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What is a Steelhead?

Steelhead are famous worldwide for line-peeling runs and putting up spectacular, acrobatic fights. This famous fish with an identity crisis is described as, “elusive, challenging and the ultimate game fish”. What is a Steelhead? In some ways, the steelhead is a trout that acts like a salmon. Typical trout remain in freshwater all their lives. Steelhead

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Cycling in Sunny Central Oregon

Best cycling in Oregon? Oregon’s Scenic Bikeways have the answer. Best of all, here at the Imperial River Company in Maupin Oregon we have the Sherar’s Falls scenic bikeway right in our back yard! Oregon Scenic Bikeways We’re lucky to live in the first state in the nation to designate official Scenic Bikeways. It is

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Paddle Boarding on the Deschutes

What’s SUP? Stand up paddle boarding is an outdoor water sport where a rider stands up on a large board and uses a paddle to propel through the water. If you’ve already read our Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding then you know that stand up paddle boarding on rivers is gaining popularity around the

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Boating Safety Tips on the Deschutes River

Boating safety is as essential as ever as the summer winds to an end. Now through Labor Day Weekend, more and more rafts hit the Deschutes River to take advantage of the plentiful waters and wildlife. Before you hit the waves in your vessel, be sure to follow our boating safety tips to keep you

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Five Extreme Sports to Try in Oregon

Want the best outdoor activities near Portland, Oregon? Look no further than these 5 Oregon extreme sports. Surrounded by rivers, mountains, windy gorges and even high desert within just 2 hours of the city, it’s no wonder Oregonians have a reputation of being outdoorsy. People travel from all over the world to experience the unique

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A Brief History of Whitewater Rafting

Whitewater rafting has become a very popular water sport in Oregon and across the United States. It didn’t start out as a whitewater raft with professional guides. Instead, it has evolved over time as various cultures and generations have passed down their knowledge and techniques for navigating the whitewater of many a river. The Fishing

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