Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Julie and Beau - Tying the Knot!

Julie Guthrie and Beau Larkin are tying the knot! Julie has been an Idaho River Journeys guide since 2002 and Beau guides for Rogue River Journeys and has also run a trip on the Main Salmon with IRJ.

After five wonderful years of friendship and two memorable years of courtship the couple will be married this June in Montana. Julie and Beau met in a University of Montana program that focused on American land and resource use and how to strengthen the communities we live in. As the two of them explored these ideas, it brought them closer together as they learned and shared. Three years of close friendship followed and their time was filled with hiking, boating, plant and bird spotting, and music appreciation.

Several years back, however, things took a turn as they decided their friendship had some real relationship potential. Beau popped the question at a beautiful dinner last May just before Julie left for guiding season. It was a long summer apart with a happy reunion in August full of excitement as the two started planning their wedding.

The ceremony will take place nestled in the foothills of the Mission Mountains overlooking Flathead Lake, a beautiful place that is special to both of them.

The couple plans to honeymoon at Chico Hot Springs and float the Flathead River. Beau will then go work another season on the Rogue while Julie takes her first year in seven years off from guiding and focuses on her new career as a nurse.

From all of Idaho River Journeys, congratulations to Julie and Beau!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

July 24th Middle Fork Launch Date

July 24th is normally one of our most popular launch dates on the Middle Fork. This year, however, we have lots of space available on this trip. If you would like to join us for America's premier rafting vacation on one of our most popular trip dates, call us today at 1-888-997-8399. Typical river flows are great this time of year and the weather and temperatures cannot be beaten.

July 24th is a perfect date for:
• Families with children of all ages
• Those looking for great whitewater
• Fly fishing (normally begins to get spectacular this time of year)
• People who want to kayak or just relax in an oar boat
• Those who LOVE the sun
• Hiking and exploring
• and many other reasons!

Don't let this trip slip away, it will fill up and we want you on it!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Snowpack Report from Idaho

We attended a Middle Fork of the Salmon outfitter meeting in Stanley, Idaho this week. The mountains are covered in snow and the valley itself has one of the deepest snowpacks we’ve seen in years. The official snowpack is about 108% of average but it looks like a lot more.

If you’ve been waiting for a big water year, this is it. Our season gets underway with a 4-day Middle Fork trip on June 3 followed by a combination Middle Fork/Main trip on June 12. That one covers 185 miles in only 6 days. Hang on! Click here to view our the entire 2008 schedule of trips.

If you like guessing what the peak high water flow will be, there is a contest at Enter the contest to win a bunch of cool prizes!