A relaxing family adventure in Idaho.
For right-brained people
It is hard to feel any stress on the Main Salmon; excitement for sure, but rarely stress. Once we launch, the whole place seems to stimulate relaxation. The water is warm, (except early in the season), the rapids are fun, (big waves, not a lot of rocks) and the scenery is vast and wonder-inducing, (grand mountains with giant pine trees and a clear side stream at almost every bend). Plus there is a one-of-a-kind, natural hotsprings that melts even the most uptight left-brainers. But it is far from boring: there are hills to climb, ranches to explore, pictographs to view, trails to hike, fish to catch, stories to hear and stars to see. The excitement comes from the small inflatable kayaks that we bring: the adventurous can run the rapids; the not-yet-adventurous can paddle themselves through the calm stretches and explore the river’s edge (and their own limits). Six days on Idaho's Main Salmon are like a year of Chamomile tea and lavender candles.
"I can't believe how hard your guides work and that camping could actually feel like a vacation. They made this one of the best experiences our family has ever had"