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Overworked and Undervalued: the survival story of a female raft guide in a macho industry

I first entered the whitewater industry the summer after my freshman year of college as an unassuming, 120-pound, 19-year old woman. As you can imagine, this is not the typical demographic for river guides -- an occupation that is dominated by big, burly, self-assured men. Right off the bat, I was intimidated by this macho-charged… Continue reading Overworked and Undervalued: the survival story of a female raft guide in a macho industry

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Just Around the Bend

If you have ever been on a guided raft trip, you may have noticed that your guide always seems to have an answer to any question you ask. This may come as a shock, but the truth is, we don’t know nearly as much as we let on. Although we have years of experience and… Continue reading Just Around the Bend