We have been off the grid the last few days visiting Bethany and Will in Syringa, ID. They are raft guides on the Lochsa River this spring. No cell phones, no internet….WooHoo! We spent Tuesday checking out Selway Falls and running errands in nearby Kooskia. On Wednesday, Will guided us down the river. We had a blast and made new friends, Ashley and Dan were on their honeymoon from Orange County, CA and Robin and Taylor joined us from Portland, OR. We all had a great time in the wet, wild rapids! Ali and I got to join Bethany in the 2 man raft at the end of the trip. Today we packed up and took a hike with Bethany to Weir Creek hot springs before heading back to Missoula for the night. Tomorrow we are off to Glacier National Park.
Scott and Bethany above Selway Falls
This is what raft guides do on their day off!
Our 3 boats on the Lochsa
Will in back guiding, Ali and I right in front of him going through Lochsa Falls. Note the green wave!
The almost Oh Shit moment!
Dan getting nailed in Pipeline rapid. No one fell out.
Bethany and Eric in the 2 man raft.
Approaching the wave!
Us in wetsuits at lunch, Bethany photobombing!
Our guides! Will, Bethany and Jonas.
Alison, Bethany and Scott in D2.
All of us in guide camp.