Author: Emerald LaFortune

Emerald LaFortune is a guide for OARS Dories Idaho and the Executive Director for the Redside Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the health and strength of the Idaho guiding community. You can find more of her writing at and follow her adventures on Instagram at @emeraldlensmedia.

27 Posts

Impassable Canyon, Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho | Photo: Justin Bailie
How to rig a dory for whitewater

How to Rig a Dory for Whitewater

Emerald LaFortune 2 minutes
Adventure Inspiration: 15 Instagram Accounts to Follow if You Love Rivers
6 Things Only Someone Who Has Been on a River Trip Will Understand
Guide Playlist: Songs for a river state of mind
5 Signs You Should Quit Your Job and Become a River Guide
Idaho's Best Whitewater Rapids | Granite, Hells Canyon | Photo: David Hessel

10 of Idaho’s Best Whitewater Rapids

Emerald LaFortune 6 minutes
Your Guide to Idaho Rafting | Main Salmon River | Photo: Neil Rabinowitz

Your Guide to Idaho Rafting

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5 Morning Habits of Successful River Guides

5 Morning Habits of Successful River Guides

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Salmon River, Black Creek Rapid | Photo: Corey Robinson
Whitewater rafting on the Main Salmon River in central Idaho.

A Love Letter to Idaho’s Salmon River

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Life After Guiding: Meet Elise Otto, U.S. Forest Service River Patrol | Photo: Scott Ligare
What Female River Guides Really Think About Being Called a ‘Boatman’
Owyhee Canyonlands River Rafting

A Day in the Life of an Idaho River Guide

Emerald LaFortune 4 minutes

Give Like a River Guide

Emerald LaFortune 4 minutes
Free the Snake | Photo: Ben Moon / Whitney Hassett

Deadbeat Dam Alert: Free the Snake

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Reel Women Fly Fish

Reel Women Fly Fish

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Why Rafting is the Perfect Romantic Getaway

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Boater Body Work: Stretches to Treat Aches and Pains
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