Offbeat Interview Series with Britt
Brittani ‘Britt’ Farquharson
If you could be a river superhero, what would you be? The illusive river dolphin. Sees no evil, speaks no evil, hears no evil.
What is your favorite dress up theme? Christmas Theme
What is your ‘go to’ crazy hat night creation? Antlers
What brought you to Canyons? My fiancé and his family (he comes from a river guiding family) convinced me to start exploring opportunities to guide in Idaho. We were lucky enough to interview with Greg and need I say more. After the meeting we knew working for Canyons was an opportunity we could not let slip away. Lucky for us, Greg felt the same and our future was set!!
How many years have you worked here? 1 season
What is your favorite thing about Canyons? The diversity of crafts: Kayak, Oar Rig, Duckie, SUP, Sweep Boat, Paddle Boat.
If you could describe Canyons in 3 words? Chocolate, Friendship, and Laughter.
When you hear the word Idaho, what comes to mind? More wilderness area than people.
What are your top three favorite camps? Fire Island, Marble left, Ship Island
Your favorite hike? Johnson Point, it was my first hike on the Salmon. It really gives you a perspective of the canyon’s grandeur.
Top three favorite rapids? Tappan 3, Redside, Hancock
Currently, what is your nemesis rapid? Yet to be determined…
What river do you want to run that you haven’t yet? So many! But currently, I am eyeing the Zambezi river that creates the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa.
What do you consider a ‘real’ job? A profession that puts you in a place to inspire people, to live the life they dream of living and take the risks necessary to achieve that goal.
If you could only have one kayak in your quiver, what would it be and why? Jackson Villian. It is my first ever kayak and we have been through a lot together.
What is your favorite thing to cook on the river? Chocolate, oh sorry I thought that question was EAT. When it comes to food I have a one-track mind. Chocolate!!!
If you could take a musician or band down the river today, who would it be? Island of Black and White.
What is your most memorable swim in a river? I don’t have one, I have eight. Chris and I decided it was a good idea for me to learn how to kayak in Ecuador. This resulted in me swimming eight times on the Cosanga river, in two weeks. Luckily the trip was four months and I managed to have several swim free laps.
What is one of your river rituals or superstitions? Drink a little so you don’t drink a lot. A tradition that started for me in California and I have continued my whole career.
What is your most valued non-river-related item that you bring with you on every trip? A hammock
What is your favorite groover spot? On the raft, convenience is everything.