Middle Fork of the
Salmon River

near Stanley, Idaho

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Paddle Trip (A Level 4 Trip)
A 3 day plus whitewater trip along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. You'll need to be a solid class III kayaker and probably a class IV boater because there is no backing out on this trip.
The Launch: Launched at Boundary Creek and paddled the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Paddling time and distance: 3 - 5 day trip, apx 100 miles.

Route: The trip started in a dense forest and ended in a steep walled granite canyon. Basically this was a six day trip that traversed 100 miles through a huge wilderness area in Idaho. We camped along the river for five nights in amazing campsites.

Paddling Tips: In May it can be cold and rainy, so I'd suggest doing this trip in June, July, or August. The water drops as the season goes on so the later you go the easier the rapids will be.

Stretch Your Legs: Everywhere. Be sure to camp near a hot spring at least one night. Most people will camp near Loon Hot Springs

One Paddler's Story:I love the canyon and plan to go back as much as I can. I'd suggest putting together a trip with an outfitter. ECHO River trips (http://www.echotrips.com) can put together a special kayaking trip.

-- Trip contributed by Zachary Collier, General Manager ECHO River Trips

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