Every year around this time I sit down and go through all the photos, ‘thank you’s’, and testimonials from the season. As I sort through the emails and the photos it never fails to give me goose bumps, it never fails to make me happy (and a little sad), and it never fails to remind me of the power and beauty of our wild places and, even more importantly, of the unique and remarkable people we are lucky enough to spend time with on the river every season. For every time you all have learned something from us on the river we have learned something from you – from you lives, experiences, and opinions.
Once again, I truly want to thank you all!
Below are a few of the testimonials from the 2014 season.
Pete and the Staff of Momentum River Expeditions
“The guys are still buzzing about the trip, and I think I speak for everyone when I say it was the finest whitewater river that we’ve ever done” – John
“The kids and I had the most amazing time experiencing that beautiful stretch of country with you, Justin and Arden. To say it simply, it was THE BEST! Fond memories were made that will last a lifetime” – Lisa
“Best trip ever! We all had an amazing time, it was a beautiful location and a memorable trip. You guys where constantly working, setting up camp, preparing fabulous food and getting us down the river, you made it feel like you really cared and enjoyed the job.” – Pete
“Mike and I returned last week from our Salmon River trip. I just wanted to let you know that we found it absolutely fantastic! It was a little bit hard to wrap my mind around the idea of “camping” in the same sentence as “luxury”—I’m not really used to having my gear packed off, my tent set up, and appetizers waiting—but it was fantastic in every way. Great staff, great food, very well planned and organized in the many details such as transportation to and from the ends of the river, amounts and variety of food, timing of the details of each day (sending the gear boats off, having meals and appetizers prepared on a schedule). The Salmon River canyon is also a fantastically beautiful area.” – Ann
“Tom and I had the trip of a lifetime with Erik and Alan on the Wild and Scenic Rogue July 10 – 12th. We thank you all for the great food, preparations and information that you shared before and during our fabulous trip. We are Momentum fans, forever!” – Nan
“Happy to tell you this is 4th or 5th time with your company and we won’t raft with anyone else! Anthony was great, as are all your guides – I appreciate the level of skill and experience that they all have, so thanks for running a great company and having a great crew!” – Lorraine
“We just got back from our Rogue camping trip with Simon, Jane, and Cooper. We cannot say enough wonderful things about the journey and these three marvelous guides. We had the absolute best time and can’t wait to do it again. The guides were AMAZING-truly gifts. They were positive, professional, enormously fun, and just plain old wonderful to spend time with. They really made the trip unforgettable.” – Lisa
“Thank you Pete for providing a first class business. Each trip with Momentum proves again what a high quality service you provide. Your guides, Anthony, Jeff and, of course Beth are excellent representatives of your company. Safety, service, adventure and attention to detail are trademarks for you and your company. I admit I was out of my element the first couple of days, but, I always felt safe with your crew. Thanks Pete for lifetime memories.” – Bill
“I’d like to give a big shout out to our trip leader, Erik. A consummate professional, hardworking and with tremendous patience to boot. At the end of the trip, an ‘outdoor challenged’ individual like myself who had to be rescued multiple times was truly convinced that Erik could get me out of any sticky situation on a river run with his tremendous skills. A great asset for Momentum – and a personal thanks from me.” – Mehul
“Thank you very much for a great time on the Owyhee River a few weeks ago. Your service was excellent and each guide worked extremely hard making a low water run super fun and a memorable experience. Jack and I are already thinking about the Salmon in the near future. When we decide a date you guys can bet we’ll be giving you a call. With your outstanding service how could we refuse? I’ve been on several multi-day private trips and know to a certain extent the work and planning that goes into making a trip successful. This past trip fits the bill as far as I can see and then some.” – Wade
“My 11 year old son and I recently did the 3 day lodge trip down the Rogue River. Where to begin? Our guides, Eric and Alan, made us feel immediately comfortable and well taken care of from everything to the clear instructions on safety, to intensive knowledge and interesting stories from Rogue River’s past, to amazing happy hours, and those meals – fresh fruits/veggies, local cheese and wine, and crazy good cooked and prepared dishes! There was never a moment that we didn’t feel well attended to. Even more amazing was watching my son develop from a tentative rafter to an avid self-confident kayaker in the space of three days! This, even after becoming a “swimmer” on day two, he couldn’t wait to jump back in to the inflatable kayak with a big grin. Really great to watch! I can’t recommend this trip enough. It was so much fun, and yet, really peaceful. One of the families that joined us have done a number of rafting tours and confirmed that Momentum is their number one raft group of choice for all the reasons I also mention. I am already printing out next year’s potential choices! So what are you waiting for, GO NOW!” – Vicki
“We had an EPIC trip rafting down the Rogue!! Our guides Tyler, Cooper and Arden made the trip for myself, my husband and our three boys aged 8,12 and 15 so much fun and far exceeded our expectations. Their confidence level made you feel so safe, they cooked the most amazing food and the views of the Rogue River were so beautiful and spectacular. My husband loved the more thrilling experience of the inflatable kayaking. Our guides also knew the best places for our two youngest boys to try their kayak skills and they only wished they had down it earlier on in the trip. My mother and her husband who traveled with us who are almost seventy years old had a wonderful time. All the wildlife you see is awesome and swimming in the side waterfalls was renewing. If you want a true family experience with you and your family go rafting down the Rogue with Momentum!” – Karmen
“Our group of 4 went with Erik and Beth down the Rogue River for 3 days. It was a combo white water raft/kayak trip. The guides were excellent, the food and accommodations were superb, and the trip was one of the best I have ever been on. I have booked trips in Africa, Argentina, New Zealand, and many other locales. Momentum is by far has the best guides and service. The Rogue River trip is great for families, friends, and people of all ages. I highly recommend this adventure!”
“This was the best river rafting experience ever and we completely enjoyed our trip with Momentum: it was a perfect combo of excitement and comfort. Very, very, organized, great food, great equipment and an awesome rafting experience. A super trip indeed!! So good that we plan to return for overnight trip soon (I can’t wait to go again). Special Thanks to Alan for making our trip memorable.” – Kreya
“I just cannot say enough great things about this team! From pick up to drop off, it was 5 star service! Alex, Orea & Arden could NOT have been any better! Not to mention you could tell they all love what they do. They are simply the BEST! My husband and I will be talking about this run for years to come. THANK YOU to Momentum for making this such a memorable experience.” – Kristen
“Best memory of our 2 week road trip! Our Momentum White Water Rafting Trip exceeded our expectations in ways you can’t imagine! Waterside lunch, wetsuits (all the other rafting companies let their clients FREEZE!) gregarious guides, and informed history of the river made this experience our favorite memory on our 2 week West Coast trip. Thank you!!!!” – Ariel
“Thank you for all you did in order to give us such an amazing adventure on your Rogue River trip. Everything you did, from Beth’s remembering to check in with us in January and helping us plan, to the outstanding guides, Tyler, Cooper and Arden, each one outstanding in their own unique way.. to the fabulous food and the gourmet way in which the guides prepared and served it, to the great equipment for everyone and the super professional way in which your organization works together so well was enjoyed and appreciated by all in my family.” – Bettye
“2 words…beyond expectation! With so many ‘tourist’ type companies operating these days, we were hoping the experience would live up to the blurb. It was better! Special thanks to Arden who is an amazing lady….one of a kind. Within minutes of meeting, we felt relaxed, safe and knew we were in good hands. Our 2 girls (aged 7 and 8) loved their first ever rafting experience as did Mummy and Daddy. Arden could not have done more to make it a lifelong memorable experience for us all. Thank you again…Maria, Richard and the girls.” – Maria
“I will add to the chorus of great reviews. We did a family trip on the Rogue (lodge trip). We had a wonderful time, the food was great, the guides were great, and we are ready to sign up with Momentum again. They are a class act.” – Kathleen