On June 3, 2012, Jon “JB” Boling died while rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. Among the many facets of JB’s life, he had a particularly strong love for whitewater rafting and his friends in the whitewater community. On the weekend of September 22, 2012, many of his closest river friends gathered for a trip down Westwater Canyon in Utah to celebrate and remember JB. For most of the weekend, we partied like we knew Jon wanted us to and on Sunday morning we spent an hour in a spectacular location in the canyon to remember JB. It was a wonderful weekend for his close friends to gather on the river and celebrate life. We still miss you JB.
In addition to rafting Westwater, about half the group also spent two days floating through Ruby and Horsethief Canyons upstream. Below is a selection of photos from the weekend trip.
Earlier in the summer, we had another memorial float through Brown’s Canyon on the Arkansas River and a selection of those photos is shown below.