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Gary Lane

Guide at a Glance

  • Locations

    Riggins, Idaho, United States

  • Activities


  • Guiding Experience

    43 years

  • Languages


Guide Bio

Gary Lane is one of the owners of Wapiti River Guides along with his wife, Barb.  They operate on the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho, providing guided whitewater rafting trips, nature tours, and fishing excursions.  Gary loves guiding multi-day tours because he finds that it takes guests about three days to get used to the more laid-back river routine. Once you get past that you can truly settle into a trip to be remembered, one where your mental state distances itself from the bustle of the city and aligns itself to the pulse of the river.

Gary prefers to dress in native-style clothing.  A suit is to the city as a breech cloth is to the River.  Though he has never been a non-conformist simply for non-conformity’s sake, Gary has never felt the need to fit into a nebulous pre-defined, status-quo.  Gary studied sciences in college and became a wildlife biologist.  He incorporates all that he learned in the venerable halls of college with all that he has learned since from indigenous perspectives and history, to create interesting and informative tours that cultivate a deep respect for the natural world around us.

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