There’s no way around it- June is an incredible time to explore the Middle Fork Salmon River. This past month, we hiked and ran dozens of trails, rafted 400 exhilarating river miles, soaked in numerous hot springs, explored countless waterfalls, and even experienced one day of snow. Through all the adventures and fun, we were able to capture a few videos and photos.
The Flight In
Our first trip of the season, June 3rd, began with an incredible backcountry flight into the Middle Fork Salmon River. This 30-minute flight started in Stanley, flew down Rapid River Creek, and landed at Indian Creek Airstrip.
June means exploration, and the Idaho River Journeys Crew introduced our guests to their favorite hiking and running trails. Whether it was a steep climb to an incredible view, a scramble up to a spring waterfall, or running along meandering trails to jaw-dropping vantage points, our crew and guests did it all. Over 50 miles of river and side trails were explored.
Middle Fork Canyon
The alpine splendor of June offered stunning landscapes in bloom. Lush green sagebrush, bright yellow Arrowleaf Balsamroot, purple Camas, and the vivid white Syringa (our state flower), were all in spectacular color.