2019 Synergy Trip – "The Main Salmon" - Sept 8-14

SEPTEMBER 8-14, 2019

Start: Sept 8 - 9:00am - Ketchum, ID
Return: Sept 14 - evening - Ketchum, ID
River Rating: Class I-III
River Miles: 81 river miles
Skill Level: No experience necessary. Choose daily between a group oar boat or paddle boat, inflatable kayaks or stand up paddle board.
Trip Length: 6 days on river, 1 day travel to Corn Creek Campground (on Salmon River)
Cost:  $2500 - includes all meals, equipment, and van transportation - a portion of this is tax deductible

Join us for a six-day wilderness river trip with the 2019 Wild Gift Fellows facilitated by Wild Gift alum Marty Schnure! Days will be spent on Idaho’s Salmon River in a guided raft, paddleboard, or inflatable kayak. In the evenings, we will hear updates from Wild Gift fellows on their environmental ventures. Limited spots are available for this special event so reach out to Marty and save your spot today!
The river trip marks the culmination of Wild Gift’s fellowship year. Last August, the fellows spent three weeks trekking in the Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness. Over the year, they met monthly, worked with mentors, and developed their ventures. This year’s class is inspiring to say the least! The river trip is a great opportunity to get to know the fellows, learn more about Wild Gift’s program, and spend time on a stunning wild river.
Wild Gift works with Middle Fork River Expeditions to outfit and guide the trip. Here’s MFRE’s trip overview:
Idaho’s Main Salmon, aka The River of No Return, is the longest undammed river in the US and also boasts the second deepest canyon. The River of No Return offers free-flowing Class III whitewater that’s great for any age and experience level. Big sandy beaches perfect for camping and playing, beautiful mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, and natural hot springs are all hallmarks of the trip. You will also meet caretakers that live on the river year round and have wonderful stories to tell about living in the wilderness. Perhaps inappropriately dubbed the “River of No Return” by early river runners, the Salmon is in fact a river you’ll never want to return home from.
The trip entails six days of exciting river rafting, wilderness camping, fine fishing, and visiting historic homesteads along the way. Our equipment is specially designed for wilderness whitewater rafting, and offers mild and wild boat choices (oar boats, paddle boats, inflatable kayaks and stand up paddling surf boards!). Our river guides are seasoned professionals, licensed by the state of Idaho, and First Aid Certified. They are expert river runners, magnificent cooks, great storytellers, and knowledgeable, helpful outdoors people.   

*** Save your spot! - Email us at [email protected]***

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Salmon River