In the 1980’s twenty five of my friends and I, camped out on a small island over Labor Day. We were the only people on the island. A few of...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.
Your passion is your river – is it urban or rural? Big rapids or calm currents? Do you explore solo or with friends and family? Are you paddling across a watery expanse, or quietly contemplating its unique beauty from shore? Each of us has a story like this to share and there are many people across the land who want to hear them. What’s your river story?
I have seen the most beautiful river in the world and wish it could be that way here too. This was an unprotected and unheard of place to most and...Learn More
Each summer one of the highlights for me is to canoe on the Wild and Scenic Rivers in Oregon. My time on these rivers gives me a sensory and spiritual...Learn More
I grew up paddling a canoe in creeks, rivers and lakes within driving distance of our North Texas farm. I learned the importance of stewardship, respect, and conservation on these...Learn More
It was 1985 and I’d been living in the cold rocky mountains when I got an invite to apply for a job in California for a river company. My first...Learn More
I was taken on my first Delaware River canoe trip more than 40 years ago and I was blown away by the natural beauty and all the nature we witnessed.Learn More
I remember when I first got a kayak here in Spokane. I remember shivering in an empty parking lot waiting with anticipation as each passing car gave me hope for...Learn More
Chris Raffin, seen here in a river kitchen, was a pioneering young river guide during the 1970’s. She logged miles on the Yampa, the North Platte, the Upper Colorado, Cataract,...Learn More
Well what I can remember when going to the lakes or rivers, which were very fun memories. Ones which makes every child and adult happy. But now the water runs...Learn More
Rivers give life especially here in the Pacific Northwest. Native Americans have been sustained for centuries by our harvest of the salmon that must have rivers to come back to...Learn More