So winter has officially ended, even though our Northwest Wyoming mountains look like a scene out of the movie Fargo. I look up at all that snow and start calculating how many more days I will need my snow shoes and cross country skis on a few of my favorite backcountry trails. I am already reminiscing about my turns and jumps at Sleeping Giant Ski Area, some days snowmobiling to places you simply cannot get to under human power and ascending frozen waterfalls in the Shoshone National Forest.
And that snow gets me to thinking about something else.
Yep. All the snow that brought California, Oregon and the rest of the Northwest out of drought conditions and filled the reservoirs back up means that our rivers will be flowing fast this spring and, with luck, well into summer.
But don’t take my word for it. Ask the pros.
That’s what I did when I called down to Wyoming River Trips for the latest scoop.
Ron and Rick Blanchard traded in rodeo for rafting in 1978 and have built Wyoming River Trips into a leading rafting outfitter in Northwest Wyoming. The brothers’ children are now guiding and helping to manage operations.
Ron answered the phone. It’s Read More