The Best River Trip in America! Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

View the Itinerary for this Summer’s Rafting Adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River  When I was a river guide on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon I found myself with a couple of weeks off between assignments. I had read Tom Brokaw’s account of his wild trip down the Middle of […]

River of the Red Ape – First Descent 1986

The first descent of the Alas River (The River of the Red Ape) in Sumatra, running through the heart of the world’s greatest orangutan reserve, down crazy rapids, past villages with almost no contact with the outside world, and through the richest and most bio-diverse rainforest on earth. Led by Richard Bangs with veteran Sobek […]

Travel Tip #10- What to Do if You Lose Your Passport Overseas

Attempting the first descent of the Baro River which spills off the Abyssinian Plateau, and conflues with the White Nile in Southern Sudan, I capsized and lost everything I was carrying, including my passport. So, how to get home? What did I learn in Sudan? Call or go into the nearest American Embassy or consulate […]