white water rafting middle fork salmon river - June 1, 2012

The Middle Fork is a tributary of the Salmon River, which is the main tributary of the Snake River, which in turn is the main tributary to the Columbia River. The Middle Fork is one hundred miles of whitewater. The nearest town is Stanley, Idaho. The Middle Fork's elevation starts at 7,000 feet above sea level and drops down to 3,900 feet. Bear Valley Creek and Marsh Creek converge to form the Middle Fork. The Middle Fork has around a hundred tributaries; some of the bigger tributaries are Rapid River, Loon Creek and Camas Creek. The Middle Fork flows through 2,500 square miles of rugged terrain known as the Salmon River Mountains, in which there are peaks that reach as high as 10,000 feet. Rafting the Middle Fork is only rivaled by the mighty Colorado through the Grand Canyon. We plan to leave Salt Lake City in the early morning on May 31. We will drive to the put-in at Boundary Creek, rig boats, camp, and launch on the morning of June 1. We will take seven days to raft to the take-out at Cache Bar.

Level:Class IV
Organizer:Don Urrizaga
Date:Fri Jun 1 2012 — Thu Jun 7 2012
Meeting Place:Registration required