I'm in the process of planning a 12 day trip on various sections of the Salmon, and need a little beta to get things going. We'll be putting on the Goat Creek section of the South Fork of the Salmon around May 21st and taking out at Heller Bar on the Snake around 12 days later so we'll do South Fork Salmon into Main Salmon, continue down Lower Salmon, then hook up with the Snake for 20 miles until the takeout.
What are roads like in Idaho in mid-May - is it ludicrous to drive shuttle from Heller Bar to Goat Creek? If there's snow is this a no go?
I've never done anything beyond two nights self supported in a creeker. What's the max food and gear one could stuff into a Nomad 8.5 (I was thinking 4 days of gear and food, is that reasonable)? What do you guys think about drop shipping food rations into towns like Riggins or White Bird?
Any spectacular hikes along the way we should look into?
Thanks for any advice on this!
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