Middle Fork River Expeditions

Middle Fork Salmon River Rafting in Idaho

We are not sure if you knew that there are over 400 rapids in the 100 mile stretch of the middle fork, with more than 100 of them being named rapids. This makes for some super fun whitewater rafting every day while you enjoy the largest wilderness area in the USA outside of Alaska. The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is amazing in that it floats at a ~1% grade downhill the entire route, so there are no real flat water sections to the river. Other rivers, like the Main Salmon or the Grand Canyon, are pool and drop rivers, which means they are flatwater and then hit a shooting flow of rapids caused by a tributary debris flow and then there is a pool at the bottom of the rapid. The Middle Fork of the Salmon drops 30ft/mile overall whereas the Grand Canyon drops 8 ft./mile. This makes for some incredible whitewater on the Middle Fork. So come and join us this summer of 2012. June is for the whitewater Junkie and July-Sept is great for everyone.

Happy November, Ellsworth

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