Americans love their gadgets. It’s stimulating stuff: We sign in, link in, text, tweet, type and post. Now more than ever, we are privy to information and technology 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hotels and resorts have long boasted their high-tech features to attract vacationers leery of “checking out” of work. But all this technology makes it difficult to relax and it’s no surprise that our children’s generation may never know how to relax without their high-tech entertainers.
OK people, it’s time to unplug and reconnect.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is ideal for family, friends, and team-building. Whatever the reason for your adventure, we can create exactly the right atmosphere and spirit to make it an unforgettable success. Aside from the world-class rapids, you can fish in one of the premier trout streams in the country, explore the forest, play volleyball on the beach, soak in the natural hot springs, investigate ancient Native American pictographs or just hang out andtalk to each other. Or not.
Since 1980, my family has been rafting and exploring the Middle Fork. We know it better than the backs of our hands. Our experienced and responsible guides know all the trails, all the best fishing holes, all the hidden glades, and all the ways for people of all ages and interests to have a wonderful time – together.
- Congratulations to Sam and Fran Leonard! They welcomed healthy baby boy Winston in March. Sam and Fran met on the Middle Fork and have been guiding for us since 2000. They reside in Helena, Montana where Sam is a High School English teacher and Fran is a nurse.
- I can’t wait to welcome Elena back this summer so I can hear about her European travels last Fall! She and Amber, our new swamper, backpacked throughout Germany, Italy, France, Croatia and Morocco for two months then volunteered on organic farms in Spain. Since then she has been teaching kayaking while attending school in Missoula.
- Lynn Richardson will also be returning to guide for us this season! Lynn has 12 years experience on the Middle Fork. In the off-season, he and his wife Ceci live in Boise and are remodeling their first home. Lynn and Ceci have several side businesses, one of which is taking professional photographs of whitewater trips on the Main Salmon.