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Best Adventurous Getaways in Idaho

Idaho has the most federally designated wilderness area in the lower 48 states, and over 70% of the state is public land. There are seemingly endless opportunities for adventurous outdoor recreation!

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Top 3 Fly Fishing Rivers in Idaho

Several of the most famous fly fishing waters in the country flow through Idaho. The eastern border with Montana and Wyoming is geographically defined by the Continental Divide where the cold clean headwaters of the major Northwest rivers flow off the Rocky Mountains. This region provides anglers a lifetime of trout fisheries to explore.

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River Celebrations at Middle Fork Salmon

Special Occasions Spent on the Salmon River   We kicked off our 2015 season with a wonderful trip full of birthdays, anniversaries, kids, hiking, and lots of swimming (even in June!!)     We all celebrate in different ways: Barry celebrates his 49th...

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Ponderosas of the Middle Fork

Ancient Trees on the Middle Fork   This ancient ponderosa stands at the confluence of #camascreek. It is one of my favorite trees. When it was a sapling the sheepeater natives sat in its shade and sharpened their arrowheads for hunting salmon and other fauna; in...

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Salmon Valley Honey

Off the River: Salmon Valley Honey   As the owner of Solitude River Trips, springtime is often a hectic blur of preparation, anticipation, cleaning, re-cleaning, and fiddling with gear that I can hardly wait to get wet. But one of my favorite pre season chores is...

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Former Raft Guide Opens Odd Fellows Bakery

Former Raft Guide Turns to Baking   Arguably the most important part of any sandwich is the bread!  Craig McCallum, a former guide on the Middle Fork, has now turned to the profession of baking.  He owns the Odd Fellows Bakery on Main St. in historic Salmon,...

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How to Plan a Trip on the Middle Fork (Without an Outfitter)

Middle Fork Trip Planning   The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is one of the most beautiful, diverse, challenging, and famous river destinations in the world.  People travel from all around the world to experience the spectacular Impassable Canyon and wet their...

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Greatest Guides Under the Summer Sun

Our Middle Fork Salmon River Guides We hear it all - from the phenomenal food, to the unforgettable sunsets - but the most consistent praise we get, without fail, is for our guides.  Nobody can help raving about the amazing people who escort them down the beautiful...

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Loon Creek on the Middle Fork Salmon River

Fly Fishing Frank Church Wilderness The Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness essentially consists of three immense drainages: The Main Salmon River, The Middle Fork of the Salmon (largest tributary of the Salmon River), and Big Creek (largest tributary of the...

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