2008 ECHO Guide Schools
We just finished our 2007 professional guide school on the Rogue River in Oregon. The eight day guide school included two days of instruction at our guide house and six days of instruction on the river. Both participants and guide trainers report great weather and an wonderful time had by all.
After talking with the students and guide trainers, we've scheduled our guide schools for 2008. The first will be another 8 day professional guide school on the Rogue Starting on May 17, 2008. Next we will be offering a 7 day advanced whitewater school on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho.
The advanced whitewater school will be offered to those that have taken a previous ECHO professional guide school or the equivalent. Participants will be expected to have basic wilderness guiding skills when they show up for this school. The course will include a day of instruction at put-in, five days on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, and a day of instruction at our guide house in Salmon, Idaho. While on the river, all participants will float the river in paddle boats and will be focusing on their paddle boating skills through the challenging whitewater found on the Middle Fork in May. We'll be flipping boats, swimming rapids, and working on rescue techniques.