Middle Fork Fire and Drowning- - Mountain Buzz

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Old 07-29-2013   #1
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Middle Fork Fire and Drowning-

Hey guys, there is a strainer in the water around the fire in the canyon. It takes up 3/4ths of the rio. Be careful. You'll hear about it at the flying B when you stop.

On Friday a duckie went into the strainer and it ended in a drowning.

Be safe-

Floater drowns on Middle Fork Salmon in Papoose Creek fire area

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Old 07-29-2013   #2
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Here's some updated info from the Salmon-Challis NF website. Two areas with trees down in the river. Click on the Google Earth links for more info and a few pictures.
Salmon-Challis National Forest - Water Activities
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Old 07-30-2013   #3
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More info on the drowning...very unfortunate! A reminder how quickly things can go from good to bad.

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