On a trip launching June 15th on the Selway this year, so very excited and possibly a little scared since they are getting snow now. Got the RiverMaps guide and have been doing the internet thing. Looked here and was surprised to not see a thread specific to flows and a couple other questions I have. Think our group is going to be 5 rafts/5 kayaks and are seasoned with correct expectations. From what I have read and seen from video it looks like 2-4 feet is considered normal and fun, then 5 feet and above is big water. A video of it at between 7-8.5 feet made it look really big and continuous but manageable, however that obviously does not do it justice. Familiar with Idaho weather and variables that can change things pretty quick, this is the last one on the list!
Understanding the gradient and how much water you pick up as you go, I would love to get some opinions on the levels ranging from 3 to big as you have run it. At what point to the rapids below moose creek start blending to one? Personal cut off levels and your reasoning
Any better guide books than the RiverMaps?
Locals with their best guestimates on how the snowpack will look?
Any other Selway specific information is welcome and appreciated. Just watching the snowpack and counting the days.