Why Go On A River Trip?

Rivers flow through some of the most majestic landscapes of the world and are a natural pathway to places that can be otherwise difficult to access.  As outfitters and guides, we provide access to those that may not have the equipment, skills and expertise to experience a river.  Some rivers require technical whitewater skill in addition to the other logistical aspects.

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A Typical Day on the River

Are you thinking of trying out this whitewater rafting thing, but aren’t sure what you’re really in for? No need to play through “what if?” scenarios—you can discover the many adventures you’ll have on a typical day of a river trip with ROW. So read on and share a day of river fun with us: every sight, smell, and incredible feeling. 

 

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A Message For Mothers

Greetings! As co-owner of ROW Adventures, I've been sharing life-enriching experiences with our special guests for over 30 years. As a woman, and mother of two, I know you have unique concerns and questions.

Keeping “Clean” on a River Trip

A five-day journey into the thought process of human cleanliness in the wilderness.

Pre Trip:Take a long shower! It'll be the last one for a few days. Better trim your nails too! Need a shave? This is the day to do it!

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#WeeklyEscape: 24 Hours In... Stanley, Idaho

Idaho is full of adventure for the outdoor enthusiast. Stanley, located just two and a half hours northeast of Boise, is a hub for hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting and more. If you've ever been rafting on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, chances are you met up with you group in Stanley, and that is exactly where our Middle Fork of the Salmon trips start.

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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. 

#Causes: The Primary Source - Running the Río Marañón

I was sick; really sick. The kind of sick many people experience when traveling overseas, where your guts feel like there is something living inside them. Tom and I were on an eight hour van ride from Huaraz to Puente Copuma with two other class V kayakers to run the Upper and Inner Gorges of the Río Marañón in Perú, possibly the biggest whitewater I had ever seen.

#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.

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#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.