As I reflect on the rivers that I have rafted, from the Grand Canyon to the Cataract Canyon, daily trips on the Colorado River and the big water of the Snake River in Hells Canyon, I can’t help but get excited and anxious about my next venture down the river: the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho.
Knowing that we will begin our adventure at 6000 feet in elevation and drop 3000 feet in 100 miles is enough to get me motivated about being on the water again. Then there is the fact that I will be in the remote and spectacular "River of No Return" Wilderness, the largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states.
I am sure to see wildlife at it’s best, hotsprings to soak in and a whitewater challenge like no other. As I learn more and more about whitewater rafting, I realize that I will be rafting one of the greatest legends in whitewater rafting: the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho.