Kelly Asselin, river guide for ARTA River Trips

Kelly lives her work life in the slow lane; four to six miles per hour to be exact. In the winter she builds and grooms mountains in Sun Valley, slowly pushing snow around in the dark and storminess. In the summer, it’s a similar pace on a transformed medium at a different time; pushing rafts down wild rivers under the bright Idaho sun.

Down jacket and leather work gloves swapped for a sun hoody and sandals; always with a smile.

Winter sunrises replaced by summer sunsets; always in the mountains.

“Damn it’s cold.” switching to “Damn it’s hot.”; always “Damn it’s beautiful.”

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