More Lower Salmon questions...
MB newb here...looks like we're finally going to be able to run our first Lower Salmon trip in late August; really looking forward to it.
Unfortunately, the best we can do with juggling everyone's schedules is 4 days/3 nights on the river.
I've been perusing several threads, and it seems Hammer Creek to Heller Bar is doable in that time frame, but how much of a slog would it be? Better to start at Pine Bar? Not really interested in an Eagle Creek exit.
We made 20+ miles/day on the Deschutes last August without really trying, and 40 miles on the Rogue in the fall in 2.5 days (again, not a lot of effort). How does the Salmon/Snake current compare in late August?
We'll have a smallish group, probably one raft, a couple inflatable canoes, maybe an IK or hardshell. Don't mind several hours on the water, but don't want to be setting up camp in the dark, either. We'll be launching on a Sunday, so hopefully competition for camps won't be too fierce.
Thanks! And have a great float season.