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Salt Lake City Swing: Breakfasts of this river tour through the Intermountain West

9/23 - 9/29/2018 Logan, Utah Ketchum, Idaho Victor, Idaho This journal entry is focused on the breakfasts of this trip. Breakfast Tour : Exploring Huevos Rancheros and their variations On Donicio Gomez’s recommendation I had breakfast at Angie’s Restaurant, in Logan, Utah early on Monday morning. This was the first stop on my [...]

2018-10-17T15:04:56+00:00October 9th, 2018|River Tours|

Returning to Black Smith Fork: Hyrum, Utah

When daydreams save the day and the mundane becomes tolerable, my mind drifts to the Black Smith Fork, a small river that runs into the Cache Valley out of a world famous Elk refuge known as the Hardware ranch. Most of its riverbed is bordered by private land. Lucky for me a talented chef [...]

2018-10-01T20:55:07+00:00October 1st, 2018|River Tours|

Dundee Hills to Maupin – Chasing Red Side Trout with Winemaker Jesse Lange

Deschutes bound - that’s all I could really think about as we headed west to Maupin following an hour in the Dundee Hills with Jesse Lange. The Lange family vineyard sits on top of a hill. After driving through a collection of smaller vineyard sites, we reached the end of [...]

2018-06-04T19:45:13+00:00June 1st, 2018|River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Spey Casting for Steelhead from the Lost Coast to Netarts

Northwest Tour: Up Route 101 Finding the time to cruise Highway 101 from San Francisco to Portland is step one. It’s better to give yourself a week or 2 if your free spirit takes over. Honestly, a month might be the right amount of time if you want to do [...]

2018-04-29T12:30:16+00:00April 26th, 2018|Colin's Journal, River Tour Episodes, River Tours|

Rainbow Bounty on the South Fork of the Snake River

Snake River, Idaho So much goes into an 8 hour float trip, at least for a guy who cooks for a living on eastern Long Island. The planning for a late September Snake River float trip started in May. A phone call to Chris “Simbo” Simonds revealed that he had [...]

2018-01-08T15:10:37+00:00December 14th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|

Fly Fishing and Cooking on the Henry’s Fork

Henry’s Fork River St. Anthony, Idaho Morning light is slow to fill Idaho skies on a late September day, a pink line of promise covered the range to the west as we looked across the Henry’s Fork river. No wind to speak of, dark blue cloud free space above revealing [...]

2017-11-25T15:05:30+00:00November 16th, 2017|River Tour Episodes|