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Forrest Parkinen

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Biography

Born and raised in southern California, Forrest always loved the water and the outdoors, but never had the chance to discover the magic of rivers. While living in Flagstaff, he fell in love with the rivers of the desert southwest and the multi-day adventures that they provided. From that moment on, he was hooked. He spent the last four summers in Colorado chasing whitewater in the Rockies, but this summer he’s excited to return to his multi-day roots, explore a new place, and enjoy many starry nights beside the water.