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>>Winter 2008


Winter rafting! A beautiful day on the Umpqua. We were a bit surprised by the amount of snow – normally there is no snow at this elevation – we had to go 25 miles downstream just to get to a spot where we could make it to the river without a plow!

Hello from one of the snowiest places in the west (this year at least)!

How are you? We hope everyone is having an amazing winter! We have had a two-week break from the snow, but we have been hammered this winter and there is more snow on the way! This means we should have a long fun season on our spring rivers like the Cal Salmon and Owyhee. It is going to be an unbelievable spring!

Our winter has been really busy. We have developed some new trips (we are excited about these!), are once again working on a couple of new rivers, have updated our web site (more to come), will soon be offering the ability to book trips and make payments online, are becoming a “Carbon Neutral” company, and of course we have been working on new meals for the spring.

Below there is more info on all our projects and of course info on all our spring trips. Many of you already know this, but spring is the time to see many of the best rivers in the west

Bookings for all our spring trips are already coming in (some Salmon and Owyhee dates are very full) so if you are interested or have questions give us a call or an email!

We hope to see you in the spring!

Kind Regards ,

Pete and the staff of
Momentum River Expeditions


california-salmon-6.jpgThe California Salmon 2 to 4-DayEvery spring starts with this one. It is our favorite and we can’t wait! The Salmon is one of the most spectacular rafting trips in the country; it is world-class whitewater in our back yard. The canyon is spectacular and the rapids are amazing; it’s a magical place. 3-day options include a day on the rarely run class V Scott River or the amazing Clear Creek. This makes the trip one of the premier class V adventures in the country!

New For This Year!: California Salmon Lodge Trips: We have partnered with Marble Mountain Ranch to offer super comfortable early season lodge trips on the Salmon. See everything the Salmon has to offer and then spend your evenings above the Klamath in a comfortable lodge. These trips are also available on other dates for groups of 10 or more.

The Salmon has a relatively short season and the trips are booking up fast. So, even if you are just interested but not sure yet drop us an email or give us a call with a date range so we can warn you if the trip starts getting full.

There is more Cal Salmon info at the California Salmon Rafting Page.
Also check out Erik Meldrum’s pictures from a trip last year: http://picasaweb.google.com/erikmeldrum/CalSalmonMay19202007.

owyhee-river.jpgThe Lower Owyhee 5-day The Grand Canyon of Oregon – a 5-day wilderness journey through one of the most remote canyons in the continental U.S. with hot springs, beautiful side hikes, petroglyphs, and fun mild rapids (a great family option). We have trips scheduled in April and early May.

Like the Salmon the Owyhee trips are filling quickly.

There is more Owyhee info at the Owyhee River Rafting Page.

middleowyheeriver-small.jpgThe Middle Owyhee This is one of the most exotic and rarely run river trips in the country. It combines dramatic dark sheer canyon walls, big rapids, and it is even more remote then the Lower. This trip was featured on OPB’s Oregon Field Guide. While there is only one class V rapid the remoteness makes it a true expedition.

There is more Owyhee info at the Middle River Rafting Page.

clearcreek.jpgLower Klamath / Clear Creek 3-Day Inflatable Kayaking New For This Year! – High spring water adventure trips on the Lower Klamath. We start our trip on a spectacularly beautiful, remote, and extremely rarely run tributary of the Klamath. Once we meet the Klamath we continue down stream and enjoy the river at higher spring flows. The trip offers perfect rapids for Inflatable Kayaking, spectacular mountain scenery, beautiful side hikes, a staggering amount of wildlife, and a chance to run a stretch of river that is rarely seen (or even heard of!).

There is more info at the Klamath River Kayaking Page.
Also check out Erik Meldrum’s pictures from one of our first Clear Creek trips last year:: http://picasaweb.google.com/erikmeldrum/ClearCreekMay212007


– Our web site has been updated: Tell us if you like it (or see any spelling errors:))! There is more to come – we are going to have a system that allows guests to post there trip feedback and testimonials directly onto the web site.

Online Bookings/Payments: We are really excited about this. This should be up this spring and will allow for online booking and trip payments. This should make traveling with us even more convenient.

Carbon Neutral Travel: Every year we strive to reduce our impact on the wild areas we love to visit. This year we are offsetting the Carbon released by running our river trips. Read more at: https://www.momentumriverexpeditions.com/carbonneutralrafting/.

Snow Pack Update:
California Salmon/Scott – 150% of normal for this date.
Owyhee River – 110%
Klamath River – 139%
Rogue River – 145%

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