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Old 03-16-2017   #1
 
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Turning the Corner, Really Slow MF-MAIN hookup

Say you had 4 days to kill between MFS takeout and a Main trip.

How would you spend it?
Would you just order a food pack brought in and chill?
Is it worth having a single vehicle shuttled for a re-sup?
Is there a crafty way to "burn" an extra day on the tail end of the MFS?

Let me know!

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Head upstream of the MFS confluence and run the main salmon. There are some fun looking rapids that you could make a day trip out of. Even float right back to campground/ramp while waiting to start your permitted main salmon stretch.
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Have someone from your MFS trip shuttle you to North Fork, it is on their way out. Spend 3 days /2 nights floating to Corn Creek.
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Old 03-21-2017   #4
 
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That sounds like a grand idea.
Thanks all! We will look into that
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Carvedog did that stretch a couple of years back, pester him for details.
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Panther Creek Hot springs and Horse cr are both close.
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Old 03-22-2017   #7
 
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Get in touch with Carvedog. He has that place wired.
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Old 03-22-2017   #8
 
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Upstream of Corn Creek

Trailer the rigs from confluence ramp upriver to Spring Creek ramp.

We typically launch at Spring Creek Campground to spend one night above Corn Creek (RR below Owl Creek just upstream of Skull Gulch), and another night on sand bar just up/across from Corn Creek, still able to ferry back and forth for camp negotiation and ranger talk. This extra planned river time saved our Main trip one year when we spent a night camped in Green River, UT waiting for vehicle parts.

Hit me up for pictures and maybe even a guidebook to loan.
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I would NOT go to panther creek hot springs. A couple years back a guy died from burns trying to save his dog that jumped in the one pool. I have been there a couple of times and there is nothing really there except for hot water.. No good pools for soaking.

We do a two day float from spring creek to corn every summer. spring creek to cove creek is the local day stretch so expect it to be fairly busy depending on what days of the week you are going.. We typically camp on the second island below owl creek. be careful as later in the year the first island really isn't an island at all. it is right below skull gulch and the second island about a mile further down. The second night as mentioned above pull in across from the corn creek boat launch and camp on the sandy beach.. not sure what the ferry would be like at very high water, but not sure what time of year your trip is.

I would say stop at shoup store for milk shakes but as far as I know it has closed. I live in salmon so if you have any questions about coming into town just PM me. there is a shop that rents mountain bikes and what not and a couple really good eateries. for being a small town there is quite a bit going on in the summer. we are working on getting a whitewater park going, so hopefully not too far in the future that could be an option for people to burn a couple days.
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.....and a couple really good eateries.
I am always looking for a good place to eat in Salmon, usually dinner. What would you reccomend?
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