Originally Posted by screamingeagle
One launch a day is what makes the selway so pristine and nice, it makes the MFS look like F*n Disneyland. If there were more than one a day it wouldn't be the selway river, simple as that. This will never change. You want to do the selway pay an outfitter!! (you can still bring your own boat) thats what they are there for provided by the forest service to service the public and offer a chance to experience this beautiful river.
I am in no way suggesting over use, but I feel there can be a better management plan to allow more people the opportunity to experience the Selway. Imagine if all wild rivers were locked down to 1 launch per day. I am convinced there is a better balance out there that allows more use while maintaining the wild nature of the river.
As for the outfitters, we really have a diference in opinion on why they should exist. It seems if the USFS is forcing skilled and capable boaters to hire outfitters or not boat the river, there is a real problem with the plan and a lack of foresight.