Testimonials

"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."
  To all our past and present guests - Thank You!  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 - "THANK YOU!" 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!

  • "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..."
  • "Dear Pete, You can refer ANYONE to me ANYTIME and I will be happy to "represent" how absolutely incredible the trip down the Upper K is. Besides the remote and spectacular location and fantastic whitewater, to have the good fortune to enjoy you and Derek on my Birthday trip was beyond compare! We've come to appreciate your usual attention to EVERY TINY detail but for this trip, you were over the top! Among "BEST Birthdays" EVER, you shared so generously of your time, talent while keeping us IN the boat, never even needing to call a left or right turn you are so skilled! But the safety overall and the obvious caring you take to assure each guest has that "once in a lifetime to remember" experience is what sets Momentum over the top. Our sincere and muchly felt gratitude to you and Derek and that we will be back next year for our next whitewater adventure. You are a treasure Pete, your business and associates reek of what's important to you, how lucky for us! Lisa and the "WWSS girls""
  • "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."
  • "Pete, My husband and I just came back from the Upper Klamath rafting trip that we won in this year’s Willow Wind auction. Wow! What a fabulous trip! We were so impressed with the guides, the food, the camp, the food, the organization and attention to detail, the food, the river itself – oh, and the food! (There was even chocolate birthday cake with strawberries, delectable!). It was all amazing and we both feel so lucky that we got to go. Thanks for making it possible!"
  • "Pete, I appreciate your attention to details and sharing your passion with us. Thank you for your advice to take the Upper Klamath. If I go Class 5 then Cal Salmon may be the one. Next trip we take will be with my wife. I hope your business does well and I will recommend your company to anyone interested in great rafting trips. Paige was a pleasure to meet. Regards, Bob Thad "
  • "Thank you. It was by far the best expedition I've been on. Hope to get back up here next spring for some more fun. Thanks again. -Andrew "
  • "We had a great time on the Klamath River with our guides Tyler, Sam and Arden. On the second morning some of us did do the mountain bike ride and kayaking. Both were very enjoyable. The food was excellent and they made the camping easy even for those of us that do not camp. They put a lot of work in to make this trip enjoyable for everyone."
  • "Hi Alan, We had a great time as well---we're still talking about it!! We are thinking about a guided lodge trip on the lower Rogue sometime in August, and we will definitely call Momentum. We would love it if we were lucky enough to get you as our guide again!! You really made our trip on the Klamath very comforting; we were all very impressed with your river knowledge and rowing skills. Have a great summer, and have fun on your river trips! :) Brenda "
  • "Hi Mara!! We had a wonderful time rafting with you! The excitement of the whitewater, the team effort, and the amazing beauty along the river was unparalleled. And we appreciated your friendly personality as well. Oh by the way, I remember telling you about an environmental activist by the name Derrick Jensen. I thought you might find his work interesting. You should look him up! The last book I read was "Strangely Like War: The Global Assault on Forests". Really good book. Anyway, we hope to go rafting again soon; the Illinois River trip sounds great! Take care :) ~ Linda L.P. ("Shakuntala") "
  • "Erik, Had a great time. Posted my recommendation on Yelp. - Mike "
  • "Had a wonderful time on our 2 days on the Upper Klamath! Great white water, food and camping experience! Beautiful views and wild life. Very fun and exciting whiter water. Tyler our guide was knowledgable, able to keep us safe in the adventure. A very important thing to a mom and dad with 2 teenage sons. A trip we will always remember with a smile!"
  • "It was a great trip. Food was excellent. Guides worked extremely hard in great spirits; the business has good equipment; the Aussie did a thorough job of training and laying out expectations before embarking and Alex, our personal guide was a veritable encyclopedia of flora, fauna and area history - plus a really weird sense of humor (just kidding). And last but not least, this trip probably has the biggest and most concentrated sets of waves in summertime Oregon rafting."
  • "Mara, Thanks a million for the rafting trip, danny says hi !! Get your hands on a copy of "The Bone Man of Benares" Daithi "
  • "Dear Alan, Thanks again so much for a great day!!! Thanks. Jul and Rob Pfeiffer"
  • "Hi Pete, we had a really great time, your knowledge of nature and the local landscape made the trip interesting and the river was so exciting! Gil and I will always remember your interest in the people you guide and have already told our friends about the fantastic time we had and the terrific guide you are!"
  • "We had a great time. The guides were great. We would certainly highly recommend the trip Mark Silver "
  • "I cant express enough how PHENOMENAL the Upper Klamath multi-sport trip was :) it was a trip of many firsts for me and i feel truly in balance again... Eric, Cooper and Alan were more than wonderful to be with and learn from :) i will need to write a more formal review for y'all! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for such a great adventure and hospitality! -A.T."
  • "I was one of the 11+ people on the Austin Adventure 2008 and had a wonderful time. The guides were so kind, friendly, experienced and also great cooks, that I let any anxiety go right away. The equipment saved us from freezing on the second day of the trip, so thank you for that too! And we adored Millhouse! Hope to see you again next year! Lyra and Peter Josefsson"
  • "Hey Mike! We had a great time as well. We'll definitely be back next year. Marina "
  • "Ditto from me as well enjoy your well deserved balance of family, teaching and nature! If you know something about real estate I am in the market for a second home and ashland or it's river surroundings would be optimal. Take care and we'll do it again soon. Marc "