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Helfrich River Outfitters

Women of Helfrich 2022

This month, we are celebrating the wonderful women of the Helfrich Team. We have some amazing, strong, smart women on our crew, and we are so proud of all of them. Each of our female crew members bring something unique and valuable to the operation. As we celebrate...

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Birding Along The Middle Fork: A Personal Journey

Birding Along The MIDDLE Fork: A Personal Journey by Tim Gunderson HRO Guide The yellow-rumped warbler   If you know me, you probably know me as a geologist. I have taught and studied geology for over 20 years. But, in 2018 I began to pursue an interest that had...

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In Loving Memory of Chris Olsen

     It is with great sadness we inform you of the passing of our dear friend and long time guide, Christian Olsen.  Christian's legacy with Helfrich Outfitters goes back to the days of Dave Helfrich.  He started working for Dave in 1961, and worked steadily through...

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The Flower Power of the Middle Fork in June

Spring time comes a little later up in the Frank Church Wilderness, making June the ideal time for flower children.  During this time of year, you can spot blooms of many different species of wild flowers, such as syringa, camas, arrow-leaf balsam root, elephant head,...

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Kidd Youren on History Channel Hit Show Mountain Men

Helfrich River Outfitter and Guide, Kidd Youren, and his brother, Harry, are once again series regulars on the hit History Channel Show, Mountain Men.  Tune in as they embark on new adventures in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho! Kidd and Harry grew up the sons of a...

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April 30th Update – Your Reservation & COVID19

Update - Your Reservation and Covid-19 Hello River Guests, We hope that you and your family are holding up well; staying both physically and mentally healthy during these last few weeks and months. Since the onset of the pandemic, many of us have had no choice but to...

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