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Old 04-07-2013   #1
 
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Looking for multi-day trips within 6 hrs of Boise...

How's everybody doing? I am looking for multi-day trips that are somewhere around a six hour drive from Boise. Would be willing to drive longer if the trip would be worth it. I am relatively new to this area of the country and looking for recommendations on trips that people have actually done. Also, it seems every good trip requires a permit. I don't have one and not looking to barter for one. So, if anyone has some good trips they would like to share, I would be more than willing to give up all the info I have got on Alaska multi-day trips.

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Old 04-07-2013   #2
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So are you looking for an invite?

Ideas for non-permitted mutli-day trips that can pursue on your own?

Or something else?
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Invites are great, but most of all I am looking for non-permitted multi-day trips. I have a 14 ft raft and would be taking a couple of friends. I have a descent amount of experience, but no huge white water experience. Just looking for some good trips that allow me to float camp and float for as many days as possible. Preferably a good mix of whitewater and fishing. I know I want to have my cake and eat it too, but this permit thing is pissing me off.
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The lower salmon is what you are looking for. Give it a google and you'll figure out everything you need to know.
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If you want to fish, then the Southfork Snake below Palisades Reservoir is a good option. Class II weekend float (2-4 day) with great fishing & camping. No permit and easy shuttle. Put-in by the dam or at Conant, take-out at Byington. Southfork Outfitters can do your shuttle if you don't want to mess with it yourself. Last year the shuttle was $40.
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SW MT should be just at or a bit over your 6hr radius.

The Yellowstone and Madison both have a ton of fishing. Mostly private land, but camping opportunities on gravel bars or at fishing access sites.

Neither has significant whitewater in the middle of their runs, but both have great whitewater at an end--if you wanted to daytrip some splashy stuff.
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Take a look at the ST Joe, NF Clearwater, Grande Ronde, John Day (This year only unlimited permits) in Oregon might be stretching it, Owyhee (not this year), Bruneau, South Fork Snake, upper snake, Lochsa, lower Salmon.
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Get Grant Amaral's book; that will help (Idaho: The Whitewater State).

Besides those listed, you can do SF Boise - a good overnight float. Or if you stretch 6 to 8 hours you can get the Southern Utah boating in (Lodore, Westwater).
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ladore , southern Utah???
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How's everybody doing? I am looking for multi-day trips that are somewhere around a six hour drive from Boise. Would be willing to drive longer if the trip would be worth it. I am relatively new to this area of the country and looking for recommendations on trips that people have actually done. Also, it seems every good trip requires a permit. I don't have one and not looking to barter for one. So, if anyone has some good trips they would like to share, I would be more than willing to give up all the info I have got on Alaska multi-day trips.

Thanks,
Aaron
I just finished a 6-day trip on the Grande Ronde River in Oregon and southern Washington, just a few hours from Boise. Beautiful campsites, no other boaters on the river this time of year, and some easy splashy rapids. We went 91 miles, from Minam, Oregon to Heller Bar, WA. Self-issued permit at the put-in, firepans and toilets required, $135 for the shuttle. Fun trip.
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