Rogue River Wilderness Gourmet 4 Days


Chef Bob Anderson, Yosemite, CA

Chef Bob Anderson, most recently the Executive Chef at the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, is no stranger to cooking at obscure locations like Yosemite’s High Sierra Camps or Glacier Point in the winter.  Chef Bob is an OARS regular and a guest favorite on the Rogue River!

Rogue Chef Bob Anderson
Chef Bob prepares a flaming gourmet meal on the Rogue River as guests enjoy wine and conversation


Matt Hatcher, owner and winemaker at Hatcher Winery in Murphys, California will present his carefully selected award winning Sierra foothill wines on this special Rogue River adventure. Enjoy his powerful, yet balanced, red wines, and white wines with classic aromas, rich textures and lingering flavors of French oak. Matt has been a regular on our gourmet trips for a number of years and is always eager to share his knowledge of wine with eager guests.

Matt Hatcher (center) with long-time OARS guides Steve Kenny and Barry Dow 


The Rogue River might just be the perfect rafting trip. The generally moderate whitewater is ideal for all levels of experience from beginner to intermediate. Rapids such as Blossom Bar and Rainie Falls are sure to inspire a generous dose of adrenaline. For the more adventurous, our inflatable kayaks provide an up-close and personal encounter with the rapids of the Rogue.

Rogue River Rafting
The Rogue River’s moderate whitewater is ideal for paddle rafts and inflatable kayaks


Your trip will surely be witnessed, whether you know it or not, by the abundant wildlife living onshore. The most common sightings include deer and river otter, along with an occasional black bear, and the many bird species seen along the way including Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle and Osprey. Indeed, this river canyon is the birdwatcher’s as well as fisherman’s delight. As for the accommodations, we will make camp on one of the many sandy beaches that line the river. Inside a tent or under the starry night sky, you’ll sleep soundly, serenaded by boisterous crickets and the rush of the passing river.

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