Aug 8-13, 2017 Stanley, ID Middle Fork Salmon River rafting trip
with Middle Fork River Expeditions
Come join me in one of the most untouched wild places in the lower 48. The trip begins from Stanley, ID. Drop dead beautiful western scenery at it's best. Folks can drive, or fly into Boise ID and hire a shuttle or car pool in a car rental.
Middle Fork River Expeditions, a licensed and bonded outfitter in the state of Idaho, has run safe and well-managed river trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon since 1953. Check out this video about the trips and see info for signing up http://www.idahorivers.com/
The pacing of the week is perfect. We don't start most mornings on the river until around 10am. The staff is up around 6am making a fire and putting on the coffee. Plenty of time for a morning hike or extra fishing . We stopped each day for a very leisurely lunch. In the afternoon we arrive most days at our camp by 4 or 5pm latest. And of course, after dinner we will have fireside song circle.
Cost is $2399 per person. We meet in Stanley the night before for a pre-trip meeting and get our dry bags. The trip begins at 8am Aug 8th and ends the afternoon of Aug 13th. Additional costs are tips for the guides, and if water levels are low a $130 charge to be flown to a remote put-in spot.
You must have a good level of fitness and balance as you will be getting in and out of the raft while it is bobbing and you will be stepping onto wet rocks that are slippery. There are also some medium level hiking outings.
I’m sure it will be a magical unforgettable week sharing the magic of the river, songs around a fire, and loads of laughter, and friendship. Send me an email if you are interested. And you can make a reservation with MRFE here: http://www.idahorivers.com/
"Our 6 days on the magnificent Middle Fork of the Salmon with Johnsmith and Middle Fork River Expeditions (MFRE) was possibly the trip of a lifetime. The majestic canyon, untouched wilderness and the gin clear river, provided the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. The Middle Fork provided us with challenging whitewater, crystal clear pools, relaxing hot springs, Indian petroglyphs, fantastic fishing and scenery beyond belief. MFRE provided us with professional, knowledgable and fun guides, great equipment, expert instruction and healthy gourmet meals. Johnsmith provided us with memorable music and helped us bootstrap a real inspiring community from 23 strangers. Folks, it doesn't get any better than this. In 6 short timeless days we managed to capture lightning in a bottle. Barbara and I could not recommend the trip more. Hats off to everyone involved."
~Randy & Barbara Brown