Looking Forward

Smith River (Map)

Joe SowerbyThe Smith River in Montana was the 38th river on my itinerary. Had I been able to float this river, it would have been like a grand finale a few months early because it was a five-day river trip on one of the most beautiful rivers in Montana – and Montana has some pretty nice rivers. As it turns out, the drought made this river not fishable at the time I had scheduled.

I spoke with guide, Joe Sotherby (photo) and decided that I had no other choice but to postpone my trip until 2014. I was disappointed at the time but now that my year has ended – and oh so quickly – I now have something to look forward. And so in June, I get to try and match my trip with one of the Golden Stonefly hatches – a hatch I have yet to experience.

Many people ask me what it feels like to be at the end of my “epic” journey. I must say I have mixed feelings, but there’s always something to look forward to, new people to meet, new places to visit, and new aspects of a passion to discover. I’m excited about 2014. Looking forward to meeting up with you, Joe and company.

One thought on “Looking Forward

  1. What a fun year for all of us to see you live out a dream. I cannot begin to tell you how many people have told me how amazing you are and what an inspiration you have been as they have followed your journey. Thank you for doing this and I am going to miss my morning coffee and reading you…


    Your very proud son

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