During my sophomore year of high school, my mom received a call notifying her that after fifteen years on the waitlist for the Grand Canyon, she had finally been selected...Learn More
Every river has a story. Every great story has a river.
We each have a unique river story – and we want to hear yours.
Starting in June, each week we’re giving away a set of prizes to a randomly drawn story submission. Here are the dates and prizes:
June 08: An REI tote bag and pin
June 15: A Chums hip belt and retainer
June 22: A Yeti 20 oz. rambler tumbler and a NRS Harmony ball cap**This week’s contest!
And on June 29th the grand prize drawing will give one lucky storyteller an OARS trip for two on the Main Salmon River, along with NRS gear for the trip, a Yeti cooler, and a Chaco sandal gift card!
Your passion is your river –what’s your river story?
Special thanks to 5,000 Miles of Wild® partners NRS, OARS, REI, Yeti, Chaco and Chums for contributing prizes for this sweepstakes and for supporting efforts to protect 5,000 new miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers nationwide, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
My “river moment” is really a high speed compilation of millions of moments that span the last 28 years (and counting), and has very recently given me my own wonderful...Learn More
I have worked for 20+ years as a whitewater and fishing guide on the Nolichucky River. This year American Whitewater and other groups and individuals began another push for designation.Learn More
Original Post I made a few years ago is here: https://medium.com/cropping-cascadia/winter-on-the-wild-white-salmon-river-98f5978633e Figured it would align well with the intention here! The White Salmon River runs down the slopes of...Learn More
“Bring an axe”, they said. “Just in case you need to chop through the ice to get to shore.” This sounded crazy, but I packed the axe and launched my...Learn More
There’s a certain moment on a youth river trip when it happens: it’s usually around 8:30 on night two. The canyon walls are alight with alpenglow, the fire is just...Learn More
It was just before daylight on the Samish River. Wild run Coho and King salmon where stacked up in every deep pool in the river. Two guys on the opposite...Learn More
The sound of rushing water and songs of an ouzel draw me closer to the river. For years, as a mountain lover I passed by the Nooksack River on my...Learn More