Help me plan my Spring river trips in the Northwest!
Hi folks! I've gotten some wonderful advice off of this website from some of you folks before, so I'm back for more.
My boyfriend and I have a 17' wooden whitewater dory and are planning a spring full of river trips in the Northwest, coming from Jackson, WY. We have from early April to early June and would like to hit up several or all of these rivers:
Bruneau/Jarbrige, Owyhee, Selway, Main Salmon, Hells Canyon, Deschutes, and the Rogue. (all pre-permit season if possible). We'd also be open to any suggestions of other rivers, live music, good brewpubs, and river festivals along the way!
I also realize that taking a big dory down some of these might not be the best idea (Bruneau, Selway... others?) and he would kayak, I would ride in a raft for those rivers.
I'm looking for advice on what put-ins and take-outs, good river maps, shuttle services, etc. that you might have.