We have a June 23 launch on the Main Salmon and I am trying to get an idea of where the flows will be on our launch. This is our first Main Trip.
Here is the information I am using to guess the flow on our launch.
Idaho Snow Water Equivalent (SWE)- Today - Salmon Basin is 103% of median
Corn Creek Hydrograph - https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE...rdb5365708.pdf
Using this information and comparing SWE to previous years, it seems like we should be right around 4' or just above on our launch date. (Comparing to 2012 and 2014 water years)
Weather forecasts looks like mid seventies in Stanley and eighties in Salmon and fairly dry.
Knowing all this, does this seem like I am on the right track for trip planning, or am I way off.
At this flow, should we plan for a layover?
Also planning to spend an extra day on the river and go past Carey creek to spring bar. Previous posts indicate this is a good idea. Are there good camping options between Carey Creek and Spring Bar?
Thanks in advance for any information.