The area known as the Wild and Scenic Rogue River is a invaluable precious resource that has very limited access to or from the outside world. There are very few, long and treacherous roads that reach into this rich wilderness area. We are honored to be guides into a piece of our American heritage that one must treat with the utmost respect, partially due to the lack of availability for emergency medical services to reach you. For this reason we suggest that every year you plan on going deep into the wilderness you purchase a membership with life flight. Although there are very few air evacuations down in the canyon, they are costly and are the sole responsibility of the guest. For this reason we emphasize education of hazards and encourage each guest to keep an eye out for potential danger and help each other avoid any injury on our expedition. It helps to be aware that any evacuation will take many hours and be the main focal point of the entire groups experience as soon as it becomes necessary. We expect that any potential for health complications on one of our trips be communicated far in advance so that Nathan Van Amburg may evaluate the special conditions, and factor these into the trips logistics.
The Wilderness Act, signed into law in 1964, created the National Wilderness Preservation System and recognized wilderness as "an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain"