enjoy 'em. Happy New Year!

The "Unraftables," or Bucket List Rivers, Open for Spring Rafting

With Idaho's snowpack at about 130% so far this year, all signs are pointing to a great rafting season for the Northwest. Plus, big snowpack means great spring rafting - whether it's bigger rapids or being able to access rivers that are sometimes too low to raft in low snowpack years, big snowpack means a lot of spring fun.

ROW River Jester

A Look Into the Life of the River Jester™

For a few calm moments I close my eyes listening to the peace of the canyons and distant crash of the river around the bend. Eventually the soft white noise is broken with laughing children, hooping and hollering adults, and swift oars slicing through the water.

The River

Running rivers makes you feel that every time you have a clean run, it is by the grace of a more powerful force and at anytime, something different could happen and surprise you.

#RiverLife: How a River Guide Gets Ready for Rafting Season

For some river guides, the move to river season is as simple as driving their car with the few belongings they have to the warehouse. For the ones that have a semi-permanent residence in the winter, this process can be a bit more complicated. Either way, river guides get excited when their season comes around! Here's how we prepare to head back to our summertime homes.

Rogue River Oregon

#ExploreDeeper: What is the "Wild & Scenic Rivers System"?

In the middle of the 19th century, it became very clear that our natural landscape was changing dramatically, for the worst. We weren't taking care of our rivers, and it was very apparent; rivers were being dammed, modified, eroded and polluted faster than we could understand.

Moyie River

10 Reasons You Should Book a Trip on the Moyie

Have you even been rafting down the Moyie River? Have you ever even heard of this spectacular river? The Moyie is Idaho's hidden whitewater rafting gem. While relatively unknown, the Moyie is an exciting early-season (May to June) whitewater rafting day trip in North Idaho.

lochsa river

Newsletter: Lochsa Opens May 23rd!

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