Seeking Class II warm water Payette area this summer.
I've been trying to wrap my brain around a young kid friendly trip in Idaho for some time now. I read something about some class II on the S.F. Payette and great camping along the "Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway" a while ago. The kiddos are young but game and I'm quite experienced but my one trip to this drainage was in 2001....
What I'm hoping to find is good car camping, probably in campgrounds, and one or two easy sections of whitewater, plus nearby hikes, hot springs, swim beaches etc that can keep us content for about five days. It sounds very feasible to me, but the class II runs just don't get much of a write up on the old interwebs. Possibly because some of them suck.... I don't want to go that far for a sucky run and the few folks I know with more Idaho experience than me don't bother with class II. I don't really mind a coupe of easy IIIs if it brings other great runs into consideration.
Basically I want to know if I'm dreaming, or if I should keep looking at this area to put a trip together. Thanks!