It is always a bittersweet moment when it comes time to take down Old Glory. It means everything else is cargoed, loaded and we are about to head off the mountain at the end of another hunting season here at Wild Idaho Outfitters . 2017 was a very memorable one, as I suppose they all are, but with Mother Nature’s help, this one was particularly memorable. From raging rivers experienced during the “hundred year” snow melt, to early, deep and continuous snow in the fall, this year was indeed unique. In spite of all of Mother Nature’s challenges, we enjoyed meeting so many wonderful people from all walks of life and particularly enjoyed seeing old friends we had met during prior seasons that enjoyed their experience enough to join us for another season here in Idaho . At this time of year, we become even more acutely aware of the many blessings we have had bestowed upon us, not the least of which is meeting so many wonderful people who share a true love of the outdoors; people who love it so much they are willing to spend their hard earned money, their vacation time and time away from family, all to experience what central Idaho’s magnificent Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area has to offer. We here at Wild Idaho Outfitters understand and do not take lightly the investment in time, money and effort it takes to arrive here in our little slice of heaven and especially at this time of year we truly want to offer a sincere THANK YOU to all who have ever made the journey. We are truly grateful you chose to spend time with us. We hope as you spend time this holiday weekend reflecting on the things you are grateful for, that your journey to Idaho might pop into your mind as one of those things. We know we feel very blessed to do the job we do, in the country we love and especially with the people who have crossed our paths! Happy Thanksgiving to your family from ours!!!