For many of our guests, part of the fun of taking a Middle Fork vacation with Idaho River Journeys is anticipating the trip. Here are some books that provide historical references, mile by mile descriptions of the river, and some authentic river stories told by guides.

The Middle Fork Salmon River, A Comprehensive Guide

By Matt Leidecker

This guide is a multi-faceted book providing mile by mile information about the river. From the rapid names, campsites, geology, historical sites, hiking trails, and much more. The book is printed on waterproof paper and a terrific resource for taking notes while on your trip. Highlighting your favorite stops, rapids, and memories along the 100 miles of river.

Middle Fork Cort Conley

The Middle Fork: A Guide

By Cort Conley and Johnny Carrey

This book offers in-depth historical information about the Middle Fork and those part of the wilderness area. The stories are arranged to follow your trip down the river, blending in detail history, rich characters, and interesting anecdotes connecting you to another time.

Halfway to Halfway and Back

By Bob Volpert and Dick Linford

Written and compiled by river outfitters Bob Volpert and Dick Linford, HW to HW and Back is a collection of river stories that capture the essence and mood of river guiding. There are 40 stories written by 20 current and former river guides. Most of the authors guided on the Middle Fork or Rogue River. This second book builds on the success of Halfway to Halfway & Other River Stories, an award-winning compilation of river guide tales published in 2012.

Middle Fork Salmon Fly Fishing
Middle Fork Rafting
Middle Fork Salmon River