The Pilgrimage to the Historic waters edge of the Snake Rivers’ Hell’s Canyon - Cambridge, from meeting the warm and friendly staff to the first big white water was exciting. Dropping into the breath taking scenery of this magnificent canyon, layered in lush green grasses, shrub barren rounded mountains mixed with stunning sheer granite and volcanic rock cropping...
Five days of surreal eye popping mountains filled with sounds and sights of the gregarious upland bird, Chukar and occasional Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and Mule deer, was all incredible.
Other rivers that I’ve floated: Green, Madison, Kootenai, Southfork Flathead, Upper Snake - Jackson Hole, Bighorn, etc. all in search of elusive Trout. Nothing compares to the overall western experience and in addition the blue ribbon Bass fishery this river canyon offers. The guide camp food, next to my own, is absolutely stunning with their rare elongated Dutch oven entre creations like; Lasagna and brazed boneless rock sea salt encrusted standing rib roast, that left lasting impressions. Dump cakes with pineapple and marshino cherries to finish the evenings sweet tooth. My next trip, ultimately, on the Salmon River or the Middle Fork Salmon, hopefully with the same guide - a rare, dynamic person she’s been at it for 34+ years.
Overall, this tight working group of guides handed us amazing historical facts and hikes along the way and who posses personal, caring river stewardship for this rare resource. A great place to set aside the busy life and electronics, bring your spouse or favorite travel companion with passion for the outdoors. Tight lines!