Halfway To Halfway & Other River Stories
ECHO co-owner Dick Linford has co-written and compiled a book of true river stories. The book is titled Halfway To Halfway & Other River Stories and it is available in both kindle and in hard copy at Amazon.
These 31 stories are not your typical sagas of crashing whitewater and incredible acts of daring, They are the more offbeat tales about the larger-than-life characters, strange happenings, funny events, ironic twists of fate and tragedies that have taken place in the world or river running. There is even a ghost story.
Read Dick’s own account of having a guest disappear in the Idaho wilderness, and about
how Dick’s ECHO partner Joe Daly could go to sleep with his face in a plate of spaghetti. Read the account of ECHO guides borrowing a company raft to run a 70 foot dam. Read about the ritual of burning underwear to make it stop raining, and about a plane crash-landing in the Selway River, or about a gas station attendant thinking a river guide has a religious cult, or about the guest who wants to swim the most dangerous rapid in Idaho.
What are people saying about the book?
"The best collection of river stories in print." John Cassidy, writer and co-founder of Klutz Publications.
"These stories are so far off the wall that you know they must be true. Nobody could make them up." David Brown, Director of American Outdoors Association
"This book goes the whole way. Put on your life jackets. You are in for a wonderful ride." Ellen Waterston, prize-winning essayist, poet and founder of The Nature of Words.
"Boy, I hope my kids don’t read the story about Timmy and me!" Patricia Stow, former river guide
"Can they say those things about me? Can I sue them?" Jerry Hughes, outfitter
"Reading this book is like sitting around a campfire, drinking beer and listening to old river outfitters tell stories they might not want the public to hear." B.C. Rimbeaux, ex-guide
"What a fun peek into a unique and special American subculture. The even have their own vocabulary." David Paulsmeyer, professor.
Purchase your copy of Halfway to Halfway on Amazon. Please contact our office if you're interested in purchasing multiple copies at at discount.