More Guest Quotes From the 2012 Season
"The guides guide, cook, teach, participate, and lead. They become your friends not because it's their job, but because of who they are! When you've met them on another trip, you don't have to introduce yourself again. You don't have to meet family but once, and that is what they become!"
"amazing, awsome, flabergasting, fun, goofy, terrific, and i loved the costums!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Equalled or exceeded ECHO professional standards for safety and fun. Particularly good cuisine."
"These guys/gals can cook, as well as guide! They all have become great friends."
"This was my first time doing anything like this...all of the guides made it a wonderful for me."
"Wow, they were so neat to be around. So helpful,down to earth and welcoming. Mike was so cute when he said to me the the last day, as I wanted to be in the Gear boat, that he "would be honored" to have me in the raft with him. (: Jen was awesome to have on Mule River Canyon, Blossom Bar and Devils Staircase!!! I feel like the trip was really everything I had hoped for and more.....!!!!"
"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself. ECHO can take you there."
"An absolutely amazing 4 days. Beautiful wilderness river , exciting whitewater, good food, all with friendly and well trained guides"
"with a 3 night trip with two nights of rain the guides REALLY make or break the experience.. they did a great job keeping it light and fun and exciting"
"Guides went above and beyond! Nick was friendly, knowledgeable and gave me some great info about the river and the rafting company. Mike swiftly came to my aid when I bailed on a ducky, and also helped me in camp when a panic attack hit. (The panic attacks are an old complaint that pop up randomly - nothing to do with the trip!) Kayla was terrific company on the oar boats, and an excellent navigator. Jenny cooked us some fantastic dishes!"
"They delivered all the promised animals along the river, including eagles, live and fresh."
"They made the trip really fun, exciting, and relaxing! We couldn't believe how young yet professional they were, and trusted them with our lives, our delicious meals, and our great vacation! This trip was way more fun than I could have ever imagined!"
"The guides for our trip absolutely kicked ass. They were very professional on the river, awesome cooks, and a ton of fun to hang out with. I will definitely recommend Echo to friends and family, especially because the guides were awesome."
"Impresses at how well the worked together as a team. Particularly impressed with Michael, how he orchestrated the group,including the other guides. I also liked Jennie's vib, a lot. We're from Hawaii, so we have a great appreciation of the beauty and power of nature--the Rogue River trip only deepened my appreciation and awe of nature."
"Michael is a superb Team Leader-- everyone was very friendly, professional and kept calm in all circumstances. We spent a day in the boat with Jenny-- she is terrific! We felt very lucky and well-cared for by all!!"
"Food and general taking care of business was AWESOME"
"We sing your praises, and have taken 5 trips with Echo. The trips are an awesome combination of excitement, exploration, relaxation, fun times with the family, and finding your personal limits. We'll do it again!"
"Talk about team work. Great interaction with each other and the family. Every year we say that the guides are better than the year before... Thanks Echo (and Dick)"
"We are coming up on our 4th decade of rafting with Echo and our 3rd generation. If it wasn't for the Echo people, we could have been one and done! The kids are now river rafters and already are talking about being guides and taking their children down the river.'
"Zack was so fantastically awesome with the kids. All the guides did a great job. They came up with fun stiff for the family to do if there were lulls in rafting. Tate makes a great leader, so knowledgable. It was great to have guides bring instruments. It made the evenings so much fun. What an awesome group of people. We loved their zest for life and exuberance for anything and everything. Loved every minute of our trip and can't wait for more. The only part of the trip that sucked was having to say goodbye."
"The food and menus organized were terrific!! I know we are a more difficult group to accomodate, and we all appreciated the extra effort that went in to making so much of it GF - and very creative. And thank you for the Birthday cake for Alexandra - she and we loved it!!"
"AMAZING. Middle Fork is the best place on earth. Need to come back next year."
"Guides were serious about safety, but way into the fun factor. Billy was a guide for us previously and one of the reasons we booked again, hoping he'd show up and he did."
"That was the most athletic, smart, friendly, and helpful group of people I have ever spent time with - the trip could not have been better, and the experience of doing it with my son and trwo grandsons is something we will remember forever."
"Although I have kayaked befoire, thius was the first time for all of us to do it on big time rapids. After getting the hang of it, busting the waves and sliding over the sides of the bolders was a blast. Having my son and two grandsons with me was a thril of my life, and I hope we can do it again soon. I'm sure all the Echo guides are great, but our crew were unbelievable. Doing it with the same ones would be a dream come true."
"All our expectations were exceded!!!! It was the trip of a lifetime!"
"My experience over the years has been that the guides make or break the trip. All six of our guides were awesome, and helped to make a great trip fantistic."
"Seeing a Wild and Scenic River, reconnecting with old friends, making new friends and a having an awesome group of guides made for a truly unique, memorable and relaxing vacation."
"I have been on several guided trips, and these were by far the best group of guides I've been with."
"What a team! Organized, efficient, cheerful, energetic, talented…I really can't say enough good about our guides individually or as a group.
It is evident that ECHO takes care in selecting their guides and trains them well. As Janda predicted the music on the trip was awesome, an unexpected treat. I found myself humming tunes sung the previous evening as we rolled down the river next day."
"I without a doubt enjoyed the laid back leadership that Tate always demonstrated. The guest were always aware of the trip plan for the day, few questions if any needed to be asked. Service was always noticed and the guides all worked together throughout a very long day to make it all seem so easy. Thanks for a great week."
"Thanks to the wonderful team at ECHO for making our family vacation wonderful! What's not to like- the scenery, the food, the guides, the companions, the rapids, the wildlife? It was all great!"
"well run organization. Camp food was excellent, GREATLY appreciated tents being set-up by time we got to camp, music was fun, excellent 'fit' with the other people on our trip. All good stuff."