Five “Mind-ographs” From the Main Salmon River
By Peta Owens Liston It’s still mid winter, but I can feel the warmth seeping into my memory as I arrange a series of photos for framing from our rafting trip this past summer on the Main Salmon. I suspect, as it is a cool March morning, that these photographs will trigger the same Read More
Top 5 Reasons to Go Idaho River Rafting!
by Julie Trevelyan #1 Awesome rapids on the Salmon River! Gunbarrel, Devil’s Teeth, Split Rock, Bailey Falls, Big Mallard, Bodacious Bounce, Lorna’s Lulu, and more ensure plenty of fun whitewater. #2 Great paddling sections for the kids! Flat, smooth parts of the river are perfect for the younger (or just more timid) adventurers Read More
2014 Top Picks for Spring High Whitewater Rafting Trips
by Julie K. Trevelyan If you like big whitewater, these spring 2014 rafting trips are for you. Sign up for some thrilling river rafting adventure through the west’s best river canyons, and get ready to get wet and have fun! Yampa River With warming trends indicating some sweet upcoming water flows, the last truly wild Read More
Some rapids with your coffee?
By Derek Farr On the Main Salmon River, we negotiate dozens of large rapids and dozens of smaller ones. But there are a few that are most notable. Alder, Black Creek, Big Mallard and Chittam are just a few. These suckers really get the blood going. And there’s no better way to start your Read More
Family River Rafting Trips: Father and Son Trip – Reconnecting on the River
By Peta Owens Liston When Jon Bridgford returned home to North Carolina after river rafting the Main of the Salmon River, a package from the West Coast had arrived before him. Opening it up, still-fresh memories flashed back, and more importantly moments he had shared with his son, Keith, over five days spent Read More
Wonderful People: All of us floated the river this year. And what magic it was.
By Derek Farr There was a chill in the Idaho air this morning. Regrettably, the Salmon River rafting season has come to an end. The leaves are turning and the temperatures are dipping. It signals the time to hang up our oars and prepare for the cold months ahead. But looking back, I’m Read More
Family River Rafting: Connecting Family Together; How Days on the River Turns Cousins into Good Friends
By Peta Owens Liston Connected by family ties, holiday cards, and an annual crossing of paths, was the extent my boys and their out-of-state cousins—my nieces—knew one another. After five days on the river together, this connection evolved from being acquainted with their cousins to loving their cousins. Now this foundation of friendship and Read More
Learning to Swim Again; Taking the River On as A Single-Parent-To-Be
By Peta Owens Liston “I think that I forgot that I could swim,” says Charlotte Smith*, referring to the inner-strength she found in herself while rafting the Main Salmon River this past July for 5 days. “This river trip was especially symbolic for me.” When Charlotte’s husband announced that he couldn’t make the trip—unwilling, unable Read More
PROFILES “HOLIDAY OF IDAHO” FOUNDER, FROGG STEWART
By Peta Owens-Liston When Dee Holladay first started running rivers for guests in the 1970s — Harold Stewart, known indelibly as Frogg for the last 55 years—was one of his early guides assisting Dee along with Kim Crumbo, Dee’s right-hand river man. An avid surfer, who came to Utah for love but ended Read More
So where did you sleep last night?
By Derek Farr Strangely, it’s a question I often hear on our Main and Lower Salmon River trips. You see, while our guests enjoy sleeping in the comfort of a tent, our guides typically push the shuteye envelope. I wouldn’t call it “extreme sleeping,” but it’s definitely “riskier sleeping.” Perhaps our favorite place Read More