We’re starting a new series on the people who work for us at French Broad Rafting, and we thought you’d like to know about one of our trip leaders, 24 year old Marti King, who is one of a handful of female guides on the French Broad River. Naturally we are biased, but we think she is easily one of the best.
Marti is from Edgemore, South Carolina, and she got into rafting six years ago at the suggestion of her older brother. Two years ago, she spent 24 days on the Rio Grande River, and even though she had never camped much before that (or spent that much time on the river all at once) the 211 mile adventure was one of the more memorable events of her life.
In addition to being a raft guide and trip leader, Marti adopted a handful of an abandoned dog a little over a year ago. Woo appears to be part Ridgeback, part hound dog and all boundless energy. She’s a seasoned rafter as well, and probably loves boating more than Marti does!!!! Although Marti gives a better trip speech than Woo does. Woo just slobbers…..