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Ryker joins the Wet Planet team as a kayak instructor, raft guide, and an overall seasoned outdoor enthusiast whose heart beats to the rhythm of rushing rivers and soaring mountains. Hailing from the picturesque southern mountain town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Ryker’s childhood was painted with the serene beauty of the Ozark Mountains and the tranquil waters of a lake that served as his backyard playground.

His journey into the world of adventure began at the age of 17 in Durango, Colorado, where he first dipped his paddle into the exhilarating currents of whitewater rafting on the Animas River. From that moment, Ryker’s passion for the water ignited, leading him to explore rivers across the country. Guiding on iconic waterways like the Colorado River in Utah, the Arkansas River in Colorado, and the Flathead River in Montana, Ryker honed his skills as an expert navigator and a trusted leader on the rapids.

But it was the legendary White Salmon River that truly captured Ryker’s spirit, drawing him like a magnet to its frothy rapids and rugged terrain. When he’s not tackling rapids, you’ll find Ryker casting his line into the serene waters, indulging in his love for fly fishing.

In the winter months, Ryker swaps his paddle for skis as he takes on the slopes of Park City, Utah, where he serves as a Ski Patroller amidst the renowned “Greatest Snow on Earth.” With certifications as an EMT, Wilderness First Responder, and Swift Water Rescue specialist, Ryker is not only an adept guide, but also a trusted guardian of safety in the wilderness.

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Now, Ryker sets his sights on a new adventure with Wet Planet, eager to explore the majestic rivers of the Columbia River Gorge and share his boundless love for nature with fellow adventurers. With his diverse skill set and unwavering enthusiasm, Ryker is ready to embark on the next chapter of his outdoor journey, inviting others to join him in the thrill of discovery and the beauty of the great outdoors.

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Join Ryker on the river:

You can join Ryker on both half day and full day trips on the White Salmon River and in one of our many kayak courses.