What an amazing year! We can’t believe 2015 is over, but we are excited for what 2016 will bring! Summer 2015 was a whirlwind of whitewater for us here at Barker-Ewing. Here is how our summer months went:
Our season started on May 19th and was accompanied by unseasonably warm weather and average temps around 65. Our high water lasted all of May and into the first weeks of June, giving our our early-birds some great frun. These Snake River rafters were all smiles and happy to be playing on river! We also introduced our Float & Fly Trip, featuring our lunch float paired with fly fishing lessons from Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School.
In June things started to ramp up. On June 1st Barker-Ewing celebrated its 53rd year in business! Mild mornings and hot afternoons made our trips most enjoyable. One of our highlights for this month was hosting Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings! Click here to see some of the personal footage he took!
All of July we were running our full schedule offering both scenic and whitewater tours daily. Lunch Counter and Big Kahuna were crowd favorites, per usual. We had very little to complain about as the weather was very cooperative except for the intense storm we got on July 21st, adding a fresh white blanket on Rendezvous (10,449′).
August 23rd began late season schedule. As the temperatures start to dip at night, the mornings and late afternoons have been getting cooler in turn causing our guests to bundle up in wet-gear.
Finally, some time to take a deep breath! As the leaves start to change office staff and guides are headed back to school. Winding down and reflecting upon May-September, we are grateful once again for both new and return client faces full of smiles, an amazing crew, and a safe and successful season! Look forward to next year!