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Old 07-30-2015   #1
 
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Rivers around Victor/Driggs

I'm looking for information about runs in the area; maybe someone here is familiar with the area and can help? Is there anything to run on a daily basis in the Driggs/Victor area? I know the Snake is over the pass, but is that a reasonable daily run from Driggs (and for our ability level)? We are good with up to class III runs and have a 14 foot oar frame. It seemed like there were a few rafts in town last time we visited, but I wasn't sure as to where they were going. I appreciate it!

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If you're good with up the class III, the Snake River Canyon (aka Alpine Canyon of the Snake) will be no problem now. Kahuna is the biggest wave that is still tossing some folks out of boats, but it is avoidable if you wish (right huge sneak or left just left of the big curler) and you can scout it easily from the kahuna/lunch counter turnout on the highway. Sorry can't speak to Victor/Driggs side.
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Thank you! I thought that would be the closest to the area, but wasn't quite sure....
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South Fork is right there- beautiful class 2 with some of the best fishing in the country. Get a huckleberry shake at the Emporium in Victor

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Never done it, but Teton Canyon: http://www.jeffcurrier.com/a-long-drop-into-the-canyon/
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South Fork is right there- beautiful class 2 with some of the best fishing in the country.
In case you are not aware, "South Fork" is what folks call the Snake River below the Palisades dam, see area of Swan Valley on maps. Day floats possible roughly from dam to where the highway crosses the river; really nice section from there to Byington, but I don't know if day trips are possible (there are non-reserveable campsites). Go south from Victor over Pine Creek Pass to highway along river.
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I know the guides carry outboards for the canyon stretch- be sure you know your distances and wind probability.

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Some info on South Fork:
Map of the South Fork of the Snake River and Heise Expeditions


Even better:
http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/visit_an...formation.html
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Fished the canyon section from rafts n canoes. We do 3 days 2 nights on that stretch just because we're fishing most of the day.

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One of the rafts you saw in Driggs and Victor was probably mine. We have floated Teton Creek in Driggs, which is a fun one and a half hour class I float. You can often see moose. We have also done Alpine Canyon past Jackson, which is my favorite local run. It is about an hour and 45 minute drive to get there from Driggs. It is a great float andAttachment 10354Attachment 10355Attachment 10356Attachment 10357 is very easy Class III. Just make sure to stay far right at the bend on Haircut. Also hit the eddy on the right after Lunch Counter for some great cliff jumping. If you leave by 9 am you can run it twice. Also, the launch and takeout have great ramps.
You will need to stop and purchase a invasive species sticker in Jackson. It took me 20 minutes to get a sticker and an inspection at the Orvis store.


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