Author: Emerald LaFortune

OARS Blog Contributor Emerald LaFortune | PC: Leslie Hittmeier

Emerald LaFortune (she/her) is an outdoor writer, whitewater and fly fish guide, and community builder based in rural Idaho. You can usually find her at a boat ramp rigging a wilderness trip, exploring Idaho’s backcountry with her partner and cowdog, or cuddled up in a tent reading a good book. Find more of her writing at and follow her adventures on Instagram at @emeraldlensmedia.

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