White water rafting Sun Valley, Idaho

Eddy Out with The River Company

Starting 2013 Safe

May 31st, 2013

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Excerpt: We are up and running.  Opening Memorial day to cloudy skies and brave paddlers. 2013 is a go! Time slows after Memorial Day weekend and gives us the chance to focus on training and practicing the hidden skills that make our guides stand out. Every spring The River Company hosts a swiftwater rescue course to refresh and teach new skills. This year was no different and we had a great class once again. Our guides spend a lot of time in the water going over every possible scenario and on land practicing knots and land-based rescue techniques. Guests are typically not aware that there…

A single drop of water…

July 19th, 2012

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Excerpt: It is raining today.  The Sawtooths are barely visible through the thick layer of storm clouds.  Sage is opening up, letting out its rough, raw scent.  A scent which hints of home to any Idahoan.  We are hoping that this rain will raise the water level in the river, if only a little bit.  And make the season last longer, if only by a little while. We watch the rain fall and hope that those drops make their way to the Salmon.  The rain inspires thoughts of the river’s formation: where that water came from, where it is going.   …

5 great hikes in Stanley

July 13th, 2012

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Excerpt: You come to Stanley, Idaho for the rafting.  But then,  as you are cruising back into town after a day of floating, the steep granite wall which comprises the Sawtooth mountains come into view.  Their deep folds hint of hidden lakes and tumbling waterfalls and you know you must stay, at least for a day, to explore.  There are innumerable hikes to choose from in the Sawtooth Mountains.  Lucky for you, the River Company is comprised of a group of people who, when not enjoying the swift moving waters surrounding Stanley, love hiking the dusty trails of the Sawtooths (afterall,…

Happy Birthday SNRA

July 2nd, 2012

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Excerpt: Forty years ago a bunch of Idaho environmentalists (a bit of an oxymoron, I know) came together to protect a beloved part of the state. The conservation battle started when mining company ASARCO made plans to create an open pit molybdenum mine at Castle Peak in the White Clouds.  Frank Church, Orval Hansen, Cecil Andrus and others used their political prowess to preserve the Sawtooth and White Cloud Mountains and, in 1972, created the Sawtooth National Recreation Area (SNRA).  For the last forty years, the land, fish, and wildlife within this area have been protected from development and other harmful…