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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!!)   Ellie and Scott compete in the family standing broadjump championship at "Stateland Right"...

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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 and Chinese miners...

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Salmon Valley Honey

As the owner of Solitude River Trips, spring time 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 going to get the honey! Salmon Valley...

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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 morning long before...

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How to plan a trip on the Middle Fork without an outfitter

The Middle Fork 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 lines in pursuit of native cutthroat trout....

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September Foliage and Incredible fly fishing on the Middle Fork

Another September full of incredible fly fishing on the Middle Fork 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 the inclement deluge of October, September is the magnificent...

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Greatest Guides Under the Summer Sun

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 Middle Fork of the Salmon River....

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Loon Creek on the Middle Fork Salmon River

These photos are from a recent fly fishing adventure into the headwaters of Loon Creek, the 2nd largest tributary of the Middle Fork. The Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness essentially consists of three immense drainages: The Main Salmon River, The Middle...

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Sandals and Shooting Stars at Salmon River

Spring has flown by as the days lengthen, the rivers swell, and the mountains turn green.  Oenothera, shooting star, and lupine are popping up almost as fast as the tevas, keens, and chacos.  Soon Solitude’s guide community...

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