Vay O’Brien


Who is Vay?

Vay floated all 556 miles of the Yellowstone River from Gardner, Montana to the confluence of the Missouri River in North Dakota. “I have been planning this trip since August of 2017 after I read The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. I want to have a modern-day North American adventure before I become a teenager. Tom was about twelve years old in the book and so am I. I want to explore something wild and the Yellowstone River is not only in my neighborhood but is one of the last wild rivers in the lower 48 of the US.”

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