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Fraser and Fraser

Posted on by Kit Herndon / Comments Off on Fraser and Fraser

In Search of Both By Kit Herndon It was circa 1962 and we were blessed with another beautiful day at Wagon Wheel Bay on Payette Lake. My sister Anne, who was then about nine years old, and I ventured off in our kayak to visit our older brother Fraser. I’m not even
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Where Salmon Danced

Posted on by Jim Mullen / Comments Off on Where Salmon Danced

Mourning on the River of No Return By Jim Mullen “Eddy out, eddy out, eddy out!” Arms circle overhead, the shouts carry across the water and bounce off canyon walls as kayaks swoop and spin into the calm
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The Portneuf Paddle

Posted on by Valerie Illguth / Comments Off on The Portneuf Paddle

One Way, No-Brainer Story and photos by Valerie Illguth Our family spent the summer of 2017 in Yellowstone National Park and then moved to Pocatello, where we rented a house that had the Portneuf River almost literally in
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The Idaho Regatta

Posted on by Scott Kunau / Comments Off on The Idaho Regatta

Lured Back by the Roar Story and Photos by Scott Kunau “You!” Ron “Mad Dog” Bolton barked at me during the Idaho Regatta’s Friday night test-and-tune in 1981. “Borrow that helmet and that racing life jacket, and come
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Storm on the Salmon

Posted on by Ray Brooks / Comments Off on Storm on the Salmon

And Flood on the Snake By Ray Brooks After a winter of drought, the Salmon River was running unusually low in late June 1994. My wife Dorita and I had discussed doing a multi-day Fourth of July whitewater
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Down the Salmon

Posted on by Linda Lantzy / Comments Off on Down the Salmon

Under the Sun and Stars Story and Photos by Linda Lantzy In less than thirty-six hours I’ll be floating the mighty Salmon “River of No Return.” Contained completely within Idaho, this 425-mile-long river begins as a trickle in
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Hooked on Rafting

Posted on by Alice Schenk / Comments Off on Hooked on Rafting

A Lochsa River Adventure By Alice Schenk Photos by Becky Dowdle The instructions I received before rafting northern Idaho’s Lochsa River in June were straightforward: when you go overboard, hang onto your paddle and if the boat is
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