We are checking in now that 2014 is 1/4 of the way through! It amazes me how fast time flies! We’ve had a whirlwind of a winter at the warehouse and are looking forward to Spring. Lately we’ve had a TON of rain here in Meadows Valley. That rain has led to some local flooding and rising rivers. The Salmon River is running at an un-seasonably high level right now! But, in between that rain, we’ve had little snippets of warm weather, which has got us itching to drag the boats out of storage and put some river miles between us and the warehouse. In fact, we’ve got an Owyhee River trip in the making right now- we may be seeing that river canyon by week’s end.
In other news, we are looking forward to our 2014 season! We are booking up quickly. We have some pretty cool trips on the books so far. Namely, a wine tasting trip with Idaho’s own I. If you are interested in a Hells Canyon Snake River trip and love wine, than this may be the trip for you!
Another exciting trip we are working on is a fishing clinic, set to launch late September. We are honored to have made the acquaintance of Dr. Rick Williams, Owner and Master Caster at Idaho Angler. We’ll cover all kinds of fishing tips and tricks and work on Spey Casting. Hells Canyon is the perfect river for that, as it is so wide and features some great beaches for a make-shift classroom. More details on that to come.
This winter we spent some time improving our guide’s quarters- we completed an additional 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and a fishing room complete and might just have enough DIY spirit to complete a couple other projects before Summer hits. Our winter also brought some exciting winter adventures: skiing, snow-shoeing, ice fishing and even a little Steelhead fishing. We are in the middle of the Steelhead Season now, but with the water levels so high, things have been a little dicey. We’re hoping that with the warmer dryer forecast predicted, the river will go back down and we’ll be able to nail some Steelhead!
As always, we are constantly looking to grow our client list, so please forward this on to your contacts and if you know of a group that may benefit from a Rafting Idaho Trip, let us know! In the past we have worked with organizations such as the Boys Scouts of America, troubled youth groups, among others. We have a great passion for being outside and splashing in the cool river water- and we want to share that with you! Mention that you received this newsletter and get 15% off your trip !!!
See you on the river…