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River inspiration, reviews, stories, advice, camping tips, and about anything else we can think of from the Zoo Town Surfers staff.

THINGS TO DO IN MISSOULA

THINGS TO DO IN MISSOULA

The staff here at Zoo Town Surfers loves doing this write up a few times a year. Our list of favorite things to do in Missoula is constantly changing, as we evolve as Missoulians ourselves. We are going to keep it basic here, since you have the Internet to guide you...

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A GUIDE TO FLOATING THE RIVERS OF MISSOULA

A GUIDE TO FLOATING THE RIVERS OF MISSOULA

The Blackfoot and Clark Fork Rivers merge together just five miles east of Missoula and offer some of the finest rafting and scenic river tours Montana has to offer.  In the heat of summertime, there is nothing more inviting than spending a day on the river.  Here are...

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What’s in the personal bag?

What’s in the personal bag?

This is not the first blog I have written about personal lap bags and it will not be the last. The more time I spend on the river, the more my bag evolves. It also changes with the seasons and rivers that I’m working on. I don’t guide on any multi-day trips so this is...

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THE LEDGE

THE LEDGE

All week it's been warm and sunny—t-shirt weather—but cold rain falls Friday morning, the day of my first river surf lesson. Driving to the Wave Cave, Zoo Town Surfers's warehouse basement headquarters at 1001 S. 4th St W in Missoula, I wimp out and flick on the seat...

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Essential Pieces of Gear for Spring Paddling

Essential Pieces of Gear for Spring Paddling

All week it's been warm and sunny—t-shirt weather—but cold rain falls Friday morning, the day of my first river surf lesson. Driving to the Wave Cave, Zoo Town Surfers's warehouse basement headquarters at 1001 S. 4th St W in Missoula, I wimp out and flick on the seat...

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BE A HERO: Master the art of camp cooking

BE A HERO: Master the art of camp cooking

Guide training is the first step to becoming a river guide. This week is essential for acquiring the skills and knowledge needed for the upcoming guide season. Boat control, understanding basic river hydrology, guest experience, and river safety are among the key...

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