It may not happen this year (tho the water looks good right now) but i would like to do a round trip human powered shuttle on the Selway at some point in my life. We've done this type of self shuttle (albeit with much smaller scenarios) many times in the past and really dig it. I'd like to get into something a little bigger.
Here's what i'm thinking:
83 mile mountain bike
46 mile downriver paddle
30 mile trail run / hike
Start in Elk City, ID (3939ft) and mountain bike 83 miles on the Magruder Corridor Road to the Selway River at Paradise (3050ft). Ditch bikes and get into a boat and paddle 46 miles to the Meadow Creek take-out (1720ft). Drop boats and hump 30 miles along the Idaho Centennial Trail back to Elk City.
Here is a good map of the ride...
Sure it's a long way and the shuttle would be a pain...i think it sounds kinda fun.
If you somehow think any of this sounds interesting or might know someone who does let me know. I'm looking for partners.