So we put together a last minute trip with a couple of other families on the Main Salmon. We launched from Red Rock about 12 miles North of Salmon and took out at Corn Creek. It seems like that is about 56 or 57 miles and we took four days and three nights.
We ran our own shuttle so day one launch was not early. It took at least four hours for the round trip. Shuttle companies charge $100 per car, so we saved $300 and got to scout for camps on the way. There are sections with precious few flat spots even for three or four people. The biggest problem was that it gave me a long time to drink before launch. And it was hot. Flow at Shoup was 2,800 down to 2,200 from June 25th to June 28th.
We had a great time but it was seriously hot. We kept iced water and gatorade type drinks in the cooler to keep the kids hydrated. And blew though all my ice in four days. Usually lasts 7 or 8 on the Middle Fork easy.
Sincere thanks to codycleve for the beta, spider for joining in along with our friends Eric and Diane.
Shortly after launch. Fairly wide river, not too deep and nary a riffle.
Perfect for getting the kids in the IK and paddle boarding with the cows. Don't drink the water kiddos.
Part of the reason we launched North of Salmon is that I really wanted to see where the North Fork comes in from the water.
I didn't take pictures of it but below North Fork is Deadwater. And it is dead. Somehow the lakish water was able to stop the wind too. But it leads to this night one camp on an island.
Beautiful morning before the oppressor rose too high in the sky. It was hitting a 100 every day and 107 when we passed Shoup. I loved the temp of the morning and got up early in spite of the whiskey.
Gave me time to clean up out the ammo can. Even I am surprised at all the crap in there.
My daughter was Kungfu fighting at one of the many swimming stops.
My other girl approves too.