Upper Cumberland River June 2016

John is on his way to Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky to begin a short 260-mile shakedown cruise to Shelby Park in Nashville, TN. This trip will prepare John for a longer historic journey this August. The Upper Cumberland River will help John get back into rowing shape while testing out his boat and new... read more

Donelson’s Journey: August 2016

In 1779 John Donelson set off on an adventure that would forever change the course of Tennessee history. Leading a party of over 100 settlers on a torturous journey that began at Fort Patrick Henry, he traveled 1000 miles down the Holston and Tennessee Rivers up the Ohio and Cumberland to the high bluffs of the French Salt Springs later known... read more

The Great Loop Journey: View from a Small Boat

View from a Small Boat is a visual exploration of the ethereal landscapes and the people that exist at water’s edge. The images are a product of a 6500-mile solo journey that was intent on capturing a face of America that is not easily seen and so often overlooked. read more

The River Inside: Mississippi River Canoe Jouney

In August 2003, John Guider walked out the back door of his home in Franklin, TN and placed a canoe in the creek behind his house. Three months later, he had paddled all the way to New Orleans. Along the way, Guider kept a detailed journal and took hundreds of remarkable photographs, documenting his amazing journey that led him down five... read more



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