On the first day of your Middle Fork of the Salmon River rafting trip, we depart around 8:00 am for the river launch site. When we arrive, you will meet our crew and they will go over safety concerns, describe the boating options, and review plans for the day. You will have time to make last-minute clothing changes, fill your water bottle, and get ready for your first day on the Middle Fork. We typically complete all our chores and briefings in about an hour, and after securing your bags to our supply boat set off downstream. You can expect to be on the water by 10:30, take a break for lunch at the usual time and arrive at our first night’s camp around 5:00.