Summer 2010 Rafting Newsletter

World-Class River Trips Oregon,
Northern California, and beyond…

the Rogue River- Mule Creek Canyon in the summer..

Hello Everyone!

We are here in the middle of a beautiful summer and I decided to sit down and write a rare summer newsletter. It will be short, but hopefully sweet (like this summer has been so far!).

First off I want to thank everyone who joined us this spring! Those who did may have seen snow, rain, wind, sun, AND some of the best water we have ever had! With all the late snow it was a spring for the ages – thank you all so much! We have soooo many spring photos – once things slow down we will get a chance to go through them and put them in a nice slide show for the fall newsletter….

It is HOT! And….. we still do have space on some of our summer trips. The Upper Klamath is rockin’ with its normal big water summer flows – there is no day trip like it in the West. It is also arguably the wettest trip day trip in the West – which is great when the temps are hovering around 100 degrees! We also have very limited space on Rogue Wilderness trips this summer (most of these were full by March). Give us a call for last minute cancellations. If you can’t make it this summer but still want to get on this year fall is an amazing time to see it and we have fall specials on lodge trips. We also have space on our trip at the end of August on British Columbia’s Chilko – incredible diverse scenery, the longest rapid on the continent, and the wilderness of British Columbia!

We are also excited to announce our newest trip – Fall wilderness fly-fishing trips on the Rogue River. From mid September through Mid November we will run Lodge to Lodge wilderness fly fishing trips on the Rogue – there is no trip like it in the continental United States.

Below there is info on our summer trips with space, Fall lodge trips on the Rogue, Fall fishing trips, winter in chile (the ‘Fu’) and our 2011 spring schedule (yes it is out). We wish everyone a wonderful rest of the summer and hopefully we will see you on the river!

Kind Regards,

Pete and the staff of
Momentum River Expeditions

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”

Winnie the Pooh

Summer Trips

Rogue River 3 to 4-Day Wilderness Trips We have limited space from cancellations on one of the world’s great summer wilderness trips. We offer 3-day lodge trips where nights are spent in comfortable and rustic wilderness lodges and 4-day camp trips where nights are spent under the stars.

Cool water, swimming holes everywhere, it is the perfect summer wilderness trip. Call, email, or check out our Rogue River Page for space and to find out more.

Summer on the Upper Klamath For many the Upper Klamath is a yearly pilgrimage (along with a Shakespeare play) and it is definitely the most exciting summer class-IV day trip in the West – it is just really really fun! As I said above it is also the wettest day trip in the west and with the dam releases we still have BIG water. We will be on the Upper ‘K’ through September – take a day off (or two) and join us!

There is more Upper Klamath info at the Upper Klamath Rafting Page.

British Columbia’s Chilko River

The Chilko, Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers – a 7 Day Journey into the Wilderness of British Columbia!
Join us on August 29th for a 7-day journey down the Chilko, Chilcotin and Fraser Rivers – a trip unmatched in its scenic diversity and huge stretch of class IV whitewater. Big John, Farwell, and Lava Canyons; the continent’s longest stretch of commercially navigable whitewater; bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, wolves, and birds of all types; all set in the legendary wilderness of British Columbia.

I am so excited for this trip – if you have any questions please give me a call or an email!

Read more about it here.

Fall Trips

Rogue River 3-Day Fall Lodge Trips The Fall is an amazing time to Raft the Rogue! Mild temperatures, fewer people, more bear sightings, and fall foliage. This year we are offering 10% off on select Lodge trips in September. Check our schedule here and look for “Rogue Wilderness Fall Special Lodge Trip”.

Rogue River Wilderness Fly-Fishing Trips We are excited to announce our newest trip – Fall wilderness fly-fishing trips on the Rogue River. From mid September through mid November we will run 3 and 4-day Lodge to Lodge wilderness fly fishing trips on the Rogue. We will fish for Steelhead and Fall Chinook and with the lodges there is no trip like it in the continental United States. Anthony (many of you have probably met him on a rafting trip) will be managing and guiding along with Irv Urie. Irv has been fishing and guiding on the Rogue for over 40 years, is a wonderful teacher, and knows the river as well as anyone alive. This trip will not be advertised to everyone until next year. Right now it is being filled with Irv’s past guests and people we have mentioned it to during trips – and now all of you! This is truly a unique trip and no fishing experience is required.

Call or email if you are interested!

Winter 2010/2011 Trip

Chile – Patagonia’s Rio Futaleufu

Winter in the warm summer weather of Patagonia! Join us for our annual 9-day luxury wilderness journey into the heart of Patagonia. This is truly one of the earth’s magical places and a trip of a lifetime (and my personal “favorite river in the world”).

The trip includes:
– One of the world’s greatest and most beautiful whitewater rivers.
– Whitewater from high volume class III to some of the biggest class V run in the world (your choice).
– Luxury wilderness camps set among glacier-capped peaks.
– Tons of other activities – hiking, mountain biking, word-class fishing…
You can see a video about the trip at:
Our schedule for this winter is out here.

Spring 2011 Trips

Our 2011 schedule is out on many of our spring rivers and people are starting to book.

For Launch Dates visit the river page:

The California Salmon
The Illinois River
–  The Owyhee River