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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

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 birthday with 49 pushups (and gets some others to join...

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Ponderosas of 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 the 1860s white...

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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

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, Idaho.  Craig is up every...

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Fall Fly Fishing on the Middle Fork

September Salmon River Fly Fishing Another September full of incredible Middle Fork Salmon River fly fishing has come and gone like a fleeting peek at an otter playing in the cold river current. Sandwiched between the hedonistic heat of August and...

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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...

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Idaho Fly Fishing in the 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 Middle Fork). Each of these dominating watersheds has countless tributaries and feeder creeks.

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