Written by: Scott McEnaney, Orvis Adventures
Last year, I returned from a wilderness experience in Idaho and said, “More people need to experience this.” So, putting my schools hat on, I embarked in a conversation with Joseph Peterson—General Manager of Flying B Ranch—about how we could turn a backcountry experience into an Orvis educational experience.
Joseph presented me with a five-day backcountry adventure school concept, which he described as not only a fly-fishing learning experience but also a unique chance to learn about the wilds of the American West. The team at Flying B are authorities on the history of the area, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, forest regeneration, wildfires and their importance on the forest ecosystem, animals, flowers, giant cedar trees, pack mules, wall tents, and more. This setting creates the ultimate classroom for Orvis’ Peter Kutzer and the great staff at Flying B to teach students.
Theschool will take place August 6-12, based at the Flying B Ranch in Kamiah, Idaho.