10% off Spring Special is back!

Simply enter the promo code BEoutdoors2010 (case sensitive) during the online booking process, or mention the code when you call.  Good for all of our river trips!


Newest office diva to join BERT: Cynthia Thorburn’s story


Cynthia Thorburn, newest BERT reservationist: I was in 8th grade when my family came out to Jackson for a summer vacation. As you can imagine, as a 12 year old, any ideas my parents had were “not cool.” So, when they told us that we were going to go whitewater rafting …I was skeptical. They had signed us all up to go on an overnight, dinner/breakfast trip with Barker-Ewing. I remember having to wake up “early” to start our trip (and I am by no means a “morning person”) so, by the time we got into the boats I was ready to go back to bed and convinced myself that I was not going to have any fun. I was so WRONG! After about 3 minutes on the river I had seen more wildlife than I think I had ever seen. Then, we started the whitewater portion of the trip and, even though I didn’t want to admit it, the smile on my face was a dead give away that I was having SO much fun. The smile might also have had something to do with the fact that my little brother had just gotten completely soaked by a wave at the front of the boat haha! Just as I was starting to get hungry (which happens a lot!) we pulled up to the camp sight and they had the camp fire going and steaks on the grill, we roasted marshmallows and told stories until we were tired. I slept like a baby that night and then woke up to the smell of pancakes and a bonfire and a view of the snake river. I thought maybe I was still dreaming!?  After stuffing our faces with pancakes we jumped back in the boats and continued down the Snake River. It was definitely one of the best trips I have done with my family. If Barker-Ewing Raft Trips could impress me at 13 when I thought nothing could impress me, I’d say its worth doing again. Therefore, when I started looking for a summer job, Barker- Ewing was the first place I applied …and here I am! I am definitely going to do an overnight trip again this summer… as long as there are pancakes in the morning. 🙂

10% off Spring Special through April 15th. Book Now!

Our Spring Special is coming to a close soon! Book by April 15th to receive 10% off all river trips. You can easily book online or call us directly. Use the promo code BEspecial2010 (case sensitive) during the reservation process to receive your discount.