Recently my son Mike and friend Ryan were invited to participate in an outdoor adventure with a film crew from Outdoor Idaho along with a local camera crew. The outing resulted in a print article in the local newspaper (Post Register - Idaho Falls, ID), and most recently this week in a news magazine story on television Tight Line Media | Outdoor News | Southeast Idaho | Video Production
They will then be a part of an Outdoor Idaho segment on Idaho Public Television in July.
The only problem with the outing was that when a film crew decides to shoot, they set a date and it becomes firm - come rain, shine or frozen leaders
The guys found themselves on the South Fork of the Snake River with a two-person film crew on the coldest day of the year thus far in the Idaho Falls area. The film segment said it started at minus
18 degrees F. and moved down to minus
20 at sunrise. The local news reported that evening that we had tied a record set in 1956 (the year I was born
) at minus 21 degrees - Brrrrrrrrrr.
So, tough as these two guys may appear, know that we don't usually get out on the water if the temps dip below 20 degrees above
zero. In all they had a great time and got their fifteen minutes of fame, so to speak.