When Sean and Ginger Glaccum look wilderness in the eye, wilderness always blinks first. Sean, a licensed river guide for more than 14 years, and Ginger, an accomplished tour leader and photographer, have conquered rivers throughout the United States, Africa, Nepal, and India. Sean boasts certifications as a wilderness first responder and outdoor emergency medical-care provider, and Ginger has survived the croc-infested waters of the Zambezi river. Together, they lead adventurers through Idaho waterways on Payette River Company's half-, full-, and multiday whitewater rafting trips. They help visitors navigate four designated sections of the south fork of the Payette River, taking them plunging through Class II, III, and IV rapids, traversing rocky outcrops, and paddling through picturesque local scenery. On some trips, they also make stops at local swimming holes and the Kirkham Hot Springs.
Bear Valley River Co. fuels outdoor fun with half- or full-day whitewater-rafting excursions along the Payette River. Licensed guides help passengers navigate the river’s twists and turns from a well-maintained fleet of inflatable rafts. The current-savvy hosts provide life jackets, helmets, and a laminated copy of A River Runs Through It for each rider, and can also offer catered meals prepared in the company's on-site restaurant. Guides place a strong emphasis on safety with mandatory equipment checks and a safety orientation before each excursion. Following the whitewater orientation, groups can enjoy a relaxing jaunt down the main Payette River, course through the waterfalls and Class IV rapids of the South Fork, or spend the day fishing in Swirly Canyon.
Parker Arrien grew up rafting through whitewater rapids on the Snake and Salmon Rivers with his family, feeling the crash of waves and the force of the water pulling him forward. As an adult, he knew it would be impossible to ignore his desire to seek outdoor adventures, so he founded America's Rafting Company with his wife, Becky, to share this exhilarating experience with others. His adventures take people whitewater rafting down canyons, fishing for steelhead in the winter, backpacking in the immense wilderness of the Seven Devils Mountains, and making excursions on the Idaho rivers. Participants can expect enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides on all adventures.