The Cleanest Line
Bridget Crocker

Bridget Crocker

Bridget Crocker is an outdoor travel writer and river guide. She has guided remote expeditions down many of the world’s greatest river canyons in far-flung regions of Zambia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, India and the Western United States, and has led several international exploratory trips. She is a writer for Patagonia and contributing author to Lonely Planet guidebooks and The Best Women’s Travel Writing series from Travelers’ Tales. Her work has been featured in Men’s Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Trail Runner, Paddler, Outside, SNEWS and Vela, among other publications. She lives on the edge of the continent with her husband and two daughters.

Articles

Photo: David Clifford

Running the Subansiri

May 4, 2017 May 4, 2017

I’d just stepped in human shit when I noticed Arun and Tilak praying next to the river’s put-in. I wanted to join them, but by the time I had scraped the squished feces from my sandal-clad toes, the young men were finished. “We made the offering, but the eggs were… Read More

Taking the Oars

Taking the Oars

Jan 22, 2013 January 22, 2013

Sometimes a woman has to paddle against the current. When I’d first met Doreen, last season, she was a highsider – a porter and training guide who helped weight the rafts through the Zambezi’s high-volume hydraulics. She was barely five feet tall and less than a hundred pounds, but as… Read More