In 2021, I predict that I will forget something very important for a rafting trip. I will probably forget a lot of other important stuff, too, but I will DEFINITELY forget some piece of gear or a crucial ingredient for a meal—or my pants—on a rafting trip at least once. Odds are good that you will forget something, too.
Family Rafting Series with NRS and DownRiver Equipment
In the Spring of 2019, I pitched a writing project partnering with both NRS and DownRiver Equipment. It would be a series of six stories meant to offer some more insight into what it's like to raft with young kids. The series was an absolute blast to write, and, honestly, gave me another reason to... Continue Reading →
When A Raft Guide Goes Fishing
(Throwback to 2018) I’ve known many anglers over the years, devotees of the church of the fly rod, but have never had a chance to learn the art myself. I was too busy running the gnar, I guess.
Complete End-of-Season Guide to Raft Gear Maintenance
Published with NRS Duct Tape Diaries on October 3, 2019. Right up there on the list of least favorite rafting chores, along with cleaning the groover and draining last month’s cooler, is winterizing your rafting gear. In the fall, we all get tingly and excited about the change of seasons and start looking forward to... Continue Reading →
Don’t be Milton…
Published on the NRS Duct Tape Diaries, June 8, 2019. I glanced desperately from the clipboard in the ranger’s hand, back to my boat, then up to her expectant face. Did I have three oars with each boat? The feeling before I could muster an answer was the real-life equivalent of that dream where you... Continue Reading →