We want to start by thanking all of our past and present guests. At the end of every year we sift through the emails and the photos from all of you and it never fails to give us goose bumps, it never fails to make us happy (and a little sad), and it never fails to remind us 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.
So, with your continued support, wonderful personalities, and adventurous spirits we will continue to keep and attract the best guides anywhere. We will continue to reshape the way river travel is run and to work towards setting the standard in trip quality and environmental responsibility. And we will continue to run rivers and add adventures that are the best in their class and that are off the beaten path.
To all past and present guests a huge -
For those who have not been on a rafting trip with us below are some highlights and then a rolling list of testimonials as they come in from our guests. You can also check out TripAdvisor.com and Yelp.com for even more. Enjoy!
“Unrivaled As a Commercial Rafting Company - Pete Wallstrom, the owner of Momentum River Expeditions, puts his years of experience and expertise into the management of what just might be the best commercial rafting company in North America. The trips are spectacular beyond description, the guides are the best of the best, the food is incomparable, and the customers are treated like royalty. I especially would like to recommend the Cal Salmon trip and the Illinois River trip. The Illinois is one of the most incredible canyons I have ever seen, let alone rafted on. The combination of lush flora, thundering rapids, and isolation make it nearly indescribable”
Paul – California Salmon and Illinois Rivers
“I know it’s rare, but Momentum is a company that delivers everything they promise – I have been rafting with many outfitters but they set the standard. Great guides, great food, great gear, great times. We had an amazing trip - Support this company!”
John – Upper Klamath
“I want to thank you as well for your guidance on the river, your patience and respect towards my children, and making our first time rafting the pleasurable time that it was.”
Marcy - Rogue River
"I’ve traveled with Pete on 4 river trips, 3 of them covering multiple days. In every case, his professionalism shines and in each case, my experiences have been nothing less than brilliant."
Alan – Lots of Trips
“What a premier company you have got going! I have been rafting with groups for over 20 years and you guys are DELUXE! The little things go along way in demonstrating the class act you provide. I have never had anyone provide wines on a trip and I felt like I was pampered and relaxed while in camp. The attention to our safety on the water is the primary goal for our group when we choose a trip and you exceeded the expectations. All of the guides were great fun and obviously selected carefully! I certainly hope to join you on another trip and will recommend your company to my other rafting friends and family! Thanks again!”
Melody – Lots of Trips
"I just wanted to thank you again for the great Illinois trip a few weeks ago, it was definitely one of the best multi-day trips I have ever been on and, as usual, the attention to detail that you and your guides adhere to is astounding and very much appreciated."
Paul –Illinois River
“Momentum Rafting doesn't do themselves justice. We were extremely pleasantly surprised with the great food, the small groups, the knowledge shared, and the amazing river!! SO much less commercial than our last trip and so much more time on the river. And all at a really great price given all the extras.”
Carrie - Upper Klamath
“Dear Pete, Robyn, Jason and Chad, I can only echo Nancy's comments. Many, many thanks for such a tremendous trip. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, and we bring back wonderful memories. The commitment and heart that you brought was fabulous - and shined in every aspect of the trip. You always went the extra mile and anticipated what we would need or want to do long before we knew ourselves. Congratulations on building an organization that brings such joy, fun and laughter to its clients, while executing with the highest professionalism and standards. It is quite an achievement.”
Ann – Klamath and Rogue Rivers
“Dear Arden, Pete and Mike, It’s been over a month since we adventured down the Rogue with you all, yet we still drink coffee from our beat up Momentum mugs and talk about our late summer in Oregon. Rudy grew in inches, strength and soul during our trip; somewhere in the midst of the white water, the mouse in our dry bag and the games of bocce ball along the river great things happened for him and for all of us. As Arden well knows, I was so hesitant at the beginning of the trip (hesitant? No - petrified) having had a bad white water encounter before. Arden’s skill, reassurance and compassion, warmth and outrageous sense of humor helped me to let go of that experience and open up to this one. I can’t emphasize enough what this did for me, and as a result, what it did for our family. It meant so much to us that we were able to take this kind of trip together and that Rudy have an experience that challenged and thrilled him and that we all were able to get so far away from our day to day at home. The weekend after we returned, the three of us backpacked 5 miles to a spot overlooking the ocean in Pt. Reyes and spent the night listening to the waves. It was a great way to think back on the time we spent with all of you. Thank you again and again for this memory. We hope to see you all again.”
Aly – Rogue River
“Amazing - Pete, If I had to pick one word to describe our trip down the Illinois River last week (with Mike and Mara), the subject line of this email would be it. I knew going in that it was likely to be a good trip, and that we would have fun. I didn't realize that it would be one of (if not THE) best trip/vacation/experience we've ever had. Mike and Mara were nothing short of phenomenal... Ann actually cried as they drove off after dropping us off. We miss them. (Feel free to share this with them, even if it will inflate Mike's ego ;-) ) On a scale of 1-10 we're rating this a perfect 10. We've never done that before. Thanks again for an amazing run down the gorgeous Illinois - it was one experience I know I won't forget. Oh - and Tell Mike and Mara we miss them! “
John - Illinois River
“Well the Goldsteins of Israel and the Jahnke family of Pittsburgh, once again got together for our annual summer vacation. This summer it was a trip to the theme parks in Orlando, FL. At dinner after our second day at the parks, one of the kids said, “Today was really fun, but it was nothing like rafting with Pete, Mike, and Anthony. Who else had a better time on the river than in the park?” One by one, all six kids raised their hands. And all four adults. Well, it’s decided. Nothing. Absolutely nothing can beat a Momentum Rafting Trip! We’re hoping our schedules will work out next summer….”
BatSheva - Rogue River
“Holy Moly – Re: the Cal Salmon trip – the most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my 30 years and my mom has done in her 66. Intense, wonderful, well-organized, incredible — I still don’t have the words to really describe it. All I can say is that I feel insanely lucky I was able to experience this with some of the greatest people. Orea is the best. Eric, Mike, Faye and Simon are just as fantastic. Do this people. Seriously. Just go.
The Cal Salmon
“… Your company makes it so easy for the “outdoor adventure challenged” to enjoy this spectacular wilderness area and always feel safe and comfortable. I started out with reasonably high expectations, but the experience far surpassed my wildest dream! I would recommend your adventures to anyone who has an interest in experiencing this wonderful wilderness in style and comfort.”
“Salmon River, Idaho – I’ve rafted and kayaked rivers throughout the West. Our 6 days with Momentum on the Main Stem of Idaho’s Salmon River was a good as it gets. The guides were experienced, hardworking, and attentive. Momentum’s policy of hiring only guides with at least 8 years’ experience is unusual, and it clearly is working for them. The equipment was good, and the food was excellent. I strongly recommend them.”
Idaho's Salmon River
“Momentum Guides & Trips are Amazing – We did a 4 day trip down the Rogue River. The entire adventure was flawless and amazing. The guides are fun smart and provide Ritz Carlton like service in the wilderness- obviously the bathroom situation is a bit tough on us city folk You spend each day rafting, kayaking and/or swimming down a very scenic river only to arrive at at a charming campsite. The execution from start to finish is well orchestrated and eases all burdens for the people who have wilderness-deficit.”
“BEST rafting company! – Friends organized an all women’s rafting trip – with mothers, aunts, sisters – all ages. We weren’t sure what to expect but Momentum completely delivered. We opted for the lodge rafting trip – 2.5 days on the water, 2 nights at beautiful river-side cabins/lodges. Not only was the river absolutely beautiful, but the lodges were amazing – comfortable but rustic – but the guides were phenomenal. They were professional – made us feel safe – but were fun and so incredibly organized. By far the best company on the river. The food was unbelievable – one day at lunch we arrived to the lunch spot to find out table set out at the base of a waterfall – with an array of beautiful fruit, cheeses, and desserts laid out. It was a bit surreal… Momentum is first class – they know how to do this right. They allow you to have fun and yet they certainly acknowledge the power of the river and are very safety focused. I would highly recommend them. And I can’t wait to raft with them in Chile!!! We rafted with Eric, Arden and Alan – all amazing :}”
The Rogue Lodge Trip
First and foremost: a huge thanks to the entire, professional crew at Momentum for guiding our large group on a trip on the Lower Klamath River. They really took care of everything and all that was needed on our end was to relax and have a great time; to which I appreciate that! Besides their exceptional professionalism, they are wonderful people in their individual rights. And these great qualities show through, time and time again, thus adding to the quality of the trip. Having them all be super approachable, for me, made it that much easier to relax and have a great time. I was new to the group that had already used Momentum in the past, so there was already a great sense of community in place; and the guides/crew made it that much easier to become a part of this community. I appreciate everything everyone did during our week at Momentum and absolutely encourage you to book a trip with them. They will offer you a professional, safe trip with all the fun you want to put into it. ...
So much FUN!! Alan, our guide, was awesome. He made the experienceI Fantastic.I have gone rafting twice and Momentum has been great both times. Mike was my guide on my first trip and he did a great job. I am sticking with MOMENTUM!
My husband and I took a trip out west on July 2, 2013. We planned on traveling down the coast of Oregon. We heard about Momentuum Whitewater Rafting online and decided to give it a try. After talking to a customer rep. we decided to sign up for an entire days trip. It was awesome and we were so glad we did! My husband an I are both in are late 60\'s and had never done this before! Tyler was so knowledgeable and instructed us on how to handle ourselves as well as the raft. I was a bit nervous, but once we got going thoroughly enjoyed the trip! Tyler informed us about the river and the habitat of the fish and animals there. He even had a wonderful picnic lunch for all of us to enjoy on the beach around midday. I was very impressed with the care for the environment. Everything we brought in, we took out. It was a great trip and one we wouldn\'t hesitate to do again. Nice part also was the company picks you right up at your hotel and drops you back there at the end of the day. No worries a...
This was our first trip with Momentum, a three-day lodge trip down the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River. Three generations of my family were able to take the trip thanks to the thoughtful and thorough support of our guides. It was a trip we didn’t think we’d ever be able to take because of my 74-year-old father’s lower back issues. However, thanks to an imaginative seating solution from Alan involving a cooler and lawn chairs, my father and his wife were able to ride in a raft safely, securely, and comfortably for the entire trip! We were incredibly impressed with Alan, Brad, and Mike’s attention to detail throughout the trip, and their commitment to making it a memorable experience for our family. This was a “bucket list” trip for my dad (who had gone down the same stretch of river in the 1960s) and stepmother, and the fact they were able to do it in comfort and style on their “thrones” in the raft was such a treat for all of us. We were so impressed w...
We took the half-day trip on the Rogue on 7/13 with Arden and Mike. Everything about it was excellent--professional, fun, great rapids. Arden, who ran our boat, was terrific--in control and full of interesting information about the river. I highly recommend this company.
We’ve been savoring our time ever since. You were a great team; a wonderful lead—calm while watchful—and our Girls grew by paddles, rows and splashes. Keep caring, cooking and laughing the wonderful way you all do…
Your company makes it so easy for the “outdoor adventure challenged” to enjoy this spectacular wilderness area and always feel safe and comfortable. I started out with reasonably high expectations, but the experience far surpassed my wildest dream! I would recommend your adventures to anyone who has an interest in experiencing this wonderful wilderness in style and comfort.
Flawless! – Couldn’t imagine a better run trip from A-Z. Loved the guides and the vibe surrounding the entire trip. If I’m ever looking to do another trip I will reach out to Momentum to go with them or even for advice on other companies if they don’t run that area…they are just great people.
Holy Moly – Re: the Cal Salmon trip – the most amazing thing I’ve ever done in my 30 years and my mom has done in her 66. Intense, wonderful, well-organized, incredible — I still don’t have the words to really describe it. All I can say is that I feel insanely lucky I was able to experience this with some of the greatest people. Orea is the best. Eric, Mike, Faye and Simon are just as fantastic. Do this people. Seriously. Just go.
Well the Goldsteins of Israel and the Jahnke family of Pittsburgh, once again got together for our annual summer vacation. This summer it was a trip to the theme parks in Orlando, FL. At dinner after our second day at the parks, one of the kids said, “Today was really fun, but it was nothing like rafting with Pete, Mike, and Anthony. Who else had a better time on the river than in the park?” One by one, all six kids raised their hands. And all four adults. Well, it’s decided. Nothing. Absolutely nothing can beat a Momentum Rafting Trip! We’re hoping our schedules will work out next summer….
I had an amazing time on the Rogue River with my family. My guides were so awesome. Are guides and the beauty set this trip apart from any other I have been on. Arden, Robin and my dude Tyler made this trip all around dope! Food was amazing, Equipment top notch, and the knowledge of our leaders made this River trip something that will never be forgotten. Momentum is definitely the Movement and I have already recommended to many friends. I plan on doing at least one river trip with this group every year for the duration of my life. If your reading this do yourself a favor and book yourself a trip. The Rogue was in amazing form when I was on it. This company gets all Love from me!
I had a very good time and i will do it again
We had a wonderful time on the Upper Klamath River. Anthony guided us expertly through some great white-water, we had a superb breakfast and lunch, and really enjoyed the experience! We will be back for another trip with Momentum!
Momentum is the best! Arden, Orea and Tyler are amazing. Thank you for a memorable and perfect trip!
Irv, Dan and Hayden, Our fishing trip down the beautiful Rogue River was awesome. The fishing was great, the food made us all gain a few pounds, and you guys really treated us like kings. Hopefully we can do this again in the near future and we will surely call the \\\"best team on the river\\\". Thanks for making this the trip of a life time. Bob, Rob, Keith, Bill and Pat
Everyone of you made every effort to meet every need and worked to keep us comfortable and well cared for. Thanks for a memorable trip.
What a fabulous crew! A more hardworking, congenial group is hard to imagine. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful river with the \"Buffalo River Rats\"!
You opened up a beautiful new world to me. Many thanks!
Thanks for such a fabulous trip. Food awesome! River technique fabulous to watch!
I am so grateful for the positive morale you all provided for us and especially grateful for the awesome food accommodations as I transition to a new dietary restriction. From my heart and spirit, I THANK YOU!
I can\'t thank you enough for all of the help with buckles, zippers, shoes and wet suits. It was because of your help that the trip was possible for me.
You are the BEST! We so appreciate your hard work on the river and off and your great sense of humor. We loved your company, the canyons, the river, the meals. What a fabulous trip. Thank you!
You are the BEST! We so appreciate your hard work on the river and off and your great sense of humor. We loved your company, the canyons, the river, the meals. What a fabulous trip. Thank you!
Irv, Dan and Hayden, Our fishing trip down the beautiful Rogue River was awesome. The fishing was great, the food made us all gain a few pounds, and you guys really treated us like kings. Hopefully we can do this again in the near future adn we will surely call the \"best team on the river\". Thanks for making this the trip of a life time. Bob, Rob, Keith, Bill and Pat
Dear Anthony - we had a wonderful time with some truly great people - many thanks to all of you for making this a memorable experience. I hope our paths cross again in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Al
Simon, Now that we are back in the UK, I wanted to say thank you for making our one-day trip down the Upper Klamath a highlight of our stay in the USA. My wife, our 14-year-old son and I, all enjoyed it immensely. Firstly, it\'s a great river with dramatic sections, stunning scenery and lots of wildlife; there is also a good flow even in August: I still find it hard to believe that in the calm sections between the rapids the river visibly slopes downhill. Secondly your organisation is very professional, but also personal, with pre-trip confirmatory e-mails and a pickup from our campsite that was bang on time. But most importantly, more than an experienced guide and an excellent raft-Captain, your knowledge of the area and enthusiasm for the experience was infectious and added hugely to the overall enjoyment. This was, as billed, an exhilarating wilderness experience not a theme park ride which we will all remember for many years to come. Thanks again to you and all at Momentum. And t...
Thank you for this message!! The trip was AWESOME!! The pictures turned out great... So, we\'ve told everyone all about it...(and, of-course I have them completely laughing) I tell then how it was just me and the teenage boy in front and you were yelling at me to PADDLE! You said, \"You call that paddling??\" And I paddled my little heart out... and then you said, \"ok, now REALLY paddle! or we\'ll flip the boat on the next rapid... I was determined. Meanwhile, Aaron was sitting in the middle-- la-dee-da! Then came the rapid....with your voice still ringing in my ears, I paddled and paddled. The water washed over my head, I couldn\'t see anything,,, just swirling water. I couldn\'t even tell if I was even still in the boat, but I sure wasn\'t going to stop paddling..! \"Keep going!!\" ...and then we were done. Calm... the water was cool and felt good. Let\'s do it again!! We would love to join you for a camp trip in the future. Hope all is well and you have a good sk...
Dear Mara, We all had such a lovely time, for 3 days every minute was wonderful. Thank you for making it so special for all of us. Best Regards Lamees
Dear Mike, Simon and Rebecca (and Rachel) We had such an awesome time! The girls voted it \"best trip ever\" (except for their colds) and you all had everything to do with that. And just so you know, you had some pretty stiff competition that includes trips to Alaska, Vienna, Paris and New York...Thanks for doing what you\'re doing. The trip met every expectation and more. Take care and we hope we see you again next year! Laurie and Nancy
Hi Belle! So sorry for taking so long to respond; the time just got away from me! We had an amazing time; the trip was unforgettable - so many fun memories :) It was so great to meet you and share such an awesome day. You were a wonderful guide and made our trip a great experience! Hope you\'re enjoying the last bit of summer...someday down the road, maybe we\'ll see you on the river again! Best of luck to you with your PhD!! Thanks :) Jennifer Phil Don Jessica
Hi Mike, Rafting the Upper Klamath was a great experience and thank you Mike for guiding us through it safely. I would like to call Momentum River Expeditions again when I return to Oregon in the near future. Take care, Ed
We\'ve been savoring our time ever since. You were a great team; a wonderful lead---calm while watchful---and our Girls grew by paddles, rows and splashes. Keep caring, cooking and laughing the wonderful way you all do. Best this fall, Rick
Arden- Jared here, thanks so much for the experience. I really enjoyed it. Everything went so smooth..seems like you\'ve done this a bunch before!! Zach, Paige and Anthony were so much fun as well and a great team to enjoy the trip with. I\'ve officially gone from someone who thought it might be a 1 time experience..to maybe even looking into a return trip next yr! (This time I want more steelheads and I can be an old pro at the kayaks!) Just phenomenal across the board- when you spend 3 days like that with anyone it\'s crazy not to stay in touch- Thanks again! Jared
Thanks for your email Mike. We both had a great day. Thanks so much. We\'ll be sure to recommend Momentum in the future. Best wishes Thomas
My husband, 2 kids and myself went on the Rogue River in Oregon with Momentum. What a fantastic trip! The guides were very knowledgeable, fun and friendly. Our kids loved spending time with them. They had never been camping and truly enjoyed the experience. Our guides made our trip as smooth and safe as possible. We met great people on the trip and enjoyed making friends. Camp was always set up when we reached the beach that would be our abode for the night. It really helped us city dwellers to see our tent up every day! THANKS! They cooked delicious food every day, many times from scratch. Thanks to Orea, Mike and Zack for a great trip. We hope to make another trip with you all soon!
Hey Mike, Good to hear from you. My daughters loved the rafting trip and really enjoyed you as our guide. It was a blast. I\'d like to bring our two younger sons next summer. We will see if we can fit it in. Take care, Larry
We had a superb time, Mike. You were a terrific guide. Have a great rest of the summer.
Rebecca, You were fantastic! We had such a great time! It was thrilling and beautiful and fun! It was very enjoyable talking with you and hearing a bit about your interesting life! Thanks for sharing it with us and for doing such a great job! Your fans, Jack and Alex
Hi Erik! I am sorry for responding so late, but am having trouble with my computer. Anyway, the rafting on the Klamath was THE HIGHLIGHT of this entire trip for me. I have shared my experiences with my friends, and will be sending you another family who is interested in your tour. I gave you rave reviews and have interested several others. Hope all is well with you. Thanks for a wonderful experience. I learned a lot! Chris
Thank YOU, Erik! You helped to make our day trip one that we\'ll all remember for the rest of our lives! I wrote to Rachel to tell her/them about how you and Zac were SO WONDERFUL!!!! We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the area and the power of the water---and had the most magnificent time running the rapids (of course we know that we did nothing to help you maneuver the raft !!! Thank you again for all your hard work!!! We will gladly recommend you and the company for anyone who asks!!! Mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian) and Aloha!!!!
Hi Anthony: We really enjoyed the trip and you were a fantastic guide. We will most definitely be back for a longer trip next time. Mara and Frank
Rebecca, thank you so much for the great adventure we enjoyed. You truly love what you do and your enthusiasm is contagious! I would like to speak with you about the lodge excursions. Thanks again for your expertise and sharing the adventure of the Rogue River. Alex
Anthony, Thank you so much. We had a fantastic time, it was the highlight of our extended weekend in Ashland. I kept comparing the experience with previous trips down the Grand Canyon; our trip on friday was just as good if not better except that it was over so soon. I really appreciate your effort to make it such a great experience. Thanks again. ---Bill
Hi Arden :) Thanks so much for your email! I really do miss you all! We had a blast with you and the whole crew...thanks again for a tremendously amazing weekend excursion :) I hope you have a fantastic remainder of your summer and also hope to see you again in the future. Hugs, Dana
Thank you....you guys were awesome and gave us a very memorable trip!
Mara, Thanks to all of you as well. The trip was excellent and your knowledge of the river was amazing. Definitely the highlight of our summer. Thanks, Scott
Thanks so much Mike, we had a really great time. I appreciated your sense of humor too - you made me laugh! I have posted a Trip Advisor review. I think we will join you on the Salmon at some point. All the best to Simon and Pete too.
Eric, Your the one who deserves thanks. Your knowledge and skill on the river was inspiring. The trip wouldn\'t been the same without you. With any luck we\'ll do another trip. Take it easy. Sincerely, Jack
Hi Pete!! We are all so grateful for such a fun opportunity to raft/kayak the Rogue the way we did! We all a wonderful time! The children wrote about their experience in their journals so they will be remembering it for a long time. :) Many thanks and blessings!! Paulina and family
Three members of my family (two adults, one teenager) had a fabulous trip under the able and delightful guidance of Simon. He was brilliant at getting the 7 of us on the raft to negotiate exciting rapids as a paddling team. And we had thrills without spills thanks to his own hard work. The lunch on the riverbank was excellent and the whole day was well arranged from beginning to end. We will do this trip again
Anthony! Thanks for the ride...we all enjoyed the experience completely and will plan to do it again on a different river in the future. It was nice to have a thoroughly professiional guide first time out of the box. Hopefully, this will not be our last trip with you. On behalf of Pat and Lee, thanks again, Greg
Hi Pete, My name is Dana, Bert\'s second daughter, and we just finished our trip with your crew yesterday. I had to write to personally thank you for providing one of the best vacations I have ever had :) Arden, Zack, Paige and Anthony could not have been a better fit for our group and they made the trip that much more enjoyable and memorable. They were all infectious with their passion and happiness with being on the river and were so informative with history and stories along the way. I surprised even myself by how sad I was to leave yesterday, a very atypical mood for this \"glass half full\" kind of gal :) I told my dad today that we need to go back! My only regret is not saying goodbye and thank you to Zack and Anthony. We thought we would see them at Galice but in the rush of getting out the door, that didn\'t happen. Would you mind passing my \'thank you\' along to them next time you are in touch? Thanks so much! Sending my best for a wonderful rest of your summer!!! Cheer...
Hi Mara, Arden, and Simon - We had such a fantastic time. I am ready to sign up for another trip right now!! I can\'t thank you enough for how wonderful you were - especially with getting my kiddos involved in the adventure and encouraging them to stretch their wilderness muscles. It was a dream of mine to take a trip like this, and it exceeded my expectations. I also want to thank you for going above and beyond to accommodate our food issues. I know Finley was very relieved! Oliver declared the bacon the best ever (and I might have to agree) It was all just so much fun - even if it took a good week or so for my bottom to recover from the fish ladder. I was incredibly sore once I didn\'t have the cold river to jump in several times a day! Happy rafting!! Diana Arden-- why did the cucumber go out with the raisin?? He couldn\'t get a date.
Hi Pete, Our group really enjoyed our trip and as the clients know, the guides make up a large part of that enjoyment. You have some very special guides there as I’m sure you know but it never hurts to hear it again. Our hat is off to their attitude, their professionalism and their ability to create a good time for the clients while being very aware of their safety issues. I was really impressed to hear that Arden was off again today on the Upper Klamath – 40 class III and IV in 17 miles one day trip- today. [BTW – send some info on that trip when you get a chance. A good activity to squeeze between two plays in Ashland.] That gal is like the energetic battery bunny. Your trip plan and people made for a special and memorable trip. Thanks from all of our group. Bert
Hi All, Can\'t tell you guys again, what a great time we had! We will definitely sign up for another river trip again....maybe another river. Every one of you, Anthony, Arden and Orea, were great in very individual ways! Thank you to all of you for your enthusiasm and gentle nature with our girls :) Anthony, for enduring a boatful of girls, sharing your vast knowledge about the experience, enduring lots of questions, and for supporting and encouraging both Emma and Audrey in their first ik experience, Arden for your enthusiasm for the kids, your obvious love of what you do, and tending to Audrey in her time of need....and Orea, for your gentle willingness to have Audrey help you in the kitchen....you made her days!!! Thank you all for your time and patience, and enthusiasm. We\'ve told many people about our trip, and hopefully some of them will come your way....I know they wont be disappointed! I would love some of your recipes....the food was so awesome... the thai food night....w...
I was not sure how I would feel about an all day river rafting Class 4 rapids trip having very little experience rafting and being generally risk adverse! However, this was a wonderful experience for me, as well as my husband and 13 and 17 yo children. Our guide, Anthony, inspired absolute confidence and skillfully negotiated the rapids. The trip was beautiful and fun and jumping into the river and swimming at the end of the trip was also a highlight.
You guys were great! On certain days when I am home looking out the window while tending to my screaming baby, I will think of you folks riding high on the waves and sleeping under bright stars.
Thanks, Simon, We had such a terrific time! You made those kids\' day! Best, Laurie
We have returned from our week long family trip to the Ashland area and the highlight of our trip was the fantastic river rafting trip we did with you on the Upper Klammath. There could not have been a more perfect experience for each and everyone of us. We\'re still talking about it and will for a long time. Each of the groups think they had \"the best\" river guide. Personally, I think Arden (ours) was the best because we were in her boat. She was so much fun, such an expert, and we learned so much about the river. She was obviously extremely experienced and skilled, very safety conscious, and geared our boat to have the most joyful time possible. Loved her laugh!!! Please tell her how much we appreciated her guiding \"gift\" to us, as well as thanking the other two guides. I would recommend you guys anytime! You are a first class organization. Thanks, again. Kathy
Trip was great- Alan,Simon and Faye were excellent! Have not been on the river since my college kayaking days but I am now excited to get back out. Will definitely pass along your outfit and recommend! Thanks! Mark
Oh my love your list and slightly jealuos of your living situation. We dream of being able to live somewhere like that one day. However,I probably would never see my hubby again unless I went fishing with him. And from personal experience if you can just get through the first few hrs of grandparents babysitting you will be glad you did. Everytime we (hubs and I) take a night for ourselves our marriage is truly blessed. Try it, you will see.
We had the fantastic family expience of rafthing the Upper Klamath with the Momentum Company and cannot believe how truly skilled, experienced, and absolutely wonderful the experience was for all 16 of us. We\'ve rafted quite a few times in the past and this was better than all the others put together. Our guides were so fun and knowledgeable. Impossible to top this!
We\'re happy to report that we have never enjoyed a river trip as much as we did this one. The guides were personable, knowledgable and really laid out a wonderful lunch at the side of the river complete with a local character named Rodrigo the squirrel. We felt safe even though there were many challenging rapids and we\'d do this again in a heart beat. Thanks!!!
Just want to let y\'all know that our guides on thurs, Eric and Allen were fabulous. They were professional, informative, fun loving and safe. We had a wonderful time and would recommend your company to anyone that asks. Thanks again Claudia and Greg
Thanks again Anthony, you are the best! It was a perfect day! Thank-you, Denise
Eric , once again thank you for showing all of us a great time on the river . You and all the guides made this a memory we will all cherish. Cheers Josh
Hi Rebecca, So nice to hear from you. We very much enjoyed ourselves thanks to your skills on the river and off and your wonderful hospitality. Your work with Matthew was impressive. Thanks for a fun week. Cheers, Steve
Thank you Anthony, we had a great time and an excellent weekend. you guys have a great group, I am sure we will meet again. Aaron
Hi Erik, Your leadership of the trip helped make it a great experience for everyone. Everyone came back without any injuries and still had a terrific experience. Thanks for being a great leader and teacher. Jeff
Hi Erik, Thank you so much for such a wonderful trip! We were so impressed with all of the guides and we liked that everyone was very efficient and professional, while each having a fun and unique personality. Every part of the trip was so unique and we totally fell in love with the area. I haven\'t had that much fun in a long time! Phillip and I are hoping to make it up there to do one of the one day trips as well. I also have to thank you and the whole company for being so careful with our gluten allergy. After the first meal, seeing how careful you all were, I was able to relax and enjoy mealtime--which is usually something I can only do in my own home. That made the entire trip even better. Overall, I could not have been more happy with how everything went and we will definitely be adding rafting to our list of favorite activities! Thank you! Tiffany (and Phillip and Trinity)
Hey Erik, Thanks so much for a phenomenal trip. I don\'t think a rafting trip could be any better - great weather, amazing wilderness and fantastic people. Hope to see you again sometime in Ashland. Best, G
Thanks Orea, you all were great people/friends/family. You all made it extra special, thanks again. Mike and family.
Hi! We had an AMAZING trip, thanks!
Jeff, thanks again for your fine boatmanship! Excellent job! We had a great time on the trip and will definitely recommend Momentum, the trip and you as captain to others. We have completed our slow re entry back to Alaska and the reality of working 8-5 in an office. Been out on few trail runs, Harley Rides and Mt bike rides but we have not surpassed the Klammath rafting adventure this year. Best Regards to you and the entire Momentum team. Todd
Thank you so much for your email ! I had a blast and will certainly be back the next time I visit ! Maritza
Arden We had a great time. Lot\'s of good memories and stories to tell. Can\'t say enough about your extra effort to make it a real adventure. Thank you for a job well done. My kids and I have already been discussing another rafting trip with you. Until then Hank
Hi, Alan-- Thx so much for our short but eventful trip on the 1/2 day Rogue. Our family is hooked and we appreciate the quality of service that we received. The food was great and I can now say to people that we had a gourmet picnic on the Rogue River with watermelon, cinnamon and an excellent garlic torta, crackers and lovely scenery. Thanks for your personable nature. My daughter now knows about the rafting school and is all psyched to try it out. We will come back again! We are already talking about the whole day Upper Klamath trip for next year! Thx for a great trip. We will use your services again.
My father and I took the 4 day wilderness camp trip down the Rogue River. It was absolutely incredible, and I would definitely recommend taking this trip with Momentum. Our guides (Mara and Jeff) were so fun and personal, and I felt safe and well taken care of at all times. Having only 6 people on our trip was really nice. The food was awesome! I was a little concerned they would have trouble meeting my dietary needs (vegan and gluten free), but the guides made delicious food food for me and catered to the dietary needs of others on the trip, too. This was my Dad and my first trip in Oregon, and our guides made the river trip an unforgettable one. Oregon is beautiful and I can\'t wait to visit again!
How much better can it get when you combine 3 of the things I love - food, wine and river rafting! Truly a culinary adventure, and flawless execution by Momentum River Expeditions, Troon Winery and Farm to Fork Events. It was a fabulous time each day on the Rogue River, with some fun Class III and sometimes Class IV rapids, then we would arrive at the camp that was the envy of all other passer-bys on the river, settle in, and then enjoy amazing gourmet meals all sourced locally in Oregon, and prepared by David Padberg and Matt Domingo, with wine pairings from Troon Winery, poured by the owner himself Chris Martin! Our guides from Momentum made sure we were always comfortable and having the best experience - wilderness at its best - Thank you to Pete, Robyn, Orea, Rebecca, and Simon! I cannot wait until Farm to Fork River Adventure #3 next year!!
Mornin\' Rachel - just a quick note to let you know that our party of 7 had a WONDERFUL time on the river Saturday. As it turned out, I stayed home to babysit 2 kids so the \'Mom\' could go and she was SO glad she did.... anyway, I\'ll be sure to be in/on the boat next summer as they all want a \'repeat\'. Anyway, thx for helping with all the planning/confirming/reminding, etc. It was a great success and we will be recommending you to others, that is for sure!! Patty p.s. and they raved about the food as well :)
Thanks Allan and Anthony, we had a blast as well. The crew had never experienced anything like that and to see them grabbing brochures after the float and contemplating how they would save up for another trip was pretty cool. We couldn\'t of had better guides either. As always with Momentum, great guides, great food and great customer service. We look forward to our next trip.
Thanks for a fabulous day!! Anthony is knowledgeable about the area and it\'s history,and provided great instruction at each set of rapids. The food was top notch!
Hi Arden, Thank you!! Rafting was Cloe and Tia\'s favorite part of the trip and they are wondering when we can return to Ashland to go on the Upper Klamath. See you in 2012! Best, Sherri
Erik, We also had a wonderful time - thank you so much for being such a wonderful guide! You made the trip one that we will never forget. Sincerely, Darcy
Dear Arden, Pete and Mike, Itâ€™s been over a month since we adventured down the Rogue with you all, yet we still drink coffee from our beat up Momentum mugs and talk about our late summer in Oregon. Rudy grew in inches, strength and soul during our trip; somewhere in the midst of the white water, the mouse in our dry bag and the games of bocce ball along the river great things happened for him and for all of us. As Arden well knows, I was so hesitant at the beginning of the trip (hesitant? No - petrified) having had a bad white water encounter before. Ardenâ€™s skill, reassurance and compassion, warmth and outrageous sense of humor helped me to let go of that experience and open up to this one. I canâ€™t emphasize enough what this did for me, and as a result, what it did for our family. It meant so much to us that we were able to take this kind of trip together â€“ that Rudy have an experience that challenged and thrilled him and that we all were able to...
Alan, Rafting with Momentum was literally one of the best days our family has had this summer. It was relaxing and exciting and a very well-run trip. I would love to do this every year with my family and with Momentum. Thank you so much from the Trombly\'s Jim
Arden and Simon, You are welcome. I enjoyed the trip immensely and will consider making it part of every venture back to southern Oregon. I still have my doubts whether the cat we surprised in the road just out of the take-out was a bobcat. Is our driver really confident in his identification?
Arden We all had a great time. This was my first white water rafting trip and i felt like you where totally in control the entire time. the whole experience from when you picked us up from the nearby lake till you dropped us off was all positive,cosiderate,and appropriatly jestfull. I\'m looking forward to the next trip and will certainly be calling Momentom to see whats up. Thanks Arden and Momentum Team, ken
Hi Alan, It was a great day!!! We loved it and would love to do it again with you. You are a great guide and made it so much fun. Take Care, Gayle
Thanks Anthony! We also had a great time and it was an awesome way to celebrate Eddie\'s birthday. Take care! Alison
Arden and Mike, Thanks for the \'thanks\', but we should be thanking you. That was the perfect trip - everything that I was hoping it would be and more. The kids are still talking about it. We\'ll be back next year for sure. Thanks for making it so fun. Jim
Thanks Simon! It was a great trip. I posted a \"most excellent\" review on trip adviser. Good luck and have fun in Argentina! -Joey
The best one day vacation ever. Upper Klamath rapids did not disappoint and Mike , our guide, was awesome. I will be back for more adventures through Momentum!
Arden, I\'m so glad you sent a note, we would LOVE to have an address to send you a \"thank you card\". We had an unbelievable time and would have been wanting to let you know how we appreciated your wealth of knowledge of not only the area but also your skills in the craft of rafting. You were awesome, and THANK YOU! PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHERE WE CAN SEND A CARD! Thank you!
Hi Alan, Thanks for the message! We had an amazing time on the river. You are a great guide. I will totally be back and will definitely request you. Thanks for making the trip so fun. Crystal Hi Alan, Thank you. Your skill and experience on the river put us all at ease. Your spirit and attitude helped me feel connected with my crew and made everything so fun! You rock Alan! Hope to see you on the river again soon, Esther
Pete/Mike/Arden - I wanted to thank all of you for such a great trip! I had a blast, and I felt like I learned a lot and started to get the hang of kayaking in whitewater. Everything was fantastic, from the river, to the scenery, to the wonderful cooking. You all run a terrific operation. Thanks so much, and thanks again for a great trip! Brad
To Anthony: Thanks so much Anthony! We had a blast with you, once again. I was so happy to get you a second time! The kids had the time of their lives and Natalie couldn\'t stop talking about what a great time she had, how beautiful it was, etc. I left a note with my family at the house with your name and contact info in case anyone wants to go rafting in the future (several \"branches\" of our family will be staying there throughout the year). I also told them I\'d told you we eventually need to get you and your wife over to the house to BBQ and swim! :) Thanks again, Marya p.s. just \"liked\" you guys on Facebook.
We had a good time also and will try to set up another trek during our next visit to Oregon! Thanks!
Thanks all! Fantastic trip.