Middle Owyhee Testimonials

  • "The trip was exceptional. Andy is a true talent. He was well-respected as the leader. The team did a great job. I’ve been rafting for 25 years and this was the best team and experience I’ve ever had."
  • "Hi Pete- Amy and I are still high from our trip with down the Middle Owyhee! Being from Alaska we were wondering what the wilderness experience would be like and it was blow out magical. The portage was something out of some ultimate challenge obstacle course and you all made it look like you do it every day. I would also like to thank you for your careful approach to safety without compromising any fun or sense of adventure. Cool, calm, man of few words, but just enough, Pete, you could also be a floatplane pilot!"
  • "You are welcome and THANK YOU all on behalf of my “crew” for an awesome Owyhee River trip. The food, the guide support, the instruction, and the scenery were truly spectacular and beyond our expectations!!!!! We have enjoyed many paddling trips together over the past 35+ years but this one ranks up there with the best!"
  • "OMG! This company gives you your money’s worth and then some. The guides were incredible, knowledgeable, skilled and enjoyable to be with. Their knowledge of the river, the landscape and various flora and fauna was impressive. The equipment was excellent and well cared for. The food was easily as good as a fine restaurant and presented with a flair unexpected for such a remote location. I never wanted for anything. I will book additional trips with Momentum and highly recommend this company to anyone wanting a trip of a lifetime as this truly was. My group rafted the Middle and Lower Owyhee. Water levels and condition made the trip very exciting and the skill the guides had in traveling the river kept me confident and secure"
  • "Dear Pete, I want you to know that I really enjoyed this trip. In addition to the beautiful river, remote location and great food, I want to compliment your exceptional staff. On our trip we had, Sam, Mark, Lorenzo, Julio, Jessica and Austin. What a talented pool of professionals. Smart, skilled, engaging, funny, great cooks, upbeat, world-traveled, highly educated and all around exceptional people. And, if that was not enough, their guide skills and experience level qualified them as a major league team. My father ran a large company and always told me that a company reflects its management. So you must be a good “CEO” to attract this level of personnel. That you for a great trip with wonderful staff. "
  • "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. We are already thinking about the Salmon in the near future. 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. Honestly, I personally can’t recommend any improvements other then make it rain...."
  • "If you ever get the chance to do this fantastic trip, jump on it as hard as you can. This incredible place is only available for rafting at high water during snowmelt, which some years doesn't happen - or the window is very short. Yes, it's cold, and yes, it's wet. But what does one expect in the early spring in the Pacific Northwest? Just frickin' do it!"
  • "I just finished a 4 day Middle Owyhee trip and can't speak highly enough of the Momentum team. We booked over a year ago but the 2018 trip was cancelled due to low water. Momentum allowed us to choose from a different trip that year or booking the Middle Owyhee for 2019. It was more than worth the wait. The staff is friendly and responsive to pre-trip questions. The guides are experienced, well-traveled and exceptional communicators. The food was excellent and the camps were in great locations on the river. I'm looking forward to the my next Momentum trip, hopefully sooner rather than later."
  • "Hi Pete- We are still high from our trip with down the Middle Owyhee! Being from Alaska we were wondering what the wilderness experience would be like and it was blow-out magical. The portage was something out of some ultimate challenge obstacle course and you all made it look like you do it every day. I would also like to thank you for your careful approach to safety without compromising any fun or sense of adventure. Cool, calm, man of few words, but just enough, Pete, you could also be a floatplane pilot! Our sincere thanks again, to you, Eric, Mike and Sam."
  • "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"!"
  • "I had a great time on the Owyhee last month. It is a beautiful river, sometimes exciting, sometimes tranquil, and always desolate(isn't that part of what it makes it so beautiful?!) I wanted to write to you to tell you how impressed I was with the professionalism and talent of the three guides on the trip, Rachel, Anthony, and Alan. They were all fine cooks. They are incredibly nice people, with unlimited patience, superb social and leadership skills. Most importantly, their skills, experience, and knowledge on the river were outstanding, giving me confidence and eliminating concern for four fun filled days in Sunny Eastern Oregon! "
  • "Thanks for such a fabulous trip. Food awesome! River technique fabulous to watch! "
  • "Anthony, Glenn, Erik, Adam, Jason (and Julie)- We're headed out on another adventure so I don't have much time for all the great feelings we have about the trip. It was a glorious trip. The scenery was as fantastic as we had anticipated and the weather even cooperated. The tents were easy, the pads cushy, the splash jackets perfect and the food terrific. But the contribution that you guides made to the enjoyment of the trip was immeasurable! Hopefully everyone will stay up for the reunion trip next year and hopefully we will pick a river you can take us on. Thanks!! Leslie "
  • "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!"
  • "Hi Rachel, Thanks for your message! Wow, it's strange to think that less than a month ago we were on that wild, beautiful river. Now I'm back in England, looking for a job and wondering if I can live in a place that has just so many people! What I do know is that I'll be back in Oregon before long. "
  • "Hi all, I can speak for all of us that this was a very successful trip. It was filled was dramatic weather conditions, the drive to the river had thunder and lightning storms with an added touch of hail thrown in. Waking up to about 3-inches of snow outside our motel. Driving to the put in in 5-6 inches through the pass from Jordan Valley to Rome. Starting out our trip with snow flurries and 30 degree blowing snow. The rest of the trip was a mix of fun filled day and evenings bonding with others on the trip. The guides-Mike, Mara, and Adam were all very good at knowledge of the river and taking the time to get to know everyone on the trip. Food was great and lots of it. The side hike we took was one that I will never forget. Took lots of pics. I have been rafting for 24yrs on some of the worlds best and biggest and this trip will rank right up there with the best. I would like to thank you guys for all your hard work and the time that you took to make this a trip that all of us will remember a lifetime. I hope more people will take the time to explore this region. Job well done. Thank you, Rick Jackson(Dr. Tent) "
  • "WE LOVED the trip, and are already getting mileage from the snow story. I have a lot more to add, but will wait until I have some time. Hope this week's trip is easier. Caroline"
  • "An adventure of epic proportions! Our trip was intimate, exciting, and challenging. Great water, even greater food, and our superior guides created the perfect atmosphere for river revelry! Ken had never been in an IK, and now he is hooked. We look forward to our next trip with you!"
  • "Hi, guys. Again, many thanks for fine trip!! Glad you enjoyed the beer. Hope your season is a good one. -- Ken "
  • " Quick e-mail to say I am one very happy camper!! Trip was wonderful, equipment great, fellow travelers fun, and terrific food. Anthony and Adam did a very fine job, worked their tails off to make everything was safe and enjoyable. Feel free to use me as a reference. "