11 May 11 Northern Outdoors started the sport of rafting for me.
In the 1970’s, Northern Outdoors ( then known as Northern Whitewater Expeditions), started rafting in Maine. The term "extreme sport" had not been coined, but Northern Outdoors started the sport. They are the first rafting company that I know of any where in the United States.
I first ran the Kennebec Gorge in 1979 and fell in love with rafting that day. Since then I have rafted all over the Western Hemisphere from above the Arctic Circle to the Futalefeu in Chile.
I owe it all to Northern Outdoors. Thank you guys – you are the first and still the best.
On my office wall is a photo that Wayne took of me hitting the hole in Magic. I have collected photos from dozens of rivers and that one is still one of my favorites.
Keep doing what you are doing. Your guides and equipment are the equal of any in the world.
Hope I see you soon.
Rating: 5 *****