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Guest Speaker:  Willi Cannell

Last Update: 01/25/2017

Idaho Fly Fishing & Salmon River Rafting

Willi Cannell
Owner: Solitude River Trips

WHEN:  Monday, Feb 6, 2017  7PM

WHERE:  Southwestern Yacht Club

Willi Cannell grew up on the Maine coast. When he wasn't exploring his father's classic wooden boat shop, he was sailing on the deep blue. Willi has always had an awe and respect for the powerful freedom found in our wild environs.

When he was 10, Willi's family relocated to Idaho where he was introduced to outdoor leadership at The Community School, and he has been attached to Idaho's wilderness ever since. He started guiding in the Frank Church Wilderness while attending college at St. Lawrence University, and has remained there ever since.

Willi and his girlfriend Kat enjoy traveling the world, but central Idaho will always be home. The majesty of this beautiful area helped them discover a slogan: 'You live and you stay in Idaho.'


Willi is an avid paraglider, backcountry skier, sportsman, historian, and explorer. In the winter months, Willi coaches at the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation as an alpine ski racing coach.

Al and Jeana Bukowsky, of Merlin OR, started Solitude River Trips in 1973.
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