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The Walker Brothers: River Guides and Managers

January 16th, 2006 Malina


Above: Grand Canyon trip 2002. L-R: Adam, Tommy, and Danny.

With their custom-welded roof racks, hand-sewn leather bags, and endless wood-working projects, Adam and Danny together are a small dynasty of good ol’ fashioned Yankee ingenuity. Plus, they cook up storm. Just don’t ask them to dance.

Between the two of them, the Walkers have nearly twenty years of professional rafting experience. They started rafting with their dad as kids and have never looked back. In addition to rafting all over California, Adam and Danny have rafted the Futaleufu river in Chile, and a couple of years ago they ran the Colorado in the wooden dory they built in the AO garage. In 2004 Adam ran the Blue Nile with AO owner Scott Armstrong where he braved class V rapids, sought shelter in a bat cave, and caught a big African catfish.

10 Responses to “The Walker Brothers: River Guides and Managers”

  1. » Whitewater Rafting in January The All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting California River Blog » Blog Archive Says:

    […] So you can imagine my excitement when I got the invitation last week to go along on a trip to the Smith and Cal Salmon rivers on the Northern California coast. Four of us, (Smokey, Adam, Brad and I) all headed out last Friday night toward Redding, then completed the drive to Hiuchi on Saturday. The following three days were some of the more beautiful and fun river days I’ve ever had. We really lucked out with the weather- blue skies the whole time! So we got the beauty of a winter run– green hillsides, waterfalls, crystal blue water — and didn’t have to deal with rain. […]

  2. » RVs the New Rafts on the American River The All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting California River Blog » Blog Archive Says:

    […] The next day the water had returned back to a boatable, but still high, flow. Scott, Danny and a few others headed out to raft the Lower South Fork and take a look at the damage. They said that RV parts and propane tanks could be seen hanging out in trees way above the river! […]

  3. » AO Guides Overnight It in the New River Gorge The All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting California River Blog Blog Archive Says:

    […] Smokey Pittman, Brad Riley, Adam Walker, Danny Walker and I had all gathered at the River Inn in Redding the night before, and after a few hours of sleep were loading up our cars, talking about where to get our morning coffee. The plan was to drive Highway 299 (connecting Redding to Arcada) towards the Cal Salmon, stopping along the way to look at the Trinity Drainage and decide which runs we should actually do. It was thought that we would either stick to a New River/Burnt Ranch Gorge combination, or drive on to do the North and South Forks of the Cal Salmon. Our decision would depend on water level, put-in logistics, and how sporty we all felt after that coffee. […]

  4. The All-Outdoors Whitewater Rafting California River Blog » (Video) Kaweah Rafting Trip, May 12, 2007 Says:

    […] Trip 1: Danny Walker, Matt Nunes, Tessa Sibbet, Hunter Donaldson, Brooke Johnson. Trip 2: Brad Riley, Robyn Suddeth, […]

  5. (Video) Tuolumne River Rafting Trip, May 26-27, 2007 Says:

    […] Adam Walker, Matt Nunes, Matt Duperrault, Matt Kimura, Robyn […]

  6. Guest Feedback from Tuolumne / Cherry Creek Combo Trip Says:

    […] give our best regards to our guides: Danny, Adam, Noah, Brad, Matt, and […]

  7. Change is in the Air: Reflections on the 2007 Season Says:

    […] Tuolumne crew opted to live in Groveland for the summer and forego the typical Highway 49 shuffle. Adam Walker and Kyle Connely spent several weeks in the spring remodeling the warehouse and turning it into a […]

  8. Where in the World is AO? Yosemite! Says:

    […] rafting guide Danny on a hike up to one of Yosemite’s many waterfalls this […]

  9. Cherry Creek Rafting – August 15, 2009 Says:

    […] memorable by the unintentional surfing at “unknown soldier” and skilled guidance by Danny Walker…the […]

  10. Honeymoon Hiatus! Says:

    […] that’s not the Sierra snowpack, those are actually human legs) is officially married to a class five AO river guide.  In fact, all our groomsmen were class five AO river guides.  One of them is my new brother […]

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