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Donny Hazard oaring a raft during a Main Salmon River whitewater rafting trip in Idaho.Whitewater rafting and kayaking since he was five, Donny was born to be on the river. With over 30 years of whitewater experience, running more than 200 different domestic and international rivers, Donny is a professional whitewater expert. With his love of science and nature, Donny earned a bachelors degree in Biology from Brigham Young University Hawaii. As an avid traveler, Donny has spent multiple years in South America and speaks fluent Spanish. Donny ran 60 different rivers in multiple countries all in one year while traveling with his family. Today, Donny is a dad of two boys, a husband, and he enjoys treating his family to incredible adventures, just like his own dad used to do and still does. What Donny cares about most as a professional is providing super-impressive, life-changing experiences for his guests. He works hard to try to make that happen for everyone who joins him on a river adventure. Donny is frequently asked to list rivers and adventures he has done and to name his favorite places. We've decided to add an abbreviated list of many adventures he has completed. Be sure to ask him to tell stories about his adventures. When asked about his favorite, he says, "It's hard to choose a favorite river or favorite place. It would be similar to being asked to choose a favorite child. They are all unique and special. I love them all." But, with "inside information", we know he loves South American rivers and the Main Salmon River very much. CLICK HERE to see some of Donny's adventures with photos.

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PARTIAL LIST OF KNOWLEDGE GAINED THROUGH RIVER TRIPS & EXPERIENCES

River Rafting Trips

150+ Multi-Day Trips Planned and Executed

Exploratory Urique River (Copper Canyon Mexico) 

Exploratory Mulatos/Aros/Yaqui, Mexico 140 miles

Middle Fork of the Feather, CA 

Forks of the Kern, CA 

Grand Canyon, AZ

Kennicot, Chitna, Copper Rivers, AK 

Chilco, Chilcotin, Frasier Rivers, B.C. 

Jarbidge and Bruneau Rivers, ID 

Rogue River, OR

Deschutes River, OR

Salmon River and its Forks, ID

Selway River, ID

San Juan River, UT

Salmon River, ID – 425 miles 6 weeks

Gila River, NM

Middle Fork of the Flathead, MT

Hells Canyon of the Snake River, ID

Owyhee River, OR

Tuolomne River, CA

Grand Ronde River, OR

Klamath River, CA

Green River Desolation Canyon, UT

Green River Gates of Ladore, UT

Colorado River Cataract Canyon, UT

Colorado River Westwater Canyon, UT

Salt River, AZ

Yampa River, CO

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Partial List of Kayaking Trips (Exploration and Descents of Difficult Rivers)

River of Slaves, Guatemala

Micos River, Mexico

Agua Azul, Mexico

Alseseca River, Mexico

Rio Filo Bobos, Mexico

Rogers Creek, B.C.

Callaghan Creek, B.C.

Brush Creek, CA

Lower Mesa Falls, ID

Upper Pack River, ID

Lyons Creek, ID

Smith Creek, ID

Dinkey Creek, CA

North Fork American, CA

Middle Fork of the Tule, CA

North Fork Kaweah, CA

North Fork Yuba, CA

Sixth Water Creek, UT

Big Cottonwood Creek, UT

Teton River, ID

Bitch Creek, ID

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Partial List of Self-Supported High Mountain Adventure Treks and Climbs

Aconcagua 22,900 feet (Argentina, winter ascent) Highest Peak outside Himalayas (one of seven summits)

Sacred Falls Canyon:  2nd known complete descent (Oahu, HI) 300 & 500 foot waterfalls.

Chimborazo 20,702 feet (Ecuador)

Mount Elbrus, Russia (one of seven summits)

Mount Blanc, Switzerland

Eiger, Switzerland

Huayna Potosi, Bolivia

Huayhuash Trek, Peru

Quimza Cruz Trek, Bolivia

El Pico de Orizaba 18,500 (Mexico)

Rockwall Trek, Canada

Tonquin Valley Trek, Canada

Mount Rainier, WA

Cirque of the Towers Pingora and Wolfs Head, WY

Cottonwood and Alpine Ridges, Utah

Mount Assiniboine (British Columbia) - 21 hour single day ascent. 5.5 Mixed

Mount Edith Cavell (Alberta)

Bugaboos (Pigeon Spire, B.C.)

Mount Sir Donald (B.C.)

12 14,000 foot peaks in 6 days, 19 total - Colorado

Mount Hood

Mount Adams

Mount Shasta

One day Santa Cruz Trek in La Cordillera Blanca (Peru) - 31 miles – Highest Tropical Range in World

Volcano Villarica Traverse (Chile) - 50 miles

Mount Whitney (climbed 12 times, including one winter ascent)

Kings Peak (Winter Ascent) 13,400

Mount Borah in the Winter (Idaho)

The Grand Teton (Wyoming) - Exum Ridge

Mount Moran, Teewinot, Middle Teton, South Teton

Lone Peak - Alpine style big wall (Utah)

Several Trans Sierra back pack trips.

John Muir Trail 212 miles (California)

Half Dome – South Face

Boundary Peak (Winter Ascent)

Teton Crest Trail, WY

South Fork Flathead Packrafting

Royal Arches – Yosemite trad -

Black Magic - Needles on Magician Needle

Several routes in Joshua Tree

Mount Langley

Canyoneering: Multitude of Canyons in Zion and Southern Utah.

Imlay Canyon

Englestead Canyon

Na Pali Coast (HI)

Buckskin Gulch, UT

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