“The best collection of river stories in print.”

-John Cassidy, Former river guide, writer/publisher and co-founder of Klutz Press


Halfway to Halfway & Back, $19.95

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Published in July, 2018

This is a new collection of river stories that capture the essence and mood of river guiding and like an old friend and the river itself, lure you back for another trip. This second book builds on the success of Halfway to Halfway & Other River Stories, an award winning compilation of river guide tales published in 2012. For information about purchasing the book directly from Halfway Publishing, see the box at the bottom of this page.

Twenty former and current river guides wrote the 41 stories in this compilation. Most take place on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon, the Rogue River in Oregon or on rivers in California. The tales focus on river related events that usually have little to do with whitewater. Some don’t even take place on a river. All say a lot about the culture of guiding and the people attracted to wild places and the odd things that happen once they get there. These are the stories shared around a campfire after a day on the water. Some are funny, some sad, some quirky, but they all come from personal river experiences and lifelong friendships.

Halfway to Halfway & Other River Stories, $18.95

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Published in 2012.

“The 31 exciting, bizarre, tragic and weird river tales in this collection are told by a happy, healthy –and often hung over—guides and outfitters who make their meager living in, in and along the great rivers of the West…unlike a lot of similar collections, the quality of writing is consistently solid and highly readable.”

-Big Sky Journal. Magazine review from the Winter 2012 Edition

How to Order Your Copy

You can purchase Halfway to Halfway books directly from us, from stores specializing in river gear or from Amazon by clicking the button next to the title above. See the box below for info on how to purchase books directly from Halfway Publishing. For information about quantity orders for bookstores and other retailers, contact co-author Dick Linford at 1-541-848-7242. Get the latest news and gossip about Halfway Publishing and our contributors by following us on Facebook.

Contact the Compilation Editors

Contact Bob Volpert by email or phone at 1-415-728-5837 or Dick Linford at 1-541-848-7242.