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Old 03-06-2012   #1
 
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Interest in Middle Fork Salmon or Jarbridge-Bruneay late May?

A group of Canadian kayakers is planning an Idaho multi-day trip for late May/early June. We're looking for a raft to join us, and would be happy to have a few other kayakers join us as well - particularly people who have done the river before.

We've booked a May 19 launch on the Middle Salmon, but would also be interested in Jarbridge-Bruneau or something else around that time of year (no plane tickets booked yet).

Email me (deborah.lightman @ gmail.com) if you're interested!

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We've booked a May 19 launch on the Middle Salmon
Do you mean.....you have a permit for a May 19 launch?
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You may already know this, but if you plan to launch on May 19, you may not be able to reach the normal put-in due to snow and a closed road. You'll probably need to float down Marsh Creek. I've never done this section, but I don't think it's too big of a deal in kayaks, more of an ordeal with rafts... just watch for wood. Not sure you need a permit until May 30ish. Have fun.
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Looks like on the rec.gov website that May 19th is a lottery permit launch date, not a pre-season launch date. Hopefully when you say you booked a launch, you mean you drew a lottery permit. The Idaho folks on the buzz can keep you posted on the conditions.
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The first lottery date is May 28th. Before that it is still regulated, but first click, first served. Plan on running Marsh Creek for the MFS on the 19th would be my humble recommendation. You will still need all the permit required stuff: pooper, firepan, strainer, ect, ect, ect.

The J/B is, as Im sure you know, a very small window season. I have been wanting to run it for the last 2 years but have not gotten the days off when it has been above 1k and below 4k. If your going to run the Bruneau, run the Jarbidge, the put in for the Bruneau, is....how do you say.........SHITTY!


Someone else will be able chime in a little more on Marsh as I have never run it.
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Old 03-07-2012   #6
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Don't bring a raft if you run the Jarbidge, go kayak self support and save your self major PITA
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cat on the Jarbidge
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was that pre- or post- castle gray skull/Barker Falls formation?
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was that pre- or post- castle gray skull/Barker Falls formation?
this was last Spring. we had three kayaks and two small cats. I am pretty sure the kayakers were pleased to have us since we carried way more beer than they could for a 4 day JB trip. there were two portages for all of us - the new rapid and jb falls. we had both cats and three kayaks portaged the new rapid in only about 1 hour (we ghost boated the cats). JB falls took longer (2 to 3 hours or so).
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Nice!
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