A River Guide's Readjustment Phase

by Jess Oveson
  That point in the rafting season comes every year--the nights finally get cool enough to crawl back into your sleeping bag, the days are shorter, and suddenly, I find myself going to bed by 9:... more
Living the Dream

Living the Dream

by Audrey Larkin
  Cedar creek muscles its way back into the rolling mountains and the road snakes up  to the rims of abandoned mines. But look carefully between the creek and the road and the Field of Dreams... more
A Day Boaters Diary

A Day Boaters Diary

by Matthew Phillipy
Daaaay Boater! That’s what I would hear every time I did something wrong. Being a first year multi-day guide, I would hear this a lot! I didn’t know how to pack for a week-long raft trip. I had no... more
Guides Explain: Scouting a Rapid

Guides Explain: Scouting a Rapid

by Jess Oveson
  There are moments in a trip where a guide gets tense and quiet as they come around a bend in the river. You see the signal to pull over being passed down from boat to boat and, one by one, each... more
River Legacy

River Legacy

by Acadia Gantz
When people ask me how I got into river guiding, I always answer that I didn’t have a choice. I did, of course, but I was born into it, and I grew up with it and now I’m living it just like my... more
How to Raft Eileen Dam (A Guide's Perspective)

Guides Explain: How to Raft Eileen Dam

by Elliott Averett
Eileen Dam, along the scenic Moyie River in Boundary County, Idaho, was built in 1923 to provide power for local mining operations. But in 1925, a flood breached the soft bedrock on the left side... more

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