Why Choose Solitude River Trips?
Our Guides and Service
The most important part of any wilderness vacation is the guides, and the hiring and employing of our guides may be the most important thing we do to ensure a quality and meaningful experience. Solitude’s guides are experienced, happy, clean, and well-compensated service professionals. With an excellent staff of guides, all else follows: luxurious accommodations in the middle of the wilderness, prompt and enthusiastic service, spectacular food, and overall comfort.
Solitude River Trips is the only Orvis Endorsed expedition on the Salmon River. Orvis’ endorsed operations are researched, vetted, and selected by experts who bring their vast expertise to choosing the finest operations worldwide on your behalf. We are proud to sport this reputation.
We fly fresh food into riverside airstrips in the middle of the wilderness! This detail is crucial to maintaining freshness and wonderment in our unforgettable wilderness gourmet. Having fresh produce, cookies, bread, cheese, and ice until the very last meal (which is eggs benedict on the last morning) of a 6 day river trip is a luxury that is often overlooked in the wilderness.
Personable and Quality
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is the best river trip in the world, which is why Solitude only outfits this one extraordinary river. The owner, Willi Cannell, is on nearly every trip and is highly involved in making sure that the expectations of each of his guests - from youngest to oldest - is exceeded. Solitude’s trips are personable and comfortable, and many of our guests return again relying on Solitude’s quality and service.
Because we truly believe that the more people to experience wilderness, the better this world becoems. We are serious about making your precious time on the river as meaningful and long-lasting as possible.
Because the greatest bonding experience happens when people are out-of-their-elements, together, in a novel and stimulating environment.
Because life is most tolerable when the natural beauty of our world lives in your subconscious.
Because we love waking up under a floor of crisp stars, sipping hot coffee by a warm fire, and greeting a million shades of purple morning light as the sun rises over the wilderness, 50 miles from the nearest road, over 400 miles from the nearest sky scraper.
Because it takes at least 100 miles of, at the speed of river, to become naturally rejuvenated, refreshed, and energized.
Because pure water is the most sacred thing on the planet and we have an insatiable thirst.
"I think each guide was thoughtful, helpful when asked, and fun to be with for a day. Â I like the rotation and the different experience each provides. Â Each is knowledgeable about the Middle Fork from history to geology to fishing it well." - Paul B, North Carolina