Articles by Zachary Collier

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Where can I go rafting near Portland with a 6 year-old?

For rafting near Portland with a six year old I’d suggest the Deschutes River near Maupin. It’s a great introduction to rafting and flows all summer…

July 2nd, 2013- Post Your Answer
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Chetco 85

Kayaking the Chetco River

May 17th, 2013

In the heart of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness in southern Oregon, the little-known Chetco River flows for 55 stunning miles…

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2013 Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

March 12th, 2013

This May, rafters and kayakers throughout the Northwest will unite for the 30th Annual UpperClackamas River Festival.…

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2012 Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival

May 1st, 2012

The Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is an annual gathering for rafters and kayakers from throughout the Pacific…

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Is there a local guide for rafting on the North Umpqua River?

Yes, there are a few rafting guides on the North Umpqua River. Check out North Umpqua Outfitters, Orange Torpedo Trips,…

March 6th, 2012- Post Your Answer
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Taking in the tranquility of Basalt Gorge

Winter Rafting & Kayaking in Oregon

January 4th, 2012

Some people think we’re crazy for hopping in our kayaks when it’s 35 degrees and drizzling, but if you love…

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Any suggestions for Oregon Coastal towns? Taking a drive from Seattle to Portland.

If you head west after Portland, I recommend Newport (fishing town) and Yachats (scenic, small,…

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Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival Report

June 21st, 2011

The Pacific Northwest’s Upper Clackamas Whitewater Festival is an annual weekend event for members of the…

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Free-Flowing and Mind-Blowing: The Hood River

May 12th, 2011

The Columbia River Gorge is chock-full of places to paddle this time of year, when the spring rain and snow melt have…

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Craft Beers and River Trips!

March 21st, 2011

Oregon has definitely made a name for herself in the microbrew industry, so it may notcome as a shock that these…

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About Author Zachary Collier

Zach Collier owns Hood River based Northwest Rafting Company. He spends his winters exploring new rivers and summers guiding on the Rogue River. He's paddled and guided trips around the world, but chose to call Oregon home due to the abundance of amazing whitewater rivers.


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