Emily Little

Emily grew up in the very northwest corner of Washington, but found her passion for whitewater on the Rogue River. She learned to kayak at age 12 with Sundance Kayak School and has been in love with rivers every since. Emily splits her time guiding in Oregon and Idaho during the North American summers and in Futaleufu, Chile for the South American summers. Emily is in her "happy place" when she is on the river or in the mountains.

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Recent Posts from Emily Little

Pro Tip: Personal Rescue Equipment (PRE)

Friday, January 8, 2021

A lot of boaters show up to put ins with all sorts of gadgets and gizmos in their PFDs for "safety". But what are they for? Do they know how...

Top Five Beginner Whitewater Kayaks

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Within the huge variety of whitewater kayaks available, there are better kayaks to learn in than others. Some of the latest, greatest kayaks, such as the 9R, are designed to...

Futaleufu River Travel Logistics

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The world famous rafting on the Futaleufu River is situated close to the town of Futaleufu, in the northern region of Patagonia. For many people, rafting the Futaleufu is near...

Is Rafting the Grand Canyon Hard?

There are many different factors to determine if a rafting trip will be hard or not. Various factors make rafting the Grand Canyon hard such as river hazards, cost, rapids,...

Gear Review: Selway Toilet

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Something everyone uses on river trips is a toilet, affectionately known as “the groover”. Back in the day, rafters had to attempt to sit or hover over a metal box...

Pro Tips: Rigging your Raft

Monday, August 3, 2020

When multi-day guiding, rigging your raft is only one job out of many daily tasks. By the time we get around to loading camp and bags onto our boats, the...

Best Whitewater Kayaking in Washington State

Monday, July 6, 2020

With rivers spanning the entire state of Washington, the whitewater kayaking potential is huge. The rivers vary from big water paddling to technical creek runs. The Olympic Peninsula offers some...

Pro Tips: Rafting the Futaleufu River

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Known as one of the best places to go rafting, the Futaleufu River has a few different options for your experience. Each different section is easily accessible from the small...

Best River Trip Games

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Multi-day rafting trips are not just about the whitewater and side hikes; a lot of fun can be had just hanging around at camp. By most standards, camping on a...

5 Reasons Kids Should Go on Rafting Trips

Monday, May 25, 2020

Growing up, my family vacations centered around the outdoors. The highlight of my summers was always going on week long backpacking or rafting trip. My brothers and I were often...

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