Last week we had to cancel a Rogue trip very last minute right after the fire started. Our group (three generations of family) was hesitant about the Lower Klamath option we gave them. People in the family have a lot of connections to the Rogue and that is what they had their hearts set on. They did end up switching to the Klamath and this is the first few verses of the song they wrote about the trip:):

(Melody: The House of the Rising Sun (Leadbelly et al)

Dere’s a river in old nor Cal
Called Klamath by native son
Been the ruin of many a poor soul
But by God, we hears its fun

Dere came two clans from near and far
One Morrish and one Harling
Dey run dat river like no one done seen
While at night, wit booze, dey sing

Dey thot to run the mighty Rogue
But fires had shut it down
Up speaks the Klamath “Well, how ‘bout me?”
“No finer can be found”

Dey weren’t so sure, dey had dere doubts
Dey thot it second best
But dey wuz dead wrong, and now dis song–
Well, it tell you all the rest


  • The Climate Run Along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River

    Every season, Momentum partners with a hand-selected group of inspiring organizations to offer unique and custom trip opportunities in beautiful wilderness areas.  With trips ranging from high-adventure whitewater expeditions to gourmet culinary experiences, and from family-friendly riverside vacations to yoga along the river, there is something for everyone. This season... learn more

  • Spring 2021 – Small Group Charters

    Unplugged, out there, active, and comfortable. Want to get away with a small group?  There are few places in the world that offer more river options than spring does on the Oregon/California border region – it is our favorite time of year…  

  • The Momentum Blog