River Currents Blog

River Currents is a blog open to many voices that have had a connection with the river and our trips. We want to share with you all the various things that go into making a whitewater or bike adventure so richly fulfilling; the science, the folklore, the policies & the poetry of wildness.

You’ll hear from our regular wilderness-nerd bloggers, Easton Smith, Kate Savage & Lauren Wood. You’ll also hear the the voice of guides whose lives have been shaped by their time on the river, guests who bring the perspectives that remind us why we’re still making these trips happen 50 plus years later.

Pat Lynch

Pat Lynch – The Hermit of Echo Park and The Yampa River

March 25, 2020

By Herm Hoops Pat Lynch (Patrick H. Lynch) was born in Ireland, although he didn’t know the exact year, it…

Sam Watson on his off Season

How Snow becomes a River

December 14, 2018

Water Is Life—Really Water Is Life. This phrase was recently popularized by the water protectors at Standing Rock. But it’s…

Holiday Interp

Boundaries of The River

December 5, 2018

The Border that Wouldn’t Sit Still   When negotiators from the United States and Mexico sat down to sign what would…