Category: Rogue River Blog

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American Hero Adventures Floats the Rogue River with MRWA

This trip was the first of its kind for us. With the help from our partners at Morrisons River Adventures, we were able to take 12 Heroes and their loved ones down the Wild & Scenic section of the Rogue River. Our Heroes rafted over 40 miles of river in a three-day period. The weather was fantastic and could not have been more cooperative. If they weren’t going through raids, they…

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How to Poop on the River

Johnny Partner, the Loo, the Dunny, the Office, the Can, the Biffy, the Head, the Comfort Station, the Lavvy, the Privy, and the eThunder Box The Groover is not as scary as it seems. Let’s get everyone up to speed on how it works!! When we go on multi-day raft trips, we often think of the fun whitewater, the epic food, the people, the guides, and the star gazing. When…

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Flora and Fauna of the Rogue River

A BRIEF HISTORY TO SET THE SCENE: People started to be drawn into the area in the mid 1800’s for a lure of told stories about gold and pelts in the area. The Native Americans who inhabited the land were friendly at first to fur trappers in the area, until a feud started when fur trappers murdered a couple of lone Indians. This began the Rogue River Wars of 1855-1856,…

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Best Time of Year for Rogue River Trips?

Great question! Rogue Wilderness Adventures (RWA) offers a large range of amazing Rogue River Trips and when you schedule your trip, it depends on what you’re thinking about doing. Rafting, hiking, and fishing all have different times of year that they shine, so we put together a list of considerations for each trip RWA offers. Rafting Trip RWA offers both full day, half day, and multi-day rafting trips from May…

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Packing for a Rafting Trip – What to Bring

Things to consider when packing for a rafting trip. Insiders advice, tips, and tricks. Whether I am heading out for one night or twenty into a river wilderness canyon, there are some things I’ve learned to bring that tend to always come in handy when packing for a rafting trip. Some are already on your MRWA packing list, and some are ‘extracurricular’ items that I have found to be great…

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Insider River Guide Knowledge

The stories your river guide doesn't want you to know. 1. There is not a rangefinder for the depth of the river on the end of your guides paddle. One of the most frequently asked questions on the river is ‘How deep is the river?’. Being the ever charming, and over-creative river guide that he is, your raft guide might choose to forego the so-called ‘truth’ of the answer, and…

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Be the Smartest Rafter on the River!

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on the raft, so you can have a leg up on your fellow rafters. 1. How deep is the river? A more complicated question than it seems! The river is not measured in depth, but instead in volume. The depth is ever-changing, not only because of rocks on the bottom, but also how wide it is. We measure river…

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Welcome to the Rogue River 2015 Season!

Spring has sprung, and we are gearing up for another fun filled season on the beautiful Rogue River! We are proud to announce our upcoming award in the June issue of Sunset Magazine for ‘Best of the West- Gourmet Camping’, soon followed by a feature in the July Sunset Magazine issue on our award winning ‘Wiking’ (Wine hiking) and ‘Wafting’ (Wine rafting) trips. In hiking news, we recently got back…

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Rogue River Adventures: Fall 2015

We made it! Summer camping season is coming to a close and fall hike and fish season is right around the corner. Two weeks ago we started seeing the first flitter of the Chinook Salmon’s tail at Grave Creek boat launch, and a brief moment of cool fall air blew up the canyon as we launched one of our last camping trips. Fall is coming soon, and with it a…

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Morrisons Lodge on the Rogue River

The first time Lloyd Morrison saw the land upon which he would eventually build Morrisons Lodge he knew it was special. Uniquely situated on a peaceful bend of the famous Rogue River, Morrisons has been hosting anglers, couples, families, and other adventure seekers for more than 70 years. The secluded property feels miles from everywhere but is truly only a 20-minute drive from civilization. Enjoy the comforts of home in…