Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips https://barkerewing.com Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:13:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 89527808 Magical Mustelids https://barkerewing.com/magical-mustelids/ https://barkerewing.com/magical-mustelids/#respond Tue, 21 Feb 2017 01:13:33 +0000 https://barkerewing.com/?p=1113 Grand Teton National Park is home to many types of small mammals, including the Magical Mustelids. This family of fearless carnivores includes badgers, fishers, martens, mink, river otters, wolverines, and three weasels: the least weasel, the long-tailed weasel, and the … Continued

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Migration Time https://barkerewing.com/1095-2/ https://barkerewing.com/1095-2/#respond Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:08:52 +0000 https://barkerewing.com/?p=1095 Last weekend at my home in Bozeman, I was startled to awareness by a distinct clattering that reminded me of summer afternoons on the Snake River. Except much, much louder. Entranced, I listened for a moment, wandered to the backyard, … Continued

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Our River Guides are on the Move https://barkerewing.com/river-guides/ https://barkerewing.com/river-guides/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 01:34:24 +0000 https://barkerewing.com/?p=1077 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 … Continued

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Tiny Invaders https://barkerewing.com/tiny-invaders/ https://barkerewing.com/tiny-invaders/#respond Tue, 30 Aug 2016 00:15:43 +0000 https://barkerewing.com/?p=1066 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 Dead Man’s Bar, our float … Continued

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Please slow down https://barkerewing.com/please-slow-down/ https://barkerewing.com/please-slow-down/#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:37:28 +0000 https://barkerewing.com/?p=1057 For the last several years, I have spent the early summer driving back and forth between my adopted hometown of Bozeman, Montana and my original hometown of Moose, Wyoming. I relish the opportunity to spend three to four weeks of … Continued

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The Same River Twice https://barkerewing.com/the-same-river-twice/ https://barkerewing.com/the-same-river-twice/#respond Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:30:16 +0000 https://barkerewing.com/?p=1041 “Don’t you get tired of doing the same thing over and over all summer?” I get this question at least once a week between May and September. And my answer is always the same. “No way!” Many of our Barker-Ewing … Continued

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Where Are the Bodies? https://barkerewing.com/where-are-the-bodies/ https://barkerewing.com/where-are-the-bodies/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 02:06:27 +0000 http://barkerewing.com/?p=1018 In 1887, Wyoming Territory held its first murder trial on the heels of a triple homicide. The story of these gruesome murders and the subsequent trial are well known to Snake River boatmen. It’s how Deadman’s Bar – the spot … Continued

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When Interpretation Goes South https://barkerewing.com/978-2/ https://barkerewing.com/978-2/#respond Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:02:38 +0000 http://barkerewing.com/?p=978 When Interpretation Goes South Over the years I have witnessed and participated in the famous Western propensity to spin yarns about almost any subject. “Where is the hole?” is our version of the age old Snipe hunt. And though tourists … Continued

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Wapiti Wilderness https://barkerewing.com/wapiti-wilderness/ https://barkerewing.com/wapiti-wilderness/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:46:31 +0000 http://barkerewing.com/?p=967 I grew up in Jackson Hole in the shadow of the Tetons, and spent vast stretches of my childhood wandering the wapiti wilderness. I waded through Ditch Creek, explored the caves and crags on Blacktail Butte, and rode my little … Continued

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Winners of the 2015 Barker-Ewing Photo Contest https://barkerewing.com/952-2/ https://barkerewing.com/952-2/#respond Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:36:21 +0000 http://barkerewing.com/?p=952 After days of hard work, Mr. Tom Mangelsen – our illustrious, esteemed, and impartial photo judge – has decided on the winners of the Second Annual Barker-Ewing Photo Contest. He deliberated over many customer photo entries in not one but … Continued

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