Raymond Schmidt

Although he has gutted a moose, burned a forest and owned a truck, Raymond Schmidt is not a redneck (we think) but a freelance writer from Canmore, Alberta.

The winter of 2016-17 was indeed an epic. For kayakers, this spring could be equally so. Here’s a gun-’em-and-run-’em bucket list of rivers in the Rockies that could well be sweet as hell.

The redneck-versus-hippie debate defines these heady days of mountain culture. To kill or to save? Writer Raymond Schmidt lives in the cultural mountain melting pot…