We just got off our first Cal Salmon trip of the year. We were joined by SOU students who were working on there outdoor skills program and were we in for a surprise! End of April California Salmon trips are generally cool (to cold) with medium to lower water. Instead we got 80 degree days with the water peeking out at 8000 cfs! At that level the main Salmon was fun to look at but not really an option to raft on. So we headed up stream to the rarely run South Fork. Normally this is a class 3-4 run with only a few real rapids, but with so much water running through the canyon it was a blast. Both our safety cataraft and our training boat had pretty substantial surfs!
The “Surfin” South Fork of the Salmon!
Join us for the last season on the Upper Klamath. A Sunset Travel Award Finalist & one of “Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys” by Portland Monthly – Combine big summer whitewater, a comfortable ‘safari style’ backcountry camp (think glamping), & options for mountain biking, running, and inflatable kayaking – there is... learn more
Night and day the river flows. If time is the mind of space, the River is the soul of the desert. Brave boatmen come, they go, they die, thevoyage flows on forever. We are all canyoneers. We are all passengers on this little mossy ship, this delicate dory sailing... learn more
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