Saturday, March 11, 2017

Riverboarding Montana -More than Adrenaline

Riverboarding Trip Riverboarding trips at Montana River Guides are awesome for many different reasons. Foremost is the section of river, the Alberton Gorge, is designed by river gods and ancient floods with deep channels, fun rapids and friendly surf waves. Our time spent gearing up for each trip and going through the safety briefing builds anticipation for the challenge and whitewater adventure to come. 

This picture is another reason we love our guided river board trips. Most of them include this moment at this beautiful spot where the anticipation and adrenaline are calmed by the sheer spectacular beauty of the place we are about to explore.

Montana River Guides
-Riverboarding the Gorge since 1994

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Riverboarding & River Rescue Highlites from Montana

Check out a few river boarding  and guide training hi-lites from one week in June of 2016.
Montana River Guides will be offering guided riverboard trips in 2017 for the 22nd consecutive year.
Riverboarding Montana

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Riverboarding and River Fun near Missoula Montana

Every spring we travel throughout  Montana  and Idaho teaching rescue classes and having fun along the way.Then we head back to the Alberton Gorge with Montana River Guides offering Missoula Raft Trips and guided riverboarding trips daily all summer long.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Riverboard Guide: Josephine Johnston

Montana River Guides has been one of the few companies in the world guiding river board trips since 1996...year in and year out we start river boarding rivers throughout Montana in our Swiftwater Rescue classes during April and May.  Usually in June our dedicated return customers come out for  high water river board trips and we start guiding on the Blackfoot River and Alberton Gorge.
Our lead guide the past few seasons has been longtime river boarder Jo Johnston.  Jo started river boarding Montana when she was five (about 16 years ago) and has probably guided more river board trips than any woman in North America.  Jo is certified in whitewater rescue and is a wilderness first responder, and in her senior year at Willamette University where she plays basketball and studies Environmental Science...When she's not leading river board trips , she either guides raft trips or runs safety for our raft trips, ready to give our rafting guests a helping hand if they take an unintentional swim at Tumbleweed or Fang.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Incredible Surfing Footage

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Riverboarding with Friends and Family

The Missoula Noonball Guys
While another great summer of river boarding is winding down, there is still great surf in the gorge and the water levels have held up great. Here a couple of photos from two trips with special significance.
The top photo include a few the guys I've played pickup basketball with for years at the Peak in (From right to left) Jason Pounds runs the graphic design and marketing company River Designs  and is a top level web page and graphic designer ( see our brochure and website!).
Michael Downs (aka 'the professor) is a creative
Me and Rey, My Five Year Old River Runner
writing professor at Towson Universityand author of The Greatest Show, Troy McDonough, a former all-american decathlete, used to guide for us, John McNulty ( aka Artest)
is a longtime Missoula pickup ball legend, and Jim Cearly (aka Railroad Jim) has a mean post game. We were missing a few key players such as the Mule, Pearl Jam Jeff (aka Big Sandy), Big Bob, Tim Hunter, and most of all Pat Glennon, who passed away this summer.

We are so lucky to be out here on this beautiful river. I am reminded that as much as possible we should all try to do what we love to do with  the people we love the most during the short time we are here.

In the spirit of that--in the lower photo, my five year old boy, Reynolds, is running the gorge with me just emerging from what he would call " the meat and potatoes" at Tumbleweed. Yahooo!
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