To mark the 50th anniversary of the first commercial dory trips in Idaho, OARS is pleased to present Dory Land, a short film by Logan Bockrath that is both a celebration and a love story to Idaho’s rivers and guides.
In 1972, renowned conservationist and Grand Canyon Dories founder Martin Litton asked Curt Chang if he’d like to take some boats and a crew to Hells Canyon. After an initial scouting trip, Curt started up the Idaho operation out of his family’s backyard. Five decades later he’s still at it and now oversees every aspect of OARS’ Idaho operation.
The film takes an inside look at the community Curt has helped build—a family of boaters who care deeply about rivers, running good trips, and the legacy of dories in Idaho.