So I'm headed up to some place 86 miles from the nearest wide spot in the road (Orifino, ID) to fight wildfires and run big whitewater on May 14. Life is great!!!!
It's kind of inbetween the sprawling metropolis of Orifino (population 3500) and Missoula's probably 100 miles away on some forest service roads into Montucky. Does anyone know of some backwoodsy paddlers around there. I'd really like to do some runs on the North Fork Clearwater being that I'll be living at a ranger station on it's banks. Does anyone actually paddle that strectch of 80 miles of class III to IV whitewater (it's broken into sections)? If not, I'll probably have to settle for driving to the Lochsa (rough life).
Any paddler contacts or beta on local rivers would be greatly appreciated. I'm familiar with the Upper Selway and Lochsa, but the rest is a mystery. So long..... creul world