The float – full version

The entire forest and water wasn’t even whispering. They even got the birds to cooperate in the early morning hush as I stood on the shore of the Thorne River. A deer stood in tall grass a hundred yards up from me, an eagle stared. The flow was slow and deep in this portion, which is…

Floating the Thorne

A few years ago I floated the last nine miles of the Thorne River with four other friends. It was awesome. My buddy Josh and I caught salmon from our kayaks and in the twilight around ten we ate then around a campfire. Saturday I carefully settled into a $49.99 inflatable raft for a solo…