There are only a few weeks each year when the water flows high enough on the Little Salmon River for whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Because of recent rains and snow melt, this is that time for some thrilling runs.
According to Riverfacts.com, “the Hazard Creek to Salmon River at Riggins stretch of Little Salmon River in Idaho/ Adams County is 20 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-V section.” So it’s not for the beginner.
This past week we’ve seen several groups of rafters and kayakers float past our perch at the Little Salmon Lodge where we are caretaking for the season.
The lodge sits on a spot on the river where kayakers maneuver to line themselves up for a bend to the right, then an immediate bend to the left.
For more information on kayaking these waters, click on: Riverfacts.com
BTW, there are numerous places to RV and tent camp in this section of the river, starting with Hazard Creek and ending at Riggins.
Photos: Whitewater rafting on the Little Salmon River, in Pollock, Idaho, about 8 miles south of Riggins. Taken on 6/9/10 by Julianne Crane.