Winner of the BEST “close, quick & budget-friendly” meal deal

Every time I approached the front door, the universe was working against me! Luckily, it was working for the company, and that is obviously what’s more important! After the 3 phone lines stopped ringing, the 4 friendly walk in customers left and the internal -canyon crew to office- radio chatter stopped, it was time to run across the street and get my slice of pizza! Then, I looked up and the clock’s hour hand was all of a sudden closer to dinner time that I realized, so I quickly decided (before I passed out!)  to get an app of homemade chips and ama-ZING salsa from Sanchez Mexican restaurant instead. It was the perfect “tie me over” treat before my dinner outing. I did, however, check out the size of the slice of pizza I would have gotten had it been 2 hours earlier. Literally, a quarter of an entire pizza for $5…I will definitely go back for a late lunch (opens @ 3pm), or dinner, or a late night midnight craving!

The question that each office staff ponders everyday…


What should I eat today?

There have always been a few no-brainers that are tasty, budget-friendly and close therefore easy to pick up and go for those busy office days on the Town Square – D.O.G. breakfast burrito $5 right across the street – Pearl Street Bagels bagel sandwich $5 just down 2 blocks – Bill’s Burgers big, fat burger $6 around the corner – but the variety for those of us on a budget…

Sure, there are other options, but they are either dine in or dine in prices! I take a little of that back. Backcountry Provisions for a hearty sandwich but only budget-friendly if you split it (then you have to fight over the pickle!) Sweetwater for a variety of delicious-ness but at least $10 when you walk out of there. Same with Silver Dollar Bar & Grill and Shade’s Cafe. All places that I love that are close to the Town Square, but just a little more than I want to spend and more sit down than pick up!

Can Jackson get the walk in Gyro joint for $5? Or a burrito for less than $8 – it’s beans, rice & cheese! (for $4.50, Missoula has an amazing fish burrito!) How about Thai for less than $12, a sandwich for less than $7.50, BBQ for $8 that includes hush puppies and brunswick stew or Indian at all?!

Ok, Cafe Ponza does have pizza by the slice right across the street, so maybe that is where I’ll go today. I’ll let you know what I think! Signed, a one starving Christa

Trivia Night A-Team!

Team BERT takes 2nd place on the 10th! A 2-week hiatus for Dornan’s Hootenanny, and we’ll be back for more Monday night! Losing key members of our team (Kelsey, Ellen & Amanda – back to teaching in MO, KY & MI respectively), Janet, Christa and Heather will lead the team to future victories…fingers crossed! We miss you girls!

Teton Views Float Trips

Don’t miss out on one of our Teton Views lunch picnic or dinner cookout floats! Baked turkey on ciabatta rolls, fresh fruit salad, chips and homemade cookies fresh out of the oven for lunch. BBQ tri-tip, corn on the cob, fresh salad and strawberry shortcake for dinner. This is the last week for these delicious trips! If you’re visiting us in September, you absolutely must take in the vibrant yellow of the Aspens and Cottonwoods that parallel the riverbank. We offer morning Teton Views float trips daily, and you won’t be sorry! Fall in Jackson Hole is spectacular!

Natalie sings at Dornan’s Hootenanny!

Wow…what a voice! Some of the BERT troops (Michele, Ian, Amanda, Christa) showed up to cheer on our fellow office chic for her last appearance on stage at the Hootenanny. She sang “Every Little Kiss” by Sara Evans and “How Great Thou Art.”To hear such a sound with the Tetons towering as a backdrop was quite an experience. Thank you for sharing, Natalie. We will miss you! Until next summer…

Legends of the Snake

LEGENDS OF THE SNAKE…stories and photos galore!

The Legends of the Snake becomes more legendary every year!  2009 marked our 5th trip, with over 100 participants to attend the the celebration of the Snake River Fund and our recent success with the Wild & Scenic designation   The Legends included many of the pioneers of the rafting and fly fishing industry in Jackson Hole: Jack Dennis, Frank Ewing, Charlie Sands, John Simms, Denny Becker, Paul Bruun, Dick Barker, Bill Guheen and Wayne Johnson.  In addition to the many volunteers that helped make this evening happen, a big thank you to our two big sponsors, Jackson Whole Grocer and Patagonia.

The following faces are all people and moments that are true to the heart…magic in every one of them!  I look forward to next year!  As the photos continue to trickle in, we will continue to share with you this amazing evening.  A big THANKS to all my fellow outfitters who helped with the evening. Look forward to seeing everyone and then some next year…until then, cheers!

Heather Ewing, Operator/Owner Barker-Ewing River Trips;

Board Member, Snake River Fund;

All photos taken by Barker-Ewing’s own Janet Monahan with Legend/husband Bill Guheen’s new birthday camera!  Thanks Janet & Bill!

Thanks for the picture, Jim!


Jim & Robin Clarkson just sent us this awesome “submarine” shot of their whitewater boat plunging through Lunch Counter! They were on our Breakfast Combo Trip in late June during some pretty fun high water! Thanks for sharing!

Janet Monahan, Trip Manager/Bookkeeper Extraordinaire!


Janet Monahan, Trip Manager/Bookkeeper Extraordinaire!

Besides my new lifelong career with Barker-Ewing River Trips, I spend my time with my fabulous husband Bill and my crazy yet endearing labradoodles, Needle and Thread. I love quilting, baking, throwing clay, laughing…and sky diving! I am very much enjoying this great summer on the river!

Jeremy Minor, River Guide


Jeremy Minor, River Guide

I am far from what my last name represents! I love Barker-Ewing so much that I’ve been here for 9 years… Barker-Ewing loves me so much that they keep hiring me back! I’d love to share with you my stories, my expertise and my charm on the river, so request me!

Lindsay Long, River Goddess

Lindsay Long, River Goddess


Lindsay with an A–that is my name.  This is my fourth season guiding on the Snake River. My guiding on the Snake as allowed me to gain the experience to explore other rivers on private multi day rafting trips.  When I am not guiding I am riding my mountain bike, camping, backpacking and chilling with my friends.  I have spent four years and Jackson Hole exploring the land and playing as much as I can in this beautiful place.  I try to work hard to support my traveling bug in the off seasons.  This last off season I spent some time in Florida with some girlfriends enjoying the sun, exploring southern Utah and New Mexico with a friend backpacking, hiking and enjoying ruins of the ancient Native Americans, and spending quality time with my sister in Guatemala.  If it weren’t for my thrill of adventure and spontaneity I wouldn’t be where I am today.  I look forward to the summers in Jackson almost more than the winters and I am excited to be spending another eventful year on the river!