Originally Posted by mikehd1200
I am not familiar with west coast snowpack and the best times to head to which areas.
What West Coast snowpack??? Nothing to be familiar with.
But I digress. Salmon, ID would give you easy roadside class 3 with some roadside runs that you could camp and hitch your shuttle. Stanley, ID would be awesome for several days. And you are right between the Sawtooths and the White Clouds both of which beat the hell out of any National Park for hiking and backpacking.
Several stretches of whitewater right there. Pop over the hill to Lowman and get several more stretches in there. Go to Banks and there are several more in that area. Everything from Class 2 to 5 with lots in between.
There are a shit ton of hot springs all through Idaho too. Guidebooks to get you there. As a local I am reluctant to give Beta on the interwebz for locations of such springs. But look around and when you get here the FS will guide to many of them.
Idaho snowpacks are not great in the southern half which means it might be an early high water this year. Normally June is pretty cranking but I don't see the legs for that right now. Up out of Missoula you can get the Lochsa and many others. Usually peaking around Memorial Weekend but I am not as up on the snowpack up there. Closer to normal I would think. By the end of June I think the southern rivers will be not so burly and more friendly for someone in an IK or more class 3. Not that you can't find the goods.
Sounds like a great adventure - have a ball.