Make Family Memories Count
My dad was the adventurer in the family. His need for adventure brought our family out west, landing in Twin Falls, Idaho in 1974. It wasn’t long before our family of 7 began to plant roots and bought a permit on the Middle Fork. Soon our summers were spent shuttling supplies up to the warehouse in Stanley and my older brothers joined my dad as guides on the river. As the youngest, my first role was to keep warehouse operations running smoothly. I washed sleeping bags, managed inventory, prepped food, and repaired boats while my friends in Twin played Atari and went to summer camp. It didn’t take long before I joined my brothers behind the oars and entertained guests from all over the world. We hiked, fished, cooked, and sang ballads around the campfire together. Day-to-day we challenged each other to become responsible leaders and at night, our mischevious pranks kept camp fun. Summers with my family were rich with adventure, camaraderie and an easy freedom to be ourselves – boys, heroes, explorers – on our Middle Fork home.
Off Season Shorts
- CONGRATS to Will Leonard! “Pooch” married his long-time sweetheart, Kim Vreisman last November in San Pedro, Belize. The newleyweds have enjoyed the winter in Pocatello and Pooch will return to the river this season (after some spring golf of course.)
- Long-time bachelor, Ryan Corbin “Corby” is now engaged to Ms. Kindra Kendall. This monumental event is set for August in Heber, Utah. We hope to see Corby on the river this season, when he’s not running Java Joe’s or addressing invitations.
- Tyler Joseph Porter “Buttofucco” is back to his same ol’ river tricks and shaved his head once again, for money. This time he did it in honor of our sister’s cancer survival 40 years ago and raised $6700 for the St. Baldrick’s event in Boise. Love to see another brother go bald!