Posts Tagged ‘Wyoming’
Where Are the Bodies?
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 where we launch our Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips – got its name. All you have…Read More
Colter’s Run and other Tall Tales
Barker-Ewing boatmen are world-class storytellers. Whether we’re driving you up to the launch site in our shiny new vans or guiding you down the Snake River right through the heart of Grand Teton National Park, we’re never at a loss for words. Geology, natural history, wildlife, western lore and regional politics – we’re experts on…Read More
Take time out for Life
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…Read More
A Rainy Christmas…Far From Home
There’s no doubt about it…you can’t beat summer in western Wyoming. The sunshine and clear blue skies that frame the towering mountain peaks make me smile with joy, every single day. And then comes winter: Some folks around here LIVE for winter. The powder days on the ski slopes or in the back country. The…Read More
Masked Bandit seen along the Snake River!
Rascal. That wonderful friend and companion of the young Sterling North. Rascal was quite the charmer, who helped Sterling win (and lose) the pie eating contest… that “ringtailed wonder” who also helped Sterling learn the life lessons about loss, and in the process reconnect with society during his childhood in the time of World War I.…Read More
HOWL can we balance Wild Nature with Human Nature?
Wyoming is facing a major dilemma today. The gray wolf (Canis lupus), which was RE-introduced into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in 1995 (after being wiped out by humans in the early 1900’s), has become the symbol of many things in the human world. Are they wanton killers or indispensable protectors of the natural ecosystem? Are…Read More