Author: Emerald LaFortune

OARS Blog Contributor Emerald LaFortune | PC: Leslie Hittmeier

Emerald LaFortune is a fishing guide on Idaho’s Salmon River and an outdoor writer who’s passionate about conservation issues. You can find more of her writing at www.emeraldlafortune.com and follow her adventures on Instagram at @emeraldlensmedia.

Photo Credit: Leslie Hittmeier

26 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

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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
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A Day in the Life of an Idaho River Guide

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Give Like a River Guide

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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