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Idaho Bucket List

February 5th, 2014

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Excerpt: It’s a little-known fact to those that haven’t visited Idaho that our state is much more than potato fields. Our potatoes are awesome, but Idaho offers travelers unparalleled beauty, history and experiences. With over 83,000 square miles of terrain, much of which is large wilderness tracts, it can be a challenge to know where to start exploring. Boise State Public Radio recently came out with a good place to start with their “Idaho Bucket List: The 75 Things Idahoans Should Try (At Least Once)”. We are particularly fond of #14-Go whitewater rafting on the Salmon River, and looking over the list…

A Glimpse Into Stanley’s Past & Present

December 12th, 2013

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Excerpt: Recommended Read Stanley is one of those towns that takes you back to a remotely familiar time, even though you may not have grown up in the wild west “back in the day.” When you arrive in Stanley and see the dirt roads and wooden boardwalks it’s easy to picture yourself in a time when riding horses and shopping at the general store was the norm. Although Stanley retains that feel, running water, electricity and high-speed internet are now the norm. Whether you have been here before or are coming for the first time, if you are interested in getting to…

Before You Grow Up: Be A Raft Guide

November 5th, 2013

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Excerpt: “There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms…” So begins a recent post on Outside Magazine’s website that recommends working as a river guide before you grow up. Among the various reasons cited for doing so, our faves include getting paid to float a river and vacation days that offer climbing, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking. Additionally, it lists the romance potential as high. (Woooo, woooo!) We would also add to the list the great sense of camaraderie with your fellow guides. One of our guides, the fabulous Emily Wendler, just might…

Behind The Scenes: The Taking of the Annual Guide Photo

September 23rd, 2013

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Excerpt: Yes, at first glance we look entirely professional; completely capable of taking you down the river, what with our tanned skin, bulging muscles, swanky gear and all. But the truth is, underneath that cool veneer, we are all just a bunch of clowns having a good time. Nowhere is that more evident than at our annual guide photo shoot. Kudos to photographer Marjorie McBride for putting up with us every year. The Veneer—or what the guides call our “Bible Camp” photo. Angelic, don’t you think?  But here’s how it really goes down.   And then, what really goes down…   The good thing is, in this…