Hello 2015! We made it, glad to be here.  This post is more of a Holiday review than just a weekend review, we took some time off to be with friends and family over the holidays. We hope you had a great Holiday Season, too! The crew at America’s Rafting Company sure did, we are very fortunate to be surrounded by a great group of friends, awesome and supportive family and amazing clients that all help make the holidays merry and bright. Now that 2015 is here, we are starting to think about white water rafting in Idaho again! Looking forward to an even busier season this year.

We kicked off our Holiday Season with a get together of friends, most all of them are/have been river guides. It was so great to see everyone and catch up. Working in the outfitting and guiding industry often means that during our busy season we don’t get to see our friends and family as much as we’d like and sometimes not at all. Having friends that are river guides means that A) they “get” our lack of communication, and B) they’re on the river too, so we’re really not ignoring each other, just waiting for slower days to come around. So, in spite of hardly getting to see each other during the season, we plan for celebrations and get togethers in the off season, where river lore and stories about white water rafting in Idaho are told. Mingling and walking around the party, there was a ton of talk about the river canyons, how we’re glad to have a break, but can’t wait to go back! White water rafting in Idaho is just around the corner, so for now we’ll soak up our off time with some reminiscing and holiday cheer!

We also got to see lots of family and spent the time cooking, laughing and eating oh, and of course there were some gifts exchanged too! Christmas is such a magical time in Idaho, especially for America’s Rafting Company. Being from Northern Nevada, we did get snow here and there, but nothing like the amount of snow we have piled up in our yard now, and for me- the more the better! We truly live in a great place, with four distinct seasons, winter wonderland being my second favorite to summer of course! I digress. Back to the holidays: New Year’s came and went without a huge bang, instead the evening was spent around the fire with movies and treats and family. Closing the door on 2014 meant welcoming 2015 with open arms, which leaves us looking back at the year, remembering what a great one it was and feeling nothing but excitement and enthusiasm for what 2015 will bring to us. Here’s to a New Year and a whole lot of white water rafting in Idaho!

Here are some images from 2014:


Winter is here!


Pictographs along the Snake River

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It’s a BRAND NEW VAN (in a game show host kind of voice)

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New AIRE boats tatted up with our website.

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Swimming in the Salmon River

Morning sun on the Salmon River

Morning sun on the Salmon River

See you on the river…