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ECHO River Trips

December 06, 2011 14:47 ET

Family Rafting Outfitter ECHO River Trips Celebrates 40th Season

2012 Marks the 40th Anniversary Season of World Class, Family Friendly Rogue River Rafting and Middle Fork Salmon Rafting for Veteran Family Rafting Outfitter ECHO River Trips

HOOD RIVER, OR--(Marketwire - Dec 6, 2011) - Veteran river outfitter ECHO River Trips is gearing up for its 40th Anniversary season of award winning Rogue River rafting trips and Middle Fork Salmon rafting trips. ECHO River Trips is an experienced and respected river outfitter specializing in family rafting trips on America's premier whitewater rivers: Oregon's Wild and Scenic Rogue River and Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

After 40 years in the business, ECHO River Trips has earned itself a stellar reputation as a world class rafting outfitter and one of the best adventure travel companies on earth. ECHO's trips have recently been recognized by Outside Magazine, Men's Journal and National Geographic Traveler for their high quality rafting experiences, extraordinary destinations, and top notch guides.

Oregon's Wild and Scenic Rogue River is ECHO River Trips' most popular family rafting river, offering an ideal combination of gorgeous scenery, warm waters, exciting rapids, comfortable pace and abundant wildlife. Rogue River rafting is the perfect experience for first time rafters, families with younger kids, and anyone that is looking for a relaxing trip down one of America's most beautiful rivers.

ECHO offers trips down the Rogue River ranging from three to five days throughout the Rogue's rafting season from May to September. Rafters can also pick one of ECHO's special themed Rogue River rafting trips, including yoga retreats, wine tasting on the river, craft beer tasting, Bluegrass music on the river, whitewater rowing schools, and special Kids Deal trips.

The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is widely considered to be America's premier alpine whitewater river, and it is one of ECHO River Trips' favorite family rafting adventures. ECHO's Middle Fork Salmon rafting experience encompasses everything that makes a great river trip: amazing wilderness, thrilling whitewater, abundant wildlife, unique campsites, delicious meals, and energetic guides.

During their trip down the Middle Fork rafters will experience river side camping under the stars, side hikes to beautiful waterfalls and Native American pictographs, relaxing soaks in the river's natural hot springs, and exhilarating rafting in ECHO's paddle rafts, oar boats, and inflatable kayaks. ECHO's Middle Fork Salmon Rafting trips are offered from June to September, typically lasting 5 or 6 days as rafters traverse 100 miles of pristine free flowing river in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

About ECHO River Trips:
ECHO River Trips (http://www.echotrips.com) is excited to celebrate their 40th season of family rafting trips. Founded in 1972 by owners Joe Daly and Dick Linford, ECHO quickly grew from a fledgling boating business into a world-class river outfitter offering multiday family rafting trips on the Rogue River in Oregon and Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon River. ECHO also runs international rafting expeditions in Bhutan, Turkey, Siberia, and Patagonia. In recent years ECHO River Trips has been honored with accolades from National Geographic Traveler, National Geographic Adventure, and Outside Magazine. The first 40 years were good to ECHO, and they are looking forward to another 40 years of world class family rafting on the world's most spectacular rivers.

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