Photo Credit: Chad Case
Welcome aboard the Middle Fork of the Salmon rafting trip with our most senior Sobek guide, Jim Slade! We’re lucky to have him join us for two of Middle Fork’s special departures on June 14th and June 23rd.
Jim Slade has been with Sobek since its inception in 1973. He’s guided some 75,000 river miles and participated in a number of first descents with Sobek, including the Watut, Indus, Yangtze, Alas, Zambezi, and the Tekeze. His most recent include rivers in Guatemala and Honduras. Jim is the kind of guy you can trust completely to pull off the impossible. He has spearheaded a bunch of special projects, including heading scouts on the Karnali, Upano, and Peru’s Aputímac River. He’s also active outside of rafting has has researched and completed a cross-country motorcycle expedition for Lyle Lovett along the length of Chile to the end of the Pan-American Highway. Although Jim is now mostly retired, after nearly four decades in guiding, he continues to ski, hike, bike, and run rivers. He lives in Nevada, near Lake Tahoe.
With Jim on board you’re sure to hear some amazing stories about some of the wildest rivers in the world. His rafting tales will leave you enthralled around the campfire, and make you even more excited to venture down the Middle Fork’s rapids with him as your river guru.
There are only a couple spaces left so be sure to book soon and get your spot locked in!
Check out the trip details here.