Whitewater rafting on Salmon River in Idaho

Has anyone been on this trip?  When?  What were the good (and bad) aspects of the trip?  Were you able to take your own camping equipment or did you rent from Road Scholar?  Any comments if you rented? Would you recommend the trip?

 

Thanks so much!

 

 

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  • I am considering signing on for the soon September trip. There are so many questions about the logistics, and particularly the transportation getting there and what to pack to comply. I would love to hear from you if you’ve signed up. I called RS tonight and approximately 12 are on this trip. Nancy
  • Nandon, did you make your Salmon River trip? Whitewater rafting is easily researched and the Salmon is a tremendously popular trip with many guide companies and independent outfitters posting tons of information. ONe of the reasons thousands of folks raft the Salmon every year is the exquisitely remote location. You’ll be on the river with lots of other folks, both in your party and ahead/behind you, but this is a wilderness experience. If you have never been on a rafting trip like this before, you want to know precisely what it’s like so watch lots of video clips, read a bunch of web sites. You must be prepared for wet and cold travel, all types of weather, wilderness camping, weird river guide cuisine, and doing stuff you’ve never thought you’d ever do.
    Getting to Lewiston is going to be its own little adventure. I’d recommend renting a car and driving from one of the larger airports but that’s just because Idaho and eastern Washington are worth seeing at a leisurely pace, if you have the time and are so inclined. ONly two hours from Spokane WA and 6 hours from Boise.

    https://idahosalmonriver.org
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  • Nandon, did you make your Salmon River trip? Whitewater rafting is easily researched and the Salmon is a tremendously popular trip with many guide companies and independent outfitters posting tons of information. ONe of the reasons thousands of folks raft the Salmon every year is the exquisitely remote location. You’ll be on the river with lots of other folks, both in your party and ahead/behind you, but this is a wilderness experience. If you have never been on a rafting trip like this before, you want to know precisely what it’s like so watch lots of video clips, read a bunch of web sites. You must be prepared for wet and cold travel, all types of weather, wilderness camping, weird river guide cuisine, and doing stuff you’ve never thought you’d ever do.
    Getting to Lewiston is going to be its own little adventure. I’d recommend renting a car and driving from one of the larger airports but that’s just because Idaho and eastern Washington are worth seeing at a leisurely pace, if you have the time and are so inclined. ONly two hours from Spokane WA and 6 hours from Boise.

    https://idahosalmonriver.org
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  • Actually if there are any questions about flying in to Lewiston ID, I'm happy to answer. It's my nearest airport so fly in/out all the time. Delta is the only airline that flies in now as Alaska had a tiff with the airport board and pulled out. I don't find it much of an adventure and I'd much rather fly there than in to Spokane. Moscow/Pullman is also a possibility but the Alaska flights in/out of there frequently run late and there are fog issues certain times of the year.