Originally Posted by backwardsraft
My opinion (not worth much I know) is to still go for the lower salmon. Nothing against rogue or lower Deschutes but it is just plain better on the salmon. More Rapids which I could see as a concern with kids but life jackets and put them in the middle and you will be fine (if you are an experienced boater.) better beaches sun won't be too much of a problem and you can always use the water to cool off.
I agree the lower salmon is better than the Rogue or Deschutes. There aren't any more rapids on the Lower Salmon than the Rogue or Deschutes, and they aren't any harder either at low late summer water. The lower salmon, I think is easier than the Rogue at low water. There is nothing on the Lower Salmon that takes as much maneuvering as Blossom on the Rogue or Whitehorse on the Deschutes.