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.

Running the Subansiri

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 not rotten. It wasn’t so…

Bridget Crocker
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Bridget Crocker on Rowing with Her Friend Doreen

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 a highsider, Doreen carried heavy…

Bridget Crocker
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Excerpt from “Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011”

From The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011 – an excerpt from “The Labyrinth,” a story about surviving Costa Rican heartbreak and whitewater by Bridget Crocker, Patagonia copy writer. Bridget and fellow BWTW11 contributors will be reading at Diesel, A Bookstore in Malibu on Sun., Dec. 4 at 3p.m. Author and river guide, Bridget Crocker. Photo…

Bridget Crocker
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