There are a lot of reasons why I kayak. Sure I like the adventure, the challenge, the beauty of seeing new and unexplored places but at its core kayaking is a lot of fun. In the words of Don from Small World Adventures “whats wrong with just fun?”. In this vein of thought, I had a few goals for 2011 of doing this run or that river, having less out of boat experiences, etc but my top goal was just to have fun and do whatever is in good and no else embodies fun whitewater more than Idaho.
This year I had my sights on the Secesh South Salmon combo and while flows/weather didn’t cooperate for the Secesh. The South Salmon was oh so good…albeit quite a bit lower than the previous year we were in there at. If you’re looking for a wilderness river in Idaho to do sans permit I would highly recommend the South Salmon, in fact having done it twice now I think I’m going to make it an annual pilgrimage.