Go on a wild and scenic wine adventure tour with Rogue Wilderness Adventures

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Rogue Wilderness Adventures

You can't do this in Napa

Rogue Wilderness Adventures, an award-winning river outfitter on Southern Oregon’s Rogue River is announcing brand new wine adventure tours in Southern Oregon’s pristine wilderness. Highlighting the best of Oregon’s flourishing wine industry, farm to table food offerings, and heart-pumping outdoor adventure, these trips offer travelers the chance to hike, fish and raft their way through the Rogue River corridor.

Taking cue from their popular Wiking (wine and hiking) trips, these trips are selected to highlight a beautiful time of year on the Rogue River during the months of August through October, and feature wine, food, and fun. Guests explore miles of whitewater and scenic trails by day and relaxing by night to try the best Oregon local vintages with guided tastings by resident wine sommelier Liz Wan. Guests can choose from a number of trip options:

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Getting wild on Oregon's Rogue River

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Standing on the banks of the Rogue River, Rogue Wilderness Adventures owner Brad Niva gave our rafting group a safety briefing on things to do and things to avoid, a reminder to stay hydrated and an advisory: "There's absolutely no cell service in the canyon, so you may as well turn your phones off now." My girls, Cassidy and Annabel, had been forewarned but still looked mildly dejected.

They might not admit it, but I'm pretty sure their media-deprived state was forgotten by the second rapid.

The Rogue rises near Crater Lake in Oregon's Cascade Mountains and flows 215 miles in a generally westerly direction, before reaching the Siskiyou Mountains and finally entering the Pacific at the town of Gold Beach.

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Whitewater Rafting meets Backcountry Glamping

Momentum River Expeditions Upper Klamath

Ashland’s Momentum River Expeditions has a new river trip for 2015. The Upper Klamath 2-Day Multi-Sport starts from Ashland and combines rafting some of the best summer whitewater on the West Coast with an ultra-comfortable private backcountry camp (think glamping) and options for mountain biking, running, inflatable kayaking, and fly fishing.

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Digital detox on the Rogue River

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Sunset Magazine called them the “best cell phone free vacation ever.” Enjoy a wilderness adventure on the nation’s first National Wild and Scenic River. For over 40 years, Rogue Wilderness Adventures has been a leader in adventure travel on Oregon’s revered Rogue River.

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10 cool things to do in Ashland

San Jose Mercury News

by LISA WREN

(besides watching Shakespeare)

Say Ashland, and the word Shakespeare leaps to mind. But veteran visitors of the charming Southern Oregon town find other words - shoe shopping, Class III rapids, pinot noir and tuna tartar - also are part of the Ashland lexicon.
Many plan the six-hour pilgrimage from Northern California to the mecca of summer theater as a weekend getaway. In a three-day trip you can cram in four shows, maybe catch a free lecture, and eat extremely well.

But if you've got a little longer, or have had your fill of theater, there's lots more to discover. (That said, it would be a small tragedy to visit Ashland and not see a single play.)

So, here are suggestions for a midsummer's dream vacation.
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