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Paddlesports Schools:

Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School
Located in:
Forks of Salmon, CA

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Otter Bar offers all skill levels of whitewater kayak instruction based out of our wilderness lodge on California's pristine Salmo (more...)
 
 
 
 

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Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
Located in:
West Glacier, MT

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River/Guide school Great Northern Resort has a 36 year history of providing whitewater and fishing trips on the Flathead River in (more...)
 
 
 
 

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The Outfitters Shop at Zoar Outdoor
Located in:
Charlemont, MA

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The Outfitters Shop is the Northeast's premier whitewater outlet featuring over 100 of the hottest designs in stock. Our expert st (more...)
 
 
 
 

Paddlesports Schools:

Zoar Outdoor
Located in:
Charlemont, MA

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At Zoar Outdoor, we create great paddling experiences! For adults, kids and families that emphasize the joy of kayaking or canoein (more...)
 
 
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East Fork South Fork, Lower Whitewater Kayaking Trip on the Salmon River-South Fork

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USFS Selway River Guide
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USFS Middle Fork of the Salmon Guide
in Idaho River Guide Books
Idaho River Tours
Idaho River Tours
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The Idaho Paddler DVD
The Idaho Paddler DVD
in Idaho River Guide Books
Idaho Road & Recreation Atlas
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in Idaho Road Maps
Dinosaur River Guide
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in Colorado River Guide Books



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East Fork South Fork, Lower Info
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Put In:  Johnson Creek
Take Out:  Indian Point
Difficulty:  Class IV , Class V
Gradient:  67 fpm
Run Length:  15 miles
Current Streamflow:  167 cfs @ 08/29/2014 10:45 AM - SF SALMON RIVER NR KRASSEL RANGER STATION ID, reading taken from USGS
Good Level:  1000-1500 cfs
Streamflow Comments: 
Season Comments:  May, June
Primary Season: 
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan
Location:  In the Rocky Mtn Region (ID), of
Shuttle Logistics: 

To get to the put-in from Cascade, head east on Warm Lake Road. Turn left at South Salmon River Road and go to the confluence of the East Fork. Turn right and go to the town of Yellow Pine. Check out the Upper run for more description. Take out along the road at the confluence with the South Fork.


East Fork South Fork, Lower on the Salmon River-South Fork

This is an exceptional run full of class IV drops with the most difficult rapids near the beginning. At most levels the river is full of big holes. The run starts with a small warm up followed by a couple of class V drops. Flight simulator is the first with a fairly clean line; the bottom corners usually being the crux move. You can scout the run while setting shuttle.


Last Edited by josho on 5/23/2011
 



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