Thursday, February 27, 2014
River guides are notorious storytellers. And whether they be true or tall, the stories we tell about the river are a part and reflection of our own story. They are a part of who we are and who we will be (deep water, brother…). So, in this spirit of storytelling and in homage to rivers everywhere, we’ve asked our guides to recall a notable “first” paddling experience, broadly defined, and to tell the story of that experience.
In this installment, OTT guide Travis Tocher recalls not his first river or river trip, but a series of firsts surrounding the river and the impact of those experiences on his person and his thinking. Enjoy.
|Tocher cooling off on a trip to the North Umpqua|
|Tocher going for the big ride the Wild & Scenic Lower Rogue|
|Travis and his wife, Claire.|
|A personal photo from Travis of the North Umpqua River|