We are a community here in Husum, Washington.
Come summer, our guides and staff return to be a part of another season here on the White Salmon River. Yet, its not just the incredible rivers that draw us back every year, its the community.
Wet Planet staff comes together every Saturday night for a gathering unlike that at any other company.
Each week, Saturday Night Dinners begin with a different staff member’s craving. It might be Grandma’s Lasagna, Gado Gado or Chinese Stir-Fry.
This past weekend reservationist Lori Turbes recruited river guides Ryan Copenhagen and Nicki Lynch along with Jaco for a Thai Stir-Fry Extravaganza. It began with spicy soba noodles in a peanut sauce. Veggies from a local fresh food co-op and organic chicken, shrimp and tofu went into the tasty stir-fry. Fresh greens, peppers and tomatoes went into the salad, along with Jaco’s special dressing.
While the smells wafted through the Todd and Jaco’s house, the perfect location for a group gathering, raft guides, kayak instructors, reservationists, base staff and friends relaxed. We exchange river stories from the busy week, discuss future trips and enjoy the company of our unique family at Wet Planet.
Mostly, we come together to celebrate how lucky we all are to be living in such a special place as the Columbia River Gorge.
Dinner is served and we raise our glasses to the rivers that bring us all together.
Fostering a supportive and close-knit community amongst staff creates an environment worth returning to. Our staff look forward to the season here and are therefore excited to share it with others. We are a family here, returning season after season to our home on the White Salmon River.