Visualizing our target rivers induces that giddy-kid, pre-christmas-morning jitter of excitement.

We’ll be aiming for the blue pins in 2017 and the orange pins in 2018. The specific order and route will depend on flows, friends, and funds!

We have already begun the Wild River Life journey in the Pacific Northwest!  The road tour starts locally and will extend into 2017 and 2018 to include rivers and communities in every region of the country.

Are we passing through watershed?  We are looking for local paddlers!  We want to paddle with the people who LOVE these rivers and hear the stories that makes Wild & Scenic rivers special.  Contact us if you’d like to host us on your river!

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Hitting the refresh button in Fossil Creek’s cool waters during a hot summer in Arizona, 2014. Susan and Adam will be exploring this Wild & Scenic gem further soon!

2017

April: Oregon, Idaho

  • Jarbidge
  • Bruneau
  • Owyhee River
  • Elk River
  • Chetco River
  • Upper Klamath River

May: California

  • Kings River
  • American River
  • Tuolumne River
  • Merced River
Southwest rivers mean family time for the Elliotts. Floating the San Juan River with nieces makes brings more adventure and a broader perspective.

Southwest rivers mean family time for the Elliotts. Floating the San Juan River with nieces makes brings more adventure and a broader perspective.

June: Colorado, Arizona

  • Poudre River (festival!)
  • Dolores River
  • Rio Chama, NM
  • Colorado River, Grand Canyon

July: Wyoming, Montana

  • Snake River Headwaters
  • Flathead River
  • Missouri River
  • Montana Headwaters Eligible Rivers

August: Idaho, Nebraska (?) Minnesota (?), Wisconsin (?)

  • Middle Fork Salmon River
  • Salmon River (Main)
  • Lochsa
  • Niobrara
  • St. Croix
  • Wolf

September-October: Washington, Oregon

  • Skagit River
  • Snoqualmie River
  • Klickitat River
  • More Oregon rivers!

Winter

  • Rio Grande
  • More?

2018

March: Arkansas, Missouri

  • Eleven Point River
  • Buffalo River
  • Big Piney River
  • Hurricane River
Learning to paddle on the east coast provided Susan with an incredible diversity of river experiences. Here on the Upper Gauley, a friend borrows her Siren - a boat that means squirting moves galore.

Learning to paddle on the east coast provided Susan with an incredible diversity of river experiences. Here on the Upper Gauley, a friend borrows her Siren – a boat that means squirting moves galore.

April: Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina

  • Obed River
  • Chattooga River
  • Wilson River
  • Western North Carolina National Forest eligible rivers

May: West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut

  • Allegheny River
  • Clarion River
  • Delaware River (Lower, Upper)

June: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire

  • Farmington River
  • Westfield River
  • Concord, Sudbury, and Assabet Rivers
  • Missisquoi River
  • Troy River

July: Maine (and Canada)

  • Allagash Wilderness Waterway

August-Oct: Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska

  • Upper Peninsula rivers: Indian, Whitefish, Sturgeon Rivers
  • Wolf River
  • St. Croix River
  • Niobrara River