From the Wires
Gift Suggestions for River Rafting Enthusiasts
New Books and 2013 Trips offer Budget and Vacation Options
By: PR Newswire
Dec. 10, 2012 05:38 PM
SALMON, Idaho, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Imagine asking your employees to burn their underwear as a tribal ceremony to thwart a drought so a rafting season can be saved. That and 30 other bizarre stories can be found in the new book Halfway to Halfway & Other River Stories. The tales focus on river related events that usually have little to do with whitewater. Many don't even take place on a river. All say a lot about the culture of guiding and the people attracted to wild places and the odd things that happen once they get there. One reviewer said "this is a must Christmas gift for anyone who loves rafting." The book is $18.95 and is available on Amazon.com and www.HalfwayPublishing.com.
Another book garnering praise is Jo Deurbrouck's Anything Worth Doing. Her book is a 2012 National Outdoor Book Award Winner. It tells the unforgettable true story of larger-than-life whitewater raft guides Clancy Reece and Jon Barker, two men who share a love of wild rivers and an unbending will to live life on their terms, no matter the cost. Clancy's motto, 'Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,' leads them into a decade of beautiful--and beautifully strange--river adventures. Then, on June 8, 1996, in pursuit of a 24-hour speed record they intend to share only with a handful of friends, the men launch Clancy's handmade dory, his proudest possession, onto Idaho's renowned Salmon River at peak flood of an extreme high water year. This time the odds catch up with them. Available in print ($15) and e-pub ($9.99) wherever books are sold. Personalized copies are available at www.anythingworthdoing.com.
Want to give your family a vacation gift to look forward to? Idaho & Oregon River Journeys has 4 – 6 day trips on the Rogue River in Oregon and on the Middle Fork and Salmon Rivers in Idaho. Among their offerings are fly-fishing trips, wine tasting adventures, and a historical journey down the Salmon, Idaho's famous River of No Return. Most trips involve traditional outfitted camping and some feature stays at historical riverside lodges. They will send you a gift certificate that you can package and place under the tree announcing the rafting vacation. Contact them at 1-866-213-7754.
If you are looking for something that your college-aged student will enjoy and might provide some income down the road, buy them a spot at the Whitewater School offered by southern California based Kern River Outfitters. This acclaimed guide school is a six-day course designed to give newcomers to the sport of rafting the basic skills necessary to run rivers confidently and safely. For 2013, the course will run from April 13th through Thursday, April 18th. Cost is $795 per student. For information contact Kern River Outfitters at 1-800-323-4234.
Media Contact: Bob Volpert Idaho River Journeys, 1-888-997-8399, firstname.lastname@example.org
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