Originally Posted by raftus
So your saying that if I think that the Lochsa is fun at 8-10 feet that the Selway is similar? That is quite different from what others have told me. Have you run the Seway in the 8-10 foot range?
My group saw several parties on the Middle Fork Salmon this season at peak flows that deiced to hike out or wait for the road to open so they could leave. My group however was psyched and ready for higher water. Do you know how the Seway compares to the middle fork if both are at say 9 feet?
This correlates with what some very skilled cat boaters recently told me. I'm not exactly sure what section they were comparing, likely the upper upper, first 10 miles of the dirty 30. They said the Selway has one or two bigger/more technical rapids, a section with them closer together, but over all not too far off. Except for the road which makes the Lochsa much safer to "try". They go "backpacker style" at high water, to make reflipping easier, and take bigger cats.