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LOWER SALMON RIVER, IDAHO

Whitewater Rafting Adventure on Idaho's Lower Salmon River

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Program #4830RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Sleeping bag, pad, and tent. We offer camping equipment for rent to those who do not own or do not wish to transport this gear. High quality, two-person backpacking style tents are available for a $40 per tent rental fee (per trip). Sleep kits (15 degree rated synthetic sleeping bag, cotton bag liner, self-inflating sleep pad, and ground cloth) are also available, for $40 per person. Supplies are limited, so please place your rental gear reservation request well in advance by calling the O.R.E. office at 1-800-827-1358. Rental fees are payable by check or by credit or debit card.

Itinerary for Aug 19 — Aug 24, 2013

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Type: Tents

Contact info:
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-, OR - USA
phone: 0--
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day One: Monday, August 19 - Orientation/Journey to the River
Afternoon: We meet at 12:30 PM at the Red Lion Hotel in Lewiston, Idaho. (Please have your lunch before our meeting time, and arrive in your river clothes.) Our Lead Guide will meet you in the motel lobby, or just outside in the parking lot. (If in doubt about where to find us, ask at the desk, and they will direct you.) After a brief orientation you will pack your things into our river bags, and park your vehicles at the hotel. We will then go by van or bus to our launch site at either Hammer Creek or Pine Bar (both are near Whitebird, Idaho). Once we arrive at our launch site, you’ll meet the rest of our guide crew, and they’ll conduct a short safety and orientation briefing, which will include instruction on paddle rafting techniques. We’ll then board the rafts for a short float to our first night's camp.

Dinner:

Lodging: riverside campsite

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Tents

Contact info:
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-, OR - USA
phone: 0--
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Two: Tuesday, August 20 - Rafting on the Salmon River
Breakfast: A typical day on the river begins with freshly brewed coffee by 7 AM, and breakfast by 8 AM.

Morning: After breakfast we'll pack our bags and load the boats. Then, after a brief orientation to the day's adventures, we'll head downstream. We're on the river an average of three to four hours per day.

Lunch: Along the way we stop for a riverside picnic lunch.

Afternoon: We may stop to swim, to explore historic sites, or to scout rapids. We usually arrive in camp by mid to late afternoon.

Dinner: While the guides prepare dinner, you'll have time to swim, fish, read, or nap. (There are a few places to hike, but for the most part hiking opportunities are limited.)

Lodging: riverside campsite

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Tents

Contact info:
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-, OR - USA
phone: 0--
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Three: Wednesday, August 21 - Rafting on the Salmon River
Breakfast: Please see day two for all itinerary details.

Lunch: Please see day two for all itinerary details.

Dinner: Please see day two for all itinerary details.

Lodging: riverside campsite

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Tents

Contact info:
-
-, OR - USA
phone: 0--
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Four: Thursday, August 22 - Rafting on the Salmon River
Breakfast: Please see day two for all itinerary details.

Lunch: Please see day two for all itinerary details.

Dinner: Please see day two for all itinerary details.

Lodging: riverside campsite

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Tents

Contact info:
-
-, OR - USA
phone: 0--
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Friday, August 23 - Rafting the Salmon River/Rafting the Snake River/...
Breakfast:

Lunch:

Dinner:

In Transit: After five days on the Salmon we meet the Snake River at the edge of Hell’s Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America. We'll encounter a few rapids on the Snake, but for the most part this section of river is placid. For this reason we'll hook our rafts together to form a group "barge" on the Snake, which the guides will maneuver downstream with the aid of a small outboard motor. This segment of our journey presents us with a great opportunities to unwind, watch for bighorn sheep, and gaze up at the canyon walls.

Lodging: riverside campsite

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, August 24 - Rafting the Snake River/Return to Lewiston
Breakfast:

Morning: We will be rafting our way to Heller Bar.

Lunch:

Afternoon: On our last day we arrive at Heller Bar, our take-out point, between 2:00 and 3:30 PM.Once we've unpacked, you'll board a van or bus for the ride back to Lewiston. (You will say good-bye to the guides when you leave Heller Bar, as they will stay behind to finish de-rigging.) The ride back to Lewiston takes about an hour. You'll arrive back at the Red Lion Hotel between 4:00 and 6:00 PM

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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