River Rafting Testimonials

River Rafting Testimonials

Richard and Phyllis, Palos Verdes, CA
Thank you Cathy for arranging a memorable day on the Salmon River. Your guides exceeded our expectations. Clint, Grant, and Nick are wonderful gentlemen with a complete knowledge of the river. Your food was delicious and the pacing of the day was perfect. We are telling our friends to give you a call.

Susan Strickland, Colorado
Johnny was our great guide on our one day raft trip. Snacks and lunch was fabulous…thank you Kathy! I would love to have your recipe for your granola bars and delicious chicken salad. My husband, Darrell wants to do an elk hunt with Johnny ! Highly professional outfitters.

Bob Norgaard, Iowa
This was our first time rafting with Rawhide. We have rafted in Oregon and Colorado before. Our experience with Rawhide from the first phone call was first rate. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our guide wonderful! He was so full of information and was passionate about the history of the canyon and surroundings that the trip came alive and you could almost feel what it was like for the early pioneers. Thank you John and Kathy! The food was amazing as well! We want to bring our family next time to experience this beautiful country.

Eric Baker – Marietta, GA
Went on the whitewater raft trip day trip today-Johnny and his team are pure class. From the moment we were picked up until the moment we were dropped back off, the team was on point. They know the land, they know the water, they prepare great food, they interact freely with the guests. Fantastic day that my family will remember as a highlight of our vacation. Thank you all for being so good at what you do-it is obvious that you have a gift for sharing your state’s beauty with your guests.

S Ford
“We appreciate your personal attention to us and our plans for our Idaho vacation. Your phone calls and emails went beyond what we are used to – and the other family on the rafting trip said the same thing. We will always steer people in your direction! It was a trip I have to keep in my memory until we can get back out to Idaho – it felt so great to be on the Salmon River. Thanks”

Sue – Sapphire, NC
“We all agreed the rafting trip on the Salmon River with Rawhide Outfitters was the highlight of our trip! Exciting, fun, beautiful scenery, never have we seen so many birds and animals in the wild! The gourmet lunch sitting on the grass was over the top!”

Sam & Lea – Lake Havasu City, AZ
“This was our second trip rafting with your outfit and we enjoyed it more than the first time! You’re so professional and more importantly, down to earth people. Luke, Steve and all of you feel like friends!”

Ken – New York, NY
“We all had the most incredible experience! The rafting was awesome and everyone could not have been any nicer! Thank you sooo much!”

Dave & Debbie Kizior – Deer Park Illinois
“We had the best time on our (Smooth Scenic Float) boat trip on the Salmon River. John was our Guide and he showed us so many birds and other animals along the shore. We had some great conversations on Lewis and Clark too! Hope to be back here to go on a longer trip with them! The homemade cookies also were the best!”

Ray & Angie Butterworth – Lake Luzerne, New York
“Hi All, Quite a few years ago we took a float trip on the Salmon. We had Luke as our guide and what a wonderful time we had. Luke even took us to see his little cabin and his huge pile of sheds. We are both retired and are in the process of selling our home to start RVing fulltime, at which time we hope to make it out to see you guys again. Until we meet again Ray & Angie”

Scott Wilson – Canby Oregon
“My wife and I have been on both raft and day horse back trips with Rawhide Outfitters, never will you have people work so hard to give you an unforgettable trip.My wife and I are going back for more summer fun. Thanks again”

Daryl and Leslie Sturm – Spokane Washington
“We had a great time rafting. We had never been before and it was a lot of fun. Steve was fantastic and Jessica and the food were incredible. We will definitely recommend Rawhide to our friends. Thanks for the good time!”

Dan Telford – Salmon Idaho
“My son and I recently had taken a float trip with Luke and we had a blast!!!!!…You guys(Rawhide) are professional and fun… Kathey my hats off to you and your crew on the food… Luke and John were great guides and a lot of fun!!!! We will be back again to do more with you, some fishing this fall…..You guys should be proud of your business I can’t say enough about you guys…. Good Job….And Thankyou very much…….”

William Porter – St. Augustine Fl
“Hey Kathy Please forward me the recipe for the tomato soup. The boys are already talking about wanting to go back out with you guys. Thank you and thanks again for the Great Family memories. In the South, we call that Familizing…. Take care and God Bless William & Kim Porter”

William Porter – St. Augustine Florida
“We had the trip of a lifetime rafting with your son Luke. Cathy, the food was great and the personal touch you add to the entire trip from suiting up to telling us goodbye is a memory for a lifetime. Thanks again so much and please forward that tomato soup recipe to me. Thanks again and God Bless”

David & Janlyn Rogers – Pine Grove, California
“BEST.RAFT.TRIP.EVER. We so enjoyed our whitewater raft trip with Rawhide Outfitters and consider it the BEST raft trip we have ever done (and we have done a lot)! Our guide was fantastic and the lunch was delicious with homemade banana cream pie for dessert!! Thank you so much Rawhide! We will be back again!”

Trinh Nguyen – Los Angeles California
“We went white water rafting to Steve, Gerald, Des, Kimmy and Ricky .The Idaho river was so picturesque and beautiful and we had an awesome time riding the rapids. The Rawhide Outfitter clan was accommodating, social and informative. Steve made sure all the guest were engaged and always made sure we were having fun. Rose Mary cooked the best gourmet lunch ever! I wasn’t really expecting much, but boy was I pleasantly surprised. She also brought along plenty of snacks, appetizers and dessert. I have to stay, we stayed at Triple Creek Ranch (high-end resort in Montana) and I would say Rosemary’s lunch was on par with the TCR’S food. Since I didn’t want to bring my camera on the raft (not waterproof), Rosemary took my camera and followed us down the river and snapped some awesome photos for me! I can’t tell you how much that meant to me. I’ll have these memorized for life. My boyfriend and I accidentally left our hats in the car, I received an e-mail from Des stating that they had found our hats and would be mailing them back to us, without me even having to ask! I would definitely recommend Rawhide Outfitters to anyone looking for a fun and adventurous excursion staying in Montana or Idaho. Thanks RO for a great day!!! Wow what a great experience!!!”

Mary Vandergraft – Durham North Carolina
“Dear Cathy: My 16-yr-old grandson Daniel Peraza-Rudesill and I had a WONDERFUL time on our 2-day float trip with Justin & Steve. The food was fabulous – thank you Aunt Rose and all the Rawhide gang. I’m a native Idahoan and couldn’t have been more proud of my state and the Cranneys for taking such good care of us and showing Daniel the natural wonders of Idaho. Justin & Steve were a wealth of information about the history of Lemhi Valley and their skills at maneuvering the river were unsurpassed. I loved their dry senses of humor. We’ll see you again in 2013 when Daniel graduates from high school! Cheers, Mary”

Donna McGee – California
“Cathy and Family-Just wanted to say how very much my husband, son & I enjoyed our raft trip-Your meals were delicious and the trip was great!. Josh opted to kayak alongside & had a very good first time experience. Your guides and family were hospitable and friendly-the mining/panning for gold demonstration was both interesting and educational. Enjoyed the whole experience and we look forward to joining you on another adventure in the near future!”

Steve, Nancy, and Laurie T. – Temple City, California
“Before we booked a raft ride, we checked all the other sites. The positive comments on your site convinced us to book with Rawhide Outfitters. Boy, are we glad we did. Our family had a terrific time. The guides were entertaining and made the trip a fun experience. Cathy’s cooking is the best. The bar-b-que lunch along the river was great. The visit to the gold mine was a fun stop. Thanks for offering such a great experience.”

Kathy Black – Woodstock, Virginia
“I went on my FIRST EVER rafting adventure. There were eight ladies in our party of a “mature” age. Bo took us down the Salmon River. He was patient with our group of ladies. He was a gentleman. He shared his knowledge of the river with us. He was a joy! Cathy prepared a wonderful homemade hot lunch for us. We could not have asked for a better experience. I would recommend the day long trip to anyone without reservation!”

Tim & Denise Butler – Knoxville TN
“We had a lot of fun on the Whitewater float today. The guides, Steve, Luke & Mary Rose were great.”

Tammy Barry – California
“We had a wonderful time!! Christian our guide was great! Lunch was excellent and the Cranney family is wonderful! I recommend them!”

Burrichter Family – Lancaster, Pennsylvania
“We were very pleased with our experience. We enjoyed the Saddle to Paddle trip up the Wagonhammer trail on horseback and the Salmon River float trip. It was perfect for our family and the friends who we were with. Thanks for a wonderful trip. Your personal attention to details, the great food, pleasant company made our experience a highlight of our trip. We would recommend you to anyone interested in this. In fact, I think I may be back to go on a fishing trip in the future. Thanks again, Bill, Kelly, Ryan, Kyle and Amanda”

Donna Jackson – Carmen Idaho
“We had the most wonderful day EVER today! Justin gave us a great river adventure. I live near Salmon and could choose from many outfitters in our area….BUT I would NEVER go with anyone else but Rawhide. The Cranneys are absolutely the BEST.”

Jim R. – Dallas Texas
“Cathy- Now that my family and I have returned to Dallas, I wanted to give a thank you to you and your son, Luke for our rafting adventure. Growing up in your part of the world, I have been on a number of raft trips over the years, but the personal touch offered by your group was outstanding. Everything from your personal greeting to the thrill of the ride to Luke’s consideration of my 7 year-old daughter’s fears were truly top notch. In addition, I have to tell you that we all loved your lunch- it was the best meal we had on our week’s vacation in Idaho/Montana/Wyoming. It may have been the setting or the service by Luke, but that simple lunch on the river was memorable. If your rafting/hunting business fails for some unknown reason, you can definitely go into the home-made pie business. In advance, the idea of the gold mine trip seemed unusual. That said, the couple that owns that site are about as charming as we’ve met. They are truly a treasure. Thanks so much and best wishes for continued success. Be assured, we will sing your praises to all. Best Regards”

Camen Stephens – Salmon Idaho
“My family and I look forward to rafting with July 15. It looks like lots of fun and wet. -Carmen”

Aaron Christensen – North Ogden Utah
“Joined the Rawhide Outfitters for a wonderful day trip down the river! Beautiful country, great company, and delicious food made for a memorable time for nearly 20 of our extended family–ages 3 to 60 years. Guides knew the river extremely well. Cathy and her crew met us with homemade snacks and later with an excellent BBQ lunch. What a great way to spend a family vacation!!! Our kids look forward to going again. Our thanks to the Rawhide Outfitters!”

Dianne Pugh – Salmon Idaho
“Our family tradition is to do a day float with you every reunion. You are the best!”