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 Rafter's Guide to Whitewater Lingo

When you embark on a rafting trip, it often feels as if you’re in a separate world. And you are! Swept away from the asphalt tributaries, the comforts of home and the cacophony of sounds resonating from urban living, you're instead riding life’s greatest highway: the river.

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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!

Day 1:

Girls Guide to Getting Dirty on the River

For many women going without a your normal hygiene routine for five days is no big deal, for others the thought can cause night terrors and panic attacks. Here are some easy tips and tricks to help you feel like a river goddess on your next adventure.

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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.