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Rafting Adventure

Plate & Pitchfork Raft Trip 2016

Join us for our Sixth Annual rafting trip on June 16, 2017.

We'll escape into Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America. You'll have the opportunity to truly disconnect from the stress and strain of every day life and venture to a place where time stands still and dreams come alive.

We're thrilled to have Chef Sean Temple from Warfield Distillery & Brewery in Ketchum, Idaho join us on the rafts this year. Sean worked with us while he was in the kitchen at Accanto and we're delighted to have found a way to work with him a little closer to his home turf! His delicious and hearty meals will feature products grown and raised in Eastern Oregon, like Carman Ranch beef. Wine from Love & Squalor, beer from Terminal Gravity and cocktails with Warfield Distillery spirits will compliment your meals. You'll be well fueled for your adventures.

In addition to fabulous food and drink, you'll enjoy three days filled with thrilling Class III & IV whitewater, incredible scenery, wildlife viewing and fishing opportunities as we venture through thirty-two miles of the Canyon. Words don't really do the trip justice, so take a moment to watch the video below.


Reservations are an absolute must for this trip, and as you might imagine seats are extremely limited. The trip includes:

  • Transportation to and from the river
  • All necessary rafting and camping gear, including life jackets, dry bags, spacious tents, and super-thick, comfortable sleeping pads
  • All gourmet meals, including options to meet gluten-free, vegetarian, and other dietary restrictions
  • Full-service guides with decades of whitewater rafting experience. They’ll take care of everything and help you have a truly unforgettable adventure

Plate & Pitchfork | Winding Waters Expeditions from Plate & Pitchfork on Vimeo.



This amazing trip is made possible by...

Winding Waters River Expeditions
Winding Waters River Expeditions is owned and operated by Joseph, Oregon residents Paul and Penny Arentsen. Paul, Penny and their team of incredible guides, have diverse backgrounds in experiential and traditional education, watershed science, wilderness medicine, natural and cultural history, wilderness therapy, and wilderness ski guiding. Their core principles are safety, fun, education, hospitality, and respect for the land. They are committed to supporting our community by hiring mainly local guides, donating to regional non-profits, and serving locally sourced foods on the river when available.

Since 2004, Winding Waters has specialized in providing an entertaining, unique, and comfortable experience for their guests in a rugged and remote wilderness environment. They are proud of our excellent safety record due to their years of experience, combined with the awareness and precautions taken by their experienced professional river guides.

The Snake River through Hells Canyon, the Salmon River, and the Grande Ronde River watersheds truly are the "land of winding waters". And the owners and guides of Winding Waters River Expeditions have a deep love as well for this landscape. Their passion is sharing these dramatic, wild watersheds and witnessing the positive effects these experiences tend to have on guests.

If you can't join us this summer we highly encourage you to visit their website for a complete listing of all of the amazing rafting and fly-fishing trips they offer.

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