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Main Salmon River

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

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Floating along the beautiful Main Salmon River.
There is so much to love about this river;

the clear green water, beautiful Ponderosa Pine Trees, white sandy beaches, and great rapids each day. It’s the perfect getaway and we would love to share it with you.

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Joe Bennion

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Joe Bennion has been guiding for Tour West for close to 15 years and has been a part of the river community for much longer. He loves the river and his passion for rivers radiates onto all those who travel with him. He has a vast knowledge of the rivers we run and guides on all 3 of them. You could say he is a wonderful asset to us.
He is married and has 3 beautiful daughters who also share a love of the river and join him on our trips occasionally. He is a well known and respected potter and when he is not on the river he is busy making beautiful pottery. We love all our guides and the ability they each have to share their joy and passion for rivers with our clients.

 

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Bryan Yadon

Monday, May 11th, 2015

bryanBryan Yadon has been a river guide for Tour West for almost 30 years.  He loves the outdoors and has made introducing people to wilderness his lifetime career both on the river and through his own company Intermountain Guide Service.  He is a father to four beautiful children some of whom have continued in his footsteps guiding for Tour West.  His grandfather, Frank Stratton, was one of the original owners of Tour West.
He has a quiet confidence and is a wonderful leader.  His skills in the kitchen are some of the best and he is able to make sure everyone feels welcomed and appreciated in the Canyon.  We are so lucky to have him.

 

 

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Quinn Hall

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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This is Quinn Hall.  He has been working for Tour West for close to 15 years.  He has been running rivers commercially since 1990.  He spends most of his river time in Cataract Canyon. His knowledge of the desert and the river is incredible.  He enjoys photography and running.  He also works as an environmental consultant.  He is a father and husband and is a great asset to our wonderful group of river guides.

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Happy Monday!

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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It’s the first week of our trips and the weather looks gorgeous!

90’s during the day and 60’s at night.

We would love to share the beauties of the Canyon with you!

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One Week

Monday, April 20th, 2015

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Our first river trips of 2015 will be launching next week!

We still have limited availability for this season.

Please call to join us on a trip of a lifetime in the Grand Canyon.

 

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Buckskin Bill and Frank Stratton on the Main Salmon River

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Frank Stratton, founder of Tour West, and Sylvan Hart better known as Buckskin Bill in the early 70’s at Five Mile Bar on the Salmon River.  Sylvan settled on the Main Salmon River in 1929 and lived there for 50 years. There is a great little museum honoring Buckskin Bill that you enjoy when you raft with us down the Salmon River.  Frank founded Tour West in 1969.  His family continues to run Tour West.  Although both of these great men have passed away their legacies continue.

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Who’s Hungry?

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

On all our trips we try to make sure you are eating a healthy, well balanced meal.

We also can accommodate those with diet restrictions e.g., gluten free, vegetarian, vegan.

Just make sure you let us know when you book!!

 

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Family time

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

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Look no one has a phone, ipad/ipod.

River trips are a great way to get away from all those gadgets and enjoy each others company!

Floating through Cataract Canyon.

Photo:  Quinn Hall

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Happy New Year!

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

We hope your new year is full of wonderful adventures!

 

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