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Archive for January, 2011

What sets Tour West apart?

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

As we talk to people who are in the beginning stages of choosing which river trip they want to take one of the questions we are often asked is, “What makes Tour West different from all the other rafting companies out there?”  While we could mention many things from the quality of the equipment we provide to the design of our rafts we feel that the thing that makes Tour West truly different is the quality of guides we have working for us.  The Tour West guides are knowledgeable, professional, and safe.  On average our guides have 15 + years experience running rivers in the Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon and on the Salmon.  We have full confidence that not only will our guides safely navigate you through the rapids but along the way they will share the history and lore of river, lead you on hikes to breathtaking spots, and prepare you some of the tastiest meals you have ever eaten.   The number one piece of feedback we get from those who have rafted with us is that the guides provided them with an experience that not only met their expectations but exceeded them and for this reason we are sure we have the best in the business working for us here at Tour West.

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Main Salmon Rafting Manager Jason

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Jason (our river manager) training the next generation of river guides.

This is a picture of Jason our river manager. He took his first river trip on the Main Salmon when he was eight years old. It snowed on that trip and he still loved it. He has been running the Grand Canyon since he was 14 years old. He ran his first guide trips when he was 18 on the Grand. He is training the next generation of river guides as you can see in this picture of his family.

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Nature

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

The best of nature!

Nature in the Grand Canyon

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Nate our Poet Guide

Thursday, January 13th, 2011

Nate the poet guide.Nate is one of our many fantastic guides in the Grand Canyon, Cataract Canyon, and Salmon River.  He is a published poet as well as a high school English teacher. He has a way with words and if you end up on one of his trips he will entertain you with lots of stories.

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Jason-Our great river manager rowing a Salmon River trip.

Monday, January 10th, 2011

If you have a question about the river call Jason. He is great to answer all your questions.

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My favorite homemade icecream recipe Thanks to L. Hill

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
2 tsb vanilla
1/2 tsb salt
1 can evaporated milk (12oz.)
4 cups of heavy whipping cream
2 cups of milk (1% or 2%) you may need more depending on size of ice cream freezer
Beat eggs three minutes and gradually add sugar
Beat for 2 minutes more until mixture is thick and creamy
Add vanilla, salt, evaporated milk and mix
Pour ice cream mixture into chilled ice cream bucket and add cream, crushed pepermint(candy canes work great) enough milk to bring to the fill line (peppermint 1 and 1/2 cup about) if you don’t have a fill line leave 2 to 3 inches.
Layer 2 inches of ice and then top with approximately 1/2 cup of salt. Continue to the top of the bucket.
Add 1/4 cup water to the ice and salt barrel and turn the mixer on.
Ice cream takes 20-40 minutes to freeze. Will make 4-5 quarts.
Yummy! This is not a river recipe (it could be! if we had a strong arm to hand crank it and lots of ice) But my favorite ice cream recipe. Harden in the fridge and top with hot fudge. Yummy!!!!

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