Originally Posted by JustKip
Not quite so epic, but moreso than the Rogue....I'm assuming you've done the Owyhee?
At this point I'm focusing on permited rivers since they may take multiple years of applying to get a desirable permit.
I consider the Owyhee (and Grande Ronde, John Day, and Illinois for a few of us) backup choices for the years we get skunked in the lotteries.
We typically make a trip in August in conjunction with the perseid meteors and the Bronze, Blues & Brews Festival in Joseph, OR.
Last year we had a split group with some on the Lower Salmon and others on a Hells Canyon permit. This year I'll be trying for a Main Salmon permit in that timeframe.
Here I'm looking for early season (pre-July) ideas for not to miss places that we can access with less than two weeks time away from work. The Middle Fork Salmon and Selway are always on our list but they're not the easiest permits to get.
Thanks for the ideas, keep them coming.