By Jim Stanford on August 13, 2013
How cool were scenic rafting trips in the late 1970s and early ’80s?
And they still are — when floating the Snake in Grand Teton National Park.
After the passing of co-founder Dick Barker last summer, his family unearthed a few gems while cleaning out some 50 years of rafting memorabilia in his office. Among the salvaged treasures were a pair of caps bearing the above logo.
The graphic is so eye catching that it begged to be brought back. And thanks to the help of designer Rachel Stevens and Dedicate hatmaker Tommie Williams, the crew at Barker-Ewing Scenic Trips in Moose has done just that.
The logo dates to the late ’70s or early ’80s, according to company staffers. But who designed and printed it remain a mystery. The one person who would know, of course, was Dick Barker.
If anyone has any information about the artwork, please let me know, and I’ll make sure to get a new cap your way.
After Barker’s death, many in the community wondered what would become of one of the longest-running rafting businesses in Jackson Hole. Dick’s family remains committed to upholding his legacy and keeping the company running strong on the stunning stretch of river he called home.