Lower Salmon at the end of July
I am debating between picking up a Deso-Gray (which we have done a few times and love it) cancellation or making the trip from CO to the Lower Salmon towards the end of July. I have not been on an ID river yet and this trip looks phenomenal. I would take my family including my 6 year old son, a veteran at this point of most of the CO and Utah multiday trips including Deso.
We are bummed out that the low use time that allowed dogs on Deso has been discontinued (no one enjoyed that trip more than our lab!) and are encouraged by Idaho rivers being tolerant of the pooches.
I am just curious if any has encouragement/discouragement, advice, etc. My concerns range from rowing higher volume water, dogs - kids and snakes (we live at 10,300' and don't have them - good news it is still snowing here! I just got in from F@#*^% shovelling again)
Thanks in advance for any input.