California Salmon Rafting Safari Testimonials

  • "It was a great trip. Haley said it was one of her favorite vacation trips ever. We'll definitely do another trip in the future. Your whole staff and crew was great, it made the trip that much better. "
  • "Hi Pete, I just wanted to touch bases with you and thank you for the incredible Cal Salmon/Scott trip this last weekend. The Salmon at 3000 cfs was a very different river from 3 years ago at a much lower flow, and the Scott at 1000 cfs was very technical and fun as hell! Erik did a great job on the oars as always, and Schuler rapid in particular was long, complex, and very challenging. The food was extraordinary, the camping deluxe, and all the other guests fun to be with. And I even got all my final exams all graded (I finished this at the Weed Motel 6 Monday evening)!! Next up for me is Moss Canyon/Rossasco Ravine on the north Yuba in 2 weeks, then a bunch of stuff in Colorado culminating with Gore Canyon (with AVA) in early August. With regard to the Middle Owyhee next year: Easter in 2011 is April 24, so I will have April 16 (Sa) - April 24 (Su) as my spring break. So hopefully you will run a trip on the MO during that time. If you do, I can guarantee you I will go on it barring unforseen circumstances (it would be best if it would not start right ON the 16th or end right ON the 24th, so I could have at least a day to travel each way). Also, I would like to go on the Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser trip sometime in the future if you could schedule it to end prior to Aug. 12, but that trip is probably more likely to work for me 2 years from now rather than next year. Thanks again, and I hope for your continued success, and success with all of your future plans for Momentum. I think that it is terriffic that you are always pushing the envelope, trying new things. I hope you don't work too hard though. Take care, Paul Kryder "
  • "Pete- Thanks for yet another great week of rafting! I'm always impressed with your business and how hard you work to learn and grow and make it better--congratulations! You have put together a special group of people and create some wonderful experiences for the rest of us--thank you. "
  • "Thank you so very much for one of the best water experiences I have ever had. As an avid open ocean sailor, I get adrenaline rushes very often while on the water. However, this ranks up there with the best of all of the sailing I have done. Beyond your expertise and concise instruction, your overall customer interaction and service was something I have never experienced before in any environment. This, along with the gourmet culinary skills, has me already considering my next trip with your company. I am even considering guide school after law school, so long as Pete isn't sitting there on the shore (as he likes to do) laughing. Once again, thank you! "
  • "Hello lovely people! Jack and I loved our adventure and have already told folks your trips are a must, esp living in Ashland. I made the mistake of looking on Youtube at what can go wrong in Class V rapids, and was quite scared on the drive down, but not once - not even one time did I feel scared in the water. We were having so much fun that I couldn't stop laughing out loud every time we went through a rapid... all thanks to your guides' emphasis on safety, their skill set and knowledge base. I have a tremendous amount of respect for all of you and your experience reading the water. Also, the food was dreamy; healthy, organic energy food made us all happy :) Thank you so much - we will be back! "
  • "We had an amazing time as well! We may be back next year for my bachelor party, I got engaged the day we got back from the trip. - Thank you, Phillip Leonard "
  • "I had an amazing three days on the Cal Salmon and Scott. The service, the food, and the friendships were all wonderful. And the rivers, the rivers were spectacular! I especially loved "airplane" rapid on the Salmon. Thank you so much. "
  • "Pete, I speak for all of us. We had a wonderful trip. We are going to Raft the Kern next month,( a little less of a drive)! Do you have the video of our trip? We are anxious to check it out. You guys did an awesome job and we'd love to raft with you again sometime soon! Let me know about the video or pix?! Thanks Again for making our trip so special. Sue Dell "
  • "Thanks for you everything, especially your sincere genuine hospitality, we had great time and I would love to come again for sure. -Shar"
  • "What really stood out above all was your commitment to safety. The river was BIG and all the measures you had in place to make us feel safe made the trip that much more fun..."
  • "Once again - you guys rock!!! Thanks for a terrific time. Just a question, though. Which outfitter of the 2 to go with if we decide to do Cherry Creek? Know there are 2 - which would you guys trust? Any hints as to where to stay or best time to go? Looking at you for this info especially Anthony. Thanks - Anne, Chris and Kris"
  • "Hi Anthony, thanks for your e-mail. We are back in Germany since yesterday. Yes! The rest of our holiday was great. But the rafting-trip with the momentum-team and you as our guide was the best we did. I told you that I always felt safe during the trip..and that is the absolute truth. So I have to say: Thank you very much!!! Give my regards to your team All of you take care Charlie "
  • "Hi Alan, We thoroughly enjoyed our rafting expedition with you, Alan. You were a superb guide - especially in the area of safety. It was especially nice to hear your stories about what it was like growing up on the river - your summers with your grandparents - how the river and the quiet and solitude of the area drew you back to your roots. When Daniel and I are next in the area we will be sure to book another tour with Momentum and you can rest assured that we will specifically ask for you to be our guide. "
  • "The Scott ascended into the top 10 rivers that I have had the previledge of experiencing over the last 40 years. I certainly understand why it is one of your favorite's. We believe that you are one of the most talented guides we have worked with, and would look forward to enjoying any river with you. We certainly do want to come back for the Cal Salmon soon. Thank you for a great run. Kim "
  • "The Great team of guides who is safety conscious, explains and navigates the rivers expertly, treats all with respect, and prepares wholesome, tasty food."
  • "Hello lovely people! Jack and i loved our adventure and have already told folks your trips are a must, esp living in Ashland. We are going to hope to join you on your 2011 Wild and Scenic Rogue trip. I was quite scared on the drive down, but not once - not even one time did I feel scared in the water. We were having so much fun that I couldn't stop laughing out loud every time we went through a rapid... all thanks to your guides' emphasis on safety, their skill set and knowledge base. I have a tremendous amount of respect for all of you and your experience reading the water. Also, the food was dreamy; healthy, organic energy food made us all happy :) Thank you so much - we will be back! (I even got to see my first bear in the wild on the trip home - this cute as can be little bear cub was clinging with all fours to a tree trunk along the road.) "
  • "Awesome trip- the best and most consistent whitewater we have run since the Apurimac in Peru. Couldn't ask for better guides- everyone was really friendly, helpful and very safety-conscious. And the food... and the wine-tasting...YUM!"
  • "thanks man. Good times : )"
  • "Kudos to Team Momentum. Masters of whitewater, cuisine and logistics. We had a terrific time and look forward to future trips."
  • "Fellas, Ironically, after rushing off the river and to the airport, my monday evening flight was cancelled. That said, after staring down the haystack of The White House at 2650 cfs I’m fully satisfied to have tackled some class V and made it home without being thrown from the boat. And since Eric nearly fell out of the boat twice, it’s probably for the best... I didn’t want to save him a 3rd time. He just head-butted the water one too many times. As you say... you can’t control the river, but you can control the food. I have to tell you again what a great job you guys did with the meals. In Los Angeles, I get plenty of noteworthy meals at the finest five star restaurants. The produce and local fare, and the taste and quality of everything you served was fantastic. You were accommodating to special requests, and had plenty of options (and quantity) for all. I’m very impressed and would highly recommend the trip to anyone. It’s still a shame we couldn’t hit the Cal-Salmon but hopefully the next time cooperates. And after the great time we all had, it’s very likely there will be a next time with you guys. Thanks again for guiding us through your beautiful northern Cali locale, and please... Everyone... Practice your bocce ball skills before we show up again. Z "