Message from the Owners
Choose a Job You Love, and You Will Never Have To Work a Day in Your Life – Confuscius
Perusing the photos of our team living on the banks of the beautiful Salt River without running water, electricity, connectivity and warmed only by a camp fire at night (well, maybe an adult beverage as well) tells me we have the right people in exactly the right place doing precisely the thing their heart’s desire. I mean, look at those SMILES!
Salt River Rafting = Sunshine, Splashes, Scenery, Smiles and Saguaros!
The SRR Team
I recently realized that the older I get, the better I was…
“No person ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and they are not the same person” – Heraclitus circa 570 b.c. (slightly modified)
Ah, but I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now…
Recently released from office duties to be on the river with his daughter/guide and 1 of 2 apples of his eye, Hallie.
Courageously starting a family at 50 and the person you are most likely to speak with when you dial 800-425-5253.
6 time Grammy winner, Bocephus, aka Hank Jr. said it best “it’s a family tradition….”
He thinks this is his last season of rafting, but as Judas Priest said, “you’ve got another thing comin…”
Forestry degree from NAU, because, as penultimate power trio band Rush, said “There is unrest in the forest, There is trouble with the trees…”
We might just make it. Did that thought ever cross your brain? Well, regardless, I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean, than to stay here and die on this “expletive” island spending the rest of my life talking to a gosh darn VOLLEYBALL.
“We’re not dating,” Josh said again. “Oh?” Magnus said. “So you’re just that friendly with everybody, is that it?”
Lauren did a fantabulous job taking a photographer, social media influencer and journalist from Visit Arizona dot com down the Salt River this year. Check out the story in the link!
Jack of All, Master of Nada
But often times better than a master of one. A generalist rather than a specialist, versatile and adept at many things. And he’s not gonna lie to ya!
In Arabic her name means “king”. In Japanese her name be fighting words. But on the river all things lead to the marine environment.
A name that means he who knocks at the door, or the morning star. But Tarik simply desires to put rafts on water and go…
When rafting is done correctly it seems like no big deal. This is the only guide I didn’t second guess in 20 years when approving his Jedi status.
When from Wisconsin like John and myself, Cheese Head is an honorific. He is also head honcho on the river. Well, at least when I’m not on the river 😀
Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar, You’re gonna go far, You’re gonna fly high, You’re never gonna die, You’re gonna make it if you try, They’re gonna love you. I’ve always had a deep respect and I mean that most sincere; The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think, Oh, by the way, which one’s Pink?
As Tony Bennett sang: “Spread sunshine all over the place and put on a happy, happy face. Put on a happy, happy, happy face! Oh, come on bubby, smile it’s your birthday”!
Lucas is the illegitimate son of the famous George L. of the warring stars franchise. He has been in hiding for years running rivers but there is no hiding his expertise in documentary films such as The Salt River and the destruction of Quartzite Falls.
Guide and CDL Master
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work. River waves were stirring and the chicken lines were strung with care. He was dressed in chinos, board shorts and flip flops and had that far away stare.
I know it is hard to believe, but Neil Young wrote and sang Farmer John for ours truly. “Farmer John, I’m in love with your daughter. Yeah the one, with the champagne eyes. I love the way she walks, I love the way she talks, I love the way she wiggles, she wiggles when she walks”.
Guide and Chef
When it is time to cook a feast for ya all on the Rio this is the man with the chops! And just as importantly he can navigate the big stuff. But I met him when he was just a young Winnebego Warrior!
Big man with the soft touch. Ask him about Camembert which was reputedly first made in 1791 by Marie Harel, a farmer from Normandy, following advice from a priest who came from Brie.
Bible and I swam the Salt River at 16,300 cfs when our guide decided to gut the biggest hole on the river, Mother Rock. I don’t want to say it was a religious experience, but it was nice to be in the water with a man named Bible.
A funny man who strangely enough wants to work for the Funny Book Investigators or the Cash In Advance agency or the No Secrets Administration. Kind of funny when I think about it…