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Freeliving, adventure seeking, whitewater explorer with a
professional mindset who is not afraid to dream big and do what it
takes to get there.
I am extremely passionate about the outdoors and especially water
to a degree the average american would consider crazy. I love
getting out and exploring the lakes rivers and streams in the
Pacific Northwest. I enjoy almost everything water related
including diving, swimming, boating, rafting, fishing and cliff
jumping. I have been rafting since 15 and spend my summers guiding
on my favorite rivers in Idaho. To give an idea of how "crazy"
about water sports I am, one of my favorite vacations every year is
to escape to the northern california coast and go abolone diving.
This consists of diving down 20-30 feet in 4-8 foot visability
water 45 degrees warm and crawling into cracks on the bottom to
pull out 10" snails. Intense sport that kills people every year but
rewards one of the most delicious seafoods out there.
I love trips on new rivers, either in a whitewater kayak or raft
and have been down quite a few including The Grand Canyon, Rogue,
White Salmon, Lochsa, Salmon River, Hells Canyon, John Day, and
Deschutes. (I am sure I am forgetting some but that's a good start
of the favorites) I try to spend at least a weekend a month on some
river. If I'm not working or hiking with the dog, I can probably be
found somewhere in the woods or at the surf wave downtown or the
While I enjoy an evening in reading or watching a good show or
movie, I am not the type of guy to spend the weekend watching
sports. I would much rather be out doing something active and
hopefully away from my phone out in nature. I can't say I follow
any sports other than the 49ers during football season.
With friends I tend to be sarcastic and love teasing and joking
around in a nice playful way. I don't mind being the brunt of a
joke but firmly believe if you can't take it you shouldn't dish it
out either. I am very laid back, easy going and don't take life too
seriously or worry much about things I don't control or what may or
may not happen.
What I’m doing with my life
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I bought a house and moved to Caldwell earlier this year and am
still cleaning up the details of putting my life together out here.
Other than that im working and enjoying whatever the day brings. I
can't say I have much of a plan other than just enjoying every
opportunity, adventure, and moment I can in this crazy adventure we
Rules I have for a guide include;
Make more than I spend.
Don't pass up a fun adventure with awesome people.
Outside is better than inside.
Discomfort is temporary, memories last a lifetime.
Stay out of serious trouble.
Make a positive impact to the world around me.
Enjoying the journey is more important than the destination.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Getting in over my head, changing plans, and staying calm and
collected when everyone around me is panicing.
Also good at reading water, tracking and predicting animals,
diving, trying new things and taking care of myself and friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My custom oars and life jacket tan.
Both assumptions as I don't ask that question. What I get comments
on from random people though. Let me know if we meet though so I
have something to put here ;)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I used to read a lot of sci-fy and fantasy novels. Harry Potter,
The Wheel Of Time, Song of Fire and Ice, Sword of Truth, anything
by Brian Sanderson and Brent Weeks.
Recently it's been Rework, Think and Grow Rich, and The Four
I try not to watch a lot of tv but when I do I watch mostly Bones,
The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother, The Universe and anything
science and space related. I am also a huge fan of The Daily Show
and Colbert Report although only watch about an episode a
I mostly listen to the radio and listen to everything from oldies
to rap. I am very open to music, but tend to like bits and pieces
For food, I really get a joy out of knowing the history of my food.
My family and I got pretty into gardening a few years back because
of the satisfaction of homegrown food and the confidence of knowing
how it was grown. That and it just taste better than store
I love to play around with food and enjoy cooking and trying new
things. I mostly make and enjoy Mexican type dishes and love Thai
food. Fresh food is the greatest, but nothing compares to simple
food at the end of a day rafting or hiking.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Only two are required I think; air and water. I'll find my own
food, make my own shelter and from experience know I would survive
fine on just that.
Things I would prefer to not live without:
2. My family and friends.
3. Water. Being a river rat, I could not imagine living without the
ability to get on the water or go swimming. Plus there is that
whole drinking thing.
4. My truck
6. Natural spaces.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What rapids are up tomorrow, where's the best camp, how am I gonna
get my gearboat to beat the other trips to it, Life, nature,
kayaking, the future, food, sex, work, politics, the universe and
why humans are not trying harder to explore it, what to do in the
event of a zombie apocalypse, what I want to build or need in my
future dream home, how to grow something new.... My mind runs away
when I don't keep an eye on it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Right now it would be working. But in general, typical anything is
typically boring in my honest opinion. Fridays are for finding
something fun, new, exciting or crazy that gets away from whatever
"typical" life I am living then.
Although in summers, drinking at Seven Devils in Riggins with the
guides and bsing about the crazy guest and runs we are taking
rafting tomorrow. Or better yet having a free beer on the beach
trading stories about which guide swam themselves that day.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I actually have friends that I met here and awesome friends I met
through online resources.
Otherwise I tend to be an open book. Ask and I will probably
You should message me if
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This is simple. You just should. I'm not trying to be cocky, but if
you enjoy adventures, the outdoors, and fun entertaining people,
your missing out not meeting and getting to know and enjoy the
world I'm part of. And obviously if I have messaged you, I think
you would bring something enjoyable to that world and we can have
some awesome adventures together as friends or see if there may be
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