I totally forgot about the new regs for motors/nonmotors... I knew it was a big problem with jetboats/floaters/motor rafts, but I hadn't realized they implemented a ban for certain days. wow.
Nice BLM website. Didn't know the government could be so giving.
The row out can suck, although there are a few big rapids (fun to swim the wavetrains on inflatable pool toys). If you get a decently early start after camping on the Snake, you'll beat most of the wind. Plan on trying to make at least a few miles on the Snake on your last Salmon day. Whatever you do, don't try to camp on any of the Snake beaches on weekends. Lewiston jetboats will claim every big beach, even if it's two people on a HUGE beach. Then again, beer bribes could work if you're desperate
For mellow runs close to home: Overnighters on Upper Colorado (pumphouse-down), Ruby-Horsethief, Moab Daily. Anyone think of anything else?