I’ve recently been digging around for the odd rafting photos over the years. Here are a couple shots from the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho. They say there are two raft trips you should quit your job for: the Grand Canyon and the Middle Fork. We did this trip in August ’08 on Sunshine’s permit draw. The river level was right around 2′, which is fairly low but definitely still fun-runnable. We put in at Boundary Creek and rafted for eight days through one of the most desolate places in the lower 48 (largest area without roads to be precise). We saw black bears, swam through underwater canyons and showered in hot spring waterfalls on the river bank. The Middle Fork of the Salmon is quite an incredible and truly wilderness trip.
Logan is rowing our raft through some of the narrow upper stretches of the canyon.
I’m rowing Velvet Falls in the upper canyon; nothing too major at 2′.