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Salmon River

Nestled up in northern Idaho runs the Salmon River. The middle section of the rivers is world famous (whether you've heard of it or not) for its white water rapids and scenery. One must set sail from the designated spot and the nearest outtake area is about 4 days float, if you move quick, and by quick I mean the speed of the water which is of course how fast everyone goes.

Nestled up in northern Idaho runs the Salmon River. The middle section of the rivers is world famous (whether you’ve heard of it or not) for its white water rapids and scenery. One must set sail from the designated spot and the nearest outtake area is about 4 days float, if you move quick, and by quick I mean the speed of the water which is of course how fast everyone goes.

Longer days mean more area covered in a fewer number of days, but I say take your time, I plan about 7 days for the trip. I of course bring my fly rod so that on longer stops I am able to enjoy my favorite past time of fly fishing and photo the results. Make sure to bring water tight boxes for your cameras, as I lost a couple of rolls of film when the boat flipped. With fantastic fishing and scenery, it is hard to remember to take photos as one is constantly bailing water from the raft, unless you have a self bailing boat, and when you can get to it there is a constant fear of water damage to your camera. You need a permit to float the river yourself but if you go with a guided tour you need not worry about such details. One also must float the river in spring, otherwise the river is too low to enjoy. So grab your life jackets and wetsuits and get going.

http://www.middlefork.com/home.htm

written by janisthewanis

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