Winter Olympics - Grand Teton tours

I’ve got Olympic Fever! Up here in Jackson Hole, as the old joke goes, we have two seasons: Winter, and the Fourth of July. The warming climate has subtly altered this once-accurate description. We still enjoy just two seasons, but while Winter has become noticeably shorter, the Fourth of July has extended on both sides…

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Migrating geese - grand teton float trips

As the summer rafting season on the Snake River slowly fades to autumn, we hear the cry of the wild geese as they fly in squadrons overhead. With winter approaching, these mighty birds wing their way southward in massive v-shaped wedges. Some geese will remain in Jackson Hole, finding the few choice spots of wintering…

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flyfishing - Snake River float trips

Summers are warmer now compared to when I started rafting in the early 1980’s. And we have less water. To the untrained eye, Grand Teton’s Snake River looks fast and deep, but it’s deceptive. At Deadman’s Bar, our float trip launch point, the river is confined to one narrow channel and moves along quickly due…

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Snow-capped Grand Tetons, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Now that summer is in full swing, we have decided to add a special early morning float two days a week. We will be offering a 6:30 am trip on Tuesdays and Thursdays from now through August 22nd. This is for those of you who are early risers, as this is a lovely time to…

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Red Desert, Wyoming - Barker Ewing Float Trips

I recently read a post on the O.A.R.S. blog–20 reasons why a Rafting Trip is the Perfect Family Getaway.  I love what river runner Ben Curnett wrote: You don’t have much time. No one does. It’s why vacations are so important. You’ve got to make every second count. But you don’t want to be in “hurry…

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Near the top of Union Pass

Summer is just around the corner!  We will be starting our 2012 season on Friday, May 18th. Our head boatman, Reed Finlay, is no Ferris Bueller.   He started floating with us in 1994 and has now racked up 27,080 river miles on commercial trips.  On the last day of the 2011 summer season, instead…

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