Salmon River Outfitter – About Us
Willi and Kat Cannell
Willi’s family relocated from the coast of Maine to Ketchum, Idaho when he was 10 years old, and he’s been playing in the Idaho wilderness ever since. Willi raced and coached alpine skiing, loves fly fishing, backcountry skiing, birding, pack rafting, traveling around the world to compete in paragliding competitions and ultra-running races, and is now foremost a father.
Kat Cannell grew up on a family ranch in Stanley, Idaho. She’s an accomplished long distance-distance horseback rider, a photographer, a leader of Ride For Redd, a founder of the Evolo Center for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and foremost a mother.
Willi bought Solitude River Trips in 2013 from Al & Jeana Bukowsky, who started the company in 1990. After a hundred trips down the Middle Fork, and a hundred more trips across mountains, rivers, and the skies around the world, it’s the mythical element of journeying through the deepest and most diverse canyon in the country that continues to grow Willi’s passion for outfitting on the Middle Fork.