Jason Cajune lives in Livingston, Montana, and builds wooden drift boats. With the Missouri flowing not far from home, Cajune and his kids set out for a float trip through the American Prairie Reserve and the Missouri Breaks. Languid, contemplative, and free, the way all good floats are.
For a wonderful historical account of navigating the Missouri, read Bernard DeVoto’s Across the Wide Missouri, winner of both the Bancroft Prize (awarded for outstanding historical writing) and the Pulitzer. Pick up your copy here.