San Francisco, CA
Round about the second day, floating through amazing canyons on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River, we started planning next year's trip. Absolutely world-class in every way. We did the four-day lodge-to-lodge trip, with stops at Black Bar Lodge, and then at Paradise Lodge for two nights. Our guides were absolutely wonderful. Billy (who's a mighty good singer as well as paddle boat captain); Scott (who is the guides manager for Rogue Wilderness, and has a seemingly inexhaustible knowledge of local history and legend); and Geoff (in addition to serving as one of our guides, he's one of the company's top fishing guides... and he's a great cook!). These three guides worked incredibly hard to share with us their knowledge of the river and appreciation for its excitement and beauty. They also do the cooking on the first night plus lunches. The food was great! Hummus, fresh fruits & veges, taco salads, roast chicken, french toast... one highlight with our group was a pineapple-upside-down cake Geoff made, and he tossed in some blackberries he picked along the way. Rogue Wilderness is extremely professional - it was a great trip.