“Among the many river trips I have taken, the Owyhee is near the top for the impressiveness of scenery. While the rapids are not big, they are delightful at the water level we had. Isolation of this trip is also a big plus.”

Karl Kumm ~ Seattle, WA

“I can’t thank each and every one involved enough…they made the best of every moment. WELL DONE!!! Thanks!”

-Jim Devers ~ Egg Harbor Township, NJ

“I think the OARS folks were great! They were nice and interesting people, thoughtful, and excellent companions. Of course, the scenery was okay too…”

Eric Ingbar ~ Carson City, NV

“I am sitting at my desk lamenting the fact that I am no longer on the water.

I wanted to write and let you know how much I enjoyed our trip down the Owyhee (May 6-12, 2009). What an amazing stretch of river. The fact that the OARS approach is about respecting our natural world makes you a true leader and I would like to thank you for your commitment. I would also like to commend each and every one of our guides, they were exemplary.

Barry (Dow) was so knowledgeable and dedicated. His awareness of the issues on the river was very informative. Deb (Hausler) was such a treat. Her energy and zest added so much to the trip and you could always count on her for fun and frivolity. Heather (Solee) was an excellent boat captain and I was always comfortable with her at the helm. Jennie (Tindall) was truly a delight and always thoughtful about the guests needs. She went above and beyond in making sure we were all comfortable. Ashley (Brown) was also an excellent guide. She was always upbeat and full of life on the trip. She helped take very good care of us all.

I will definitely recommend an OARS trip to anyone who wants to do a river trip. I am hoping to do the Grand Canyon with OARS in the future. Thank you for putting together such an awesome team of people to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the river. You have a great deal to be proud of!”
In Peace,

Laura J. Doty, Outreach Coordinator Advocates for the West ~ Boise, ID