Originally Posted by dscott58
Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a semi guided trip?
The company I used to own specialized in guiding row-yourself trips. I believe they still offer that option. The company is Oregon River Experiences. I'm pretty sure they don't have any permits on the Middle Fork, but the Main is a possibility.
I never allowed a guest to bring his own boat. I would have no control over the quality or condition of the boat, or its compatibility with our style of boating.
In Idaho I had to get a special license from the IOGA as an outfitter to conduct my row-yourself trips. Nobody will be able to do that on short notice, and won't go to the trouble for one customer.
All in all, I would recommend that you find an experienced group of compatible people to team-up with. Do a private trip. There is no such thing as semi-guided.