This time of year is busy with river training. Carl, our lead instructor trains our raft guides, other companies’ raft guides as well as some private boaters who want to have fun on the river, with a strong emphasis on safety.
The spring run off is still going on and most river classes are scheduled on purpose to coincide with high river levels so that students can experience the river at a challenging level. They do tons of scenarios in order to learn how to react in each possible situation. All raft guides from all the area raft companies have [...]
Yesterday’s river trip was so exciting, apart from the Middle Fork of the Flathead river being at a very good level for rapids, guests and guides on that trip saw a moose at the river’s edge.
Last Spring we saw a lot of black bears as we floated down and it is always entertaining when the bald eagles come out and “race” the boat, They are such majestic animals. We enjoy spotting wild creatures while enjoying the beautiful scenery and splashy rapids!
Here is a photo of a moose that we saw the other day, yesterday no one [...]
Since our season has not quite started, (our first trip is Friday, May 11th) some of our off duty raft guides and two managers went on a 5 day raft trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon in Idaho to get into the summer spirit. Don’t worry, the girls will do their own multi-day trip once the sun is here to stay! According to a US Forest Service booklet called ‘The Salmon, a Wild and Scenic River’, “the Salmon River flows undammed for 425 miles, it is the longest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states [...]
View of the Middle Fork of the Flathead River from the Old Bridge into Glacier National Park
Middle Fork of the Flathead River in Spring Run-Off
I went for a walk by the Middle Fork of the Flathead river yesterday and noticed that it is quite a bit higher than it has been for the past couple of days. Beaches that have been visible all winter long have now disappeared into the river. Although my dogs will miss running on those (there are another million plus acres for them to run on, so I would not worry [...]