June 9th permit?? I don't think it will be rising at that point, but after last years fiasco of bad predicting by me, I should DQ myself right out of the gate.
Middle Fork Salmon Snow-Stream Analysis | Idaho NRCS
This is the chart I have been looking at. Slightly ahead of 2009 which was a good but not monstrous year.
And it's warming up this week. I think we will be a 4 feet in a day or two and supposed to stay warmer (ish) for a bit.
Still 7 feet of snow at Banner and 12 at the Deadwood Snotel so who knows.
But for other options. The Bruneau may still be running and or the Owyhee. The Murtaugh is running now and should run during most of spring. This is one of the best day trips in the state huge class threes and several fours, a portage at Pair A Dice for most and warmer water ( don't drink it) than the mtn rivers.
The Payettes will all be going big around then. And the Canyon at high flow is pretty damned exciting. So is the Staircase run. Swirly canyon is not huge but a lot of fun and so is the Cabarton ( flat water at the beginning). Good stuff to be found lots of places.