Western Waters is preparing for the fall and winter and we spent last weekend prepping the equipment for the 2014 Summer Season!
Looking for fun family activities on Labor Day? Look no further then a raft trip down the Clark Fork River. Labor day originally took notice to the economic and social contributions of or nations workers. Now, its a symbolic day marking the end of summer, start of school, and massive retail sales. Take back what commercialism has done to this day and celebrate the day with the family on a fun, wet, and wild float down the Albertan Gorge.You have worked hard for your family, now take a moment to enjoy them with them. The air and water are still warm, waves are still splashing, and the family hasn’t started running around with school and practice schedules dictating their precious free time. Give us a call today or book a trip and squeeze out that last drop of summer.
Founded in 1985, the Clark Fork Coalition is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Clark Fork River basin, a 22,000-square-mile area draining western Montana and northern Idaho. They have over a 27-year-long record of substantial achievements improving the health of the watershed.
We are supporting the Clark Fork Coalition by donation 5% of the proceeds from raft trips this summer to them. Type in clarkforkc when booking this summer to donate a portion of your raft trip to them!
Every lake, river, and stream is only as healthy as its origins. For the Clark Fork, those origins are everywhere – contained in a 14 million-acre tapestry of forests, mountains, meadows, cities, towns and ranches spanning most of western Montana. Every inch of this vast watershed impacts the aquatic lifelines that flow through it, and the human and natural communities they sustain. In 2012, they worked hard to keep our waters running cold and clean and added millions of gallons of water in key tributaries through irrigation upgrades and water storage projects!
If your looking for some family activities in Missoula Montana consider white water rafting the Clark Fork rivers’s Alberton Gorge, located only 40 minutes or about 35 miles away from Missoula.The 12 mile run consists of class two to three white water that is fun for ages 5 through 65. A full day trip will consist of a relaxed pace through the canyon with cliff jumping, swimming, lunch, peacefulness, and nature viewing. If your a bit tight for time the half day trip takes 3.5-4 hours and offers the same section of water but at a expedited pace with out lunch and side stops. The rafting trip offers stunning canyon views, river otters, beavers, Bald Eagles, Osperey, ducks, and plenty excitement. Its August now, dead of the Summer. Why not go cool down in the river for a day? The water is 70 degrees and the sunshine plentiful. Hope to see you out there enjoying one of Missoula’s river gems.
Hey everyone. Its nearing of the middle of the season rafting here on the Alberton Gorge of the Clark Fork, Montana. It’s been a great season of rafting so far on the Clark Fork river. With water temps in the the 70′s and smoke free sky’s, everyday on the water has been as good as the last. The Clark Fork water level is around 2100 Cubic Feet Per Second (CFS). This is good news for the rapids because the gain more definition due to the water running over the features of the river bed more closely.
Also new in for Western Waters is our new merchandise. The shirts are sweet. Printed in Missoula Montana by our friends at Zoo Town Apparel, they look great with an Andy Warhol themed logo thats hip but not so much the the “old man” wouldn’t still like it. The new trucker hats are sweet too with a brown/ tan scheme and simple print. I was stoked to add a new cool trucker hat to my collection.
I look forward to seeing you out there soon! Don’t wait till the summer is over, now is the perfect time to come out with Western Waters on the Clark Fork River. Our shop is the closest to the put in of the river, about 200 yards away, ensuring less van and shuttle time and more time on the river. See you soon, -Todd