Join SOS this August for a wild trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River!

raft.beach.jpgSOS is excited to announce a partnership with Idaho River Adventures in 2013 – and to invite you to join a trip this summer down the fabled Middle Fork of the Salmon River in central Idaho. The Middle Fork is one of the original eight rivers designated as Wild under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968. It winds through the heart of the Lower 48’s largest continuous wilderness area - the Frank Church River of No Return. 

Central Idaho is the historic home of millions of wild salmon and steelhead. Today, largely as a result of downstream dams on the lower Snake, only a small number these fish return each year. SOS is working with others to remove these four dams and reconnect wild salmon and steelhead with the largest, highest, wildest, and best protected chunk of salmon and steelhead habitat remaining in the Lower 48.

For river rats everywhere, the Middle Fork is among the most treasured river trips anywhere in the United States – a holy grail!

AND - when you sign up for this trip, owner (and great guy and great friend) Dustin Aherin will donate $400 of the trip cost to SOS!

Learn more about Dustin and Idaho River Adventures here

Here are the Save Our wild Salmon/Middle Fork Trip details: 6 days and 5 nights on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River launching August 23, 2013.  The trip begins in Stanley, ID with a 45-min plane ride to the put-in (as part of this special package, IRA will cover this cost).  The trip will end six days later with a 1.5 hour bus ride from the take-out to the town of Salmon, ID. 

IRA provides an all-inclusive vacation with everything provided for.  IRA supplies sleeping bags, full-sized sleeping pads, tents, dining tables and chairs, all food from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6.  IRA uses a large cargo-hauling raft called a sweep boat that carries all of the camping gear. It runs ahead of the main group each day to set up the evening camp including tents. The IRA staff prepare excellent made-from-scratch meals using as much locally-sourced foods as possible - cooking over an open fire, in Dutch ovens and with propane. 

This trip is great for people of all experience levels. The Middle Fork is a fantastic place to hike and visit historic sights. Fishing is fantastic: the Middle Fork is a Blue Ribbon fishery with world class dry fly fishing for native West slope Cutthroat Trout; IRA will provide the flies and rod/reel as necessary. Or you can relax, and enjoy the company of family/friends that are traveling with you and new friends you will make while on the trip. Kids as young as 8 are more than welcome (though younger experienced campers are welcome too).

raft.people.jpgThe total cost is $1950 per participant:

  • $400 of which you donate directly to SOS (100% tax-deductible);
  • $300 deposit is due soon to reserve each space; and
  • $1250 balance due May 15th. 

For more information:

Dustin Aherin

Joseph Bogaard
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition
206-286-4455, x103











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