Middle Fork River Expeditions

Year of the River Dog and MFRE Has a DOG Friendly River Trip on the Main Stem of the Salmon River in Idaho Sept 7-12, 2018

February 28th, 2018

Dog Friendly River Trip on the Main Stem of the Salmon River in Idaho are happening this summer in honor of the Year of the Dog in the Chinese New Years Calendar.   The Sept 7-12 departure is open to 6 lucky dogs and their human families.  All dog must be well behaved and have a pre-trip screening.  If the dog is deemed too aggressive or not getting along with the other dogs then the dog and the family will be asked to leave the trip on the morning of Sept 8 and take a jet-boat upstream to the put-in point.  This cost will be on the owner of the dog and the river trip fee is non-refundable.  So please be sure that your dog is ready for this trip!  We of course hope this does not happen and will do whatever we can to make sure we don’t get aggressive or poorly behaved dogs on trips.  The dog interview process will be done on Skype or a  Zoom meeting to try and prevent any aggressive or non-friendly dogs from participating.  Ultimately, it is up to the owner to know whether or not their dog gets along with human beings and other fury friends.  All participants must bring the following for their dog.

  1. One long leash on one short (approximately 20 feet and 4 feet)
  2. Dog life jacket
  3. Dog food in waterproof container or dry bag and food bowl
  4. Sleeping pad
  5. treats!

Woof and we hope to see you on this first ever dog friendly departure!

Year of the River Dog

Musicians Moors and McCumber Play on the Sept 1-6, 2018 Middle Fork of the Salmon River trip

February 14th, 2018

Musicians Moors and McCumber Play on the Sept 1-6, 2018 Middle Fork of the Salmon River trip this summer!  Please join them and all the musical fun imaginable on this amazing trip!

Video

Check out the video above and we hope to see you on this departure.  There are only 6 spaces open so please call soon if you want to attend this amazing musical mystery tour!

Wilderness and Travel Medicine Conference Joins MFRE Sept 9-14, 2018

February 2nd, 2018

We are excited to partner with Wilderness and Travel Medicine this summer.  If you are a doctor and need credits for your continued education this is the best way to get those credits you need and most definately the most fun!!

Wilderness and Travel Medicine specializes in the highest quality expedition, travel, and wilderness medicine CME conferences for medical professionals. Our courses prepare participants to become more adept at rendering emergency medical care in wilderness environments, which can be remote and austere. These courses are also excellent preparation for medical problems associated with foreign travel, medical missions, and disasters.

Our Wilderness Medicine conferences have earned a reputation of excellence for over 25 years largely on the strength of our world-class faculty. Another unique strength is the emphasis on more practical topics and workshops. We are also the largest provider of CME conferences in adventure travel locations worldwide.

We are gratified that many of our participants rate our CME courses as “the best” and return year after year! (see our testimonials). We hope you can join us!

Please see more info at

https://www.wilderness-medicine.com/default.asp?pg=courses_idaho

Also go to our partner for this trip Bio Bio Expeditions.

Middle Fork of the Salmon CME

 

Middle Fork River Expeditions has been in business for over 60 years and that is no coincidence. MFRE was chosen as one of the top 3 river outfitters in the world by National Geographic Adventure magazine in 2008 and 2009. We focus on our guests experience to not just see the river from a distance, but to experience it intimately with the leadership of experienced guides. With over 70% of our guests as past clients or referrals from past river travellers we guarantee a world-class river adventure. Our mission is to allow river travellers the opportunity to unplug from modern society and reconnect to oneself, family, and friends through nature’s lens. This adventure allows you to have a digital detox from technology and reconnect to a more simple and fulfilling pace of life.   There is no Wi- Fi in the wilderness, but we promise you will find a much deeper connection.

 

Our equipment is specially designed for wilderness whitewater rafting, and offers mild and wild boat choices (oar boats, paddle boats, inflatable kayaks and stand up paddle boards). Our river guides are seasoned professionals, licensed by the state of Idaho and First Aid and Swiftwater Rescue Certified. They are expert river runners, magnificent cooks, great storytellers, and knowledgeable, helpful outdoorsmen and friends.

 

Join Middle Fork River Expeditions for a magical wilderness river vacation this summer!

Musicians Joe Craven and Keith Greeninger join MFRE this summer!

February 1st, 2018

We are so lucky to have Musicians Joe Craven and Keith Greeninger join MFRE this summer!  The trip date is Aug 16-21 and it is sure to be an amazing trip with these two musical wizards.  They are joining for some amazing music on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.  This trip is just announced and is going to fill up fast, so give us a call and we can hold the space for you.  We hope to see you on this magical mystery tour this summer!

MFRE partners with HRE

November 17th, 2017

Middle Fork River Expeditions (MFRE) partners with Holiday River Expeditions (HRE) to be their exclusive Idaho Affiliate, offering river trips on the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers.

Here is a link to the HRE Blog.   

It is an honor to work with Holiday River Expeditions.  I worked with HRE from 1993 to 1998.  And once a Holiday boatman it’s part of your DNA.

Darrell Scott Jam on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Aug 16-21, 2017

August 9th, 2017

Darrell Scott Jam is on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River Aug 16-21, 2017, which is next week!  We had a last minute cancellation so there is one more space for a lucky person to join us!  Please contact us through our website at www.idahorivers.com and go to the “Contact Us” section of the website.  This is going to be a trip of a lifetime.  We hope to see you soon!

Go to http://www.darrellscott.com/event/darrell-scott-river-jam-salmon-river-idaho/ for more information.  

Gourmet River Food

May 16th, 2014

Ah the food, something happens to your tastebuds in nature and everything tastes amazing. Dutch oven delights and riverside lunches are all part of the Middle Fork experience.
#dutchoven #middleforksalmon #whitewaterrafting#idaho

Come and Join Middle FOrk River Expeditions this summer!

Yours for rivers, MFRE

Riverside Cuisine

Riverside Cuisine

Five Must-Ask Questions When Selecting an Outfitter for a Family Whitewater Rafting Trip

March 15th, 2014

By Ciao Bambino!

A whitewater rafting trip with kids is one of the best active family vacations around. These trips are available around the world, so you may not have to travel far to join one. A bigger issue is deciding which company to trust for the experience. I’m using the word “trust” intentionally here. Whitewater rafting trips involve real risk and selecting the right outfitter is serious business.

Add kids to the mix and the decision is more complicated. Not all outfitters are created equal when it comes to ensuring that a trip is kid-friendly. We had a phenomenal experience rafting down the Main Fork of the Salmon River with Middle Fork River Expeditions. Our fun, safety, and comfort was 100% due to the quality of our outfitter.

I asked James Ellsworth, the owner of Middle Fork River Expeditions and a longtime rafting expert, for his suggestions about the must-ask questions when families choose a whitewater river outfitter. Here’s what he had to say:

1. How long have you been in business and what is the average of the years your guides have been guiding?
You want to go with an outfitter who has a track record and moreover, a company that uses experienced guides. Middle Fork River Expeditions’ guide average is 15 years.

2. Do you have a kid-friendly menu?
There are no other options outside the food that is provided on a rafting trip so it’s important to have a selection of adult and kid-friendly fare. Too gourmet doesn’t work and too simple means the parents will be bored with the food.

3. Do your trips cater to families?
Catering to families means having kid-friendly supplies and a game bag for camp, as well as having guides who understand that kids need special attention. A mix of younger guides is great for teenagers and guides should be excited to organize everything from freeze tag, musical chairs, i.e. fun for kids during the time off the river.

4. Do you provide everything for the trip, including all camping gear?
Middle Fork River Expeditions has extremely nice equipment from the rafts, to the tents, to the sleeping bags. They provide everything which makes it easy for families to participate without a long list of additional expenses. If you do plan to use sleeping bags provided by an outfitter, make sure they are washed after every trip.

5. Are you’re your guides swiftwater rescue certified?
Adequately trained guides are a must. Visit Wilderness Rescue International for more information.

Get More Tips Around Family Adventure Vacations
The Smart Parents Guide to Family Adventure Vacations is an excellent source for information on how and why to take an adventure trip with kids. Some of these trips are active and some just involve heading to remote destinations. Either way, our guide provides a great foundation to get the planning process started.

Ciao Bambino! is a leading family travel brand and global family travel planning website featuring curated family-friendly hotel reviews and a comprehensive family travel blog offering tips, news, and narratives related to traveling with kids of all ages.

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Happy New Year 2014!

January 10th, 2014

We hope you have a year full of joy and health in abundance in 2014 livraison viagra.

We hope to see you in Idaho this summer.

Warmly, Ellsworth

Ciao Bambino and MFRE

December 4th, 2013

Check out the article on MFRE in Ciao Bambino.

http://ciaobambino.com/family-rafting-trips-idaho-middlefork-river-expeditions/

Enjoy!

 
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