Salmon River

137 Pictures: 0-20 , 21-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-137

Steelhead FishermenSteelhead Fishermen (10/24/2001) Fishing for steelhead, these fishermen brave the cold autumn waters of the Salmon River, north of Salmon Idaho.

u93u93 (10/24/2001) A small road leads to a private boat dock. Across the river, the trees give a last explosion of color before the long winter freezes.

Fall RiverFall River (10/24/2001) A mix of dissiduous and evergreen trees along the bank of the Salmon River

Into the CanyonInto the Canyon (10/24/2001) About three miles south of North Fork, the Salmon River drops into a gorge. The sun picks up the color of the fall folliage.

Salmon BanksSalmon Banks (10/24/2001) The Salmon River winds through layers of volcanic rock. I like how the gentle fall folliage offsets the rugged texture of the rock. This picture is about 15 miles north of Salmon.

Pull OffPull Off (10/24/2001) A good spot to pull off U93 and enjoy the river.

Island ParkIsland Park (09/19/2001) Looking down the salmon river from Island Park

Salmon RiverSalmon River (09/19/2001) The Salmon River from Island Park. This might be the Wagon Wheel motel.

Salmon in WinterSalmon in Winter (12/30/2001) Rapids on the Salmon roil in the cold of winter.

Salmon RiverSalmon River (12/30/2001) Another view of the ripples on the Salmon River.

Rapids in WinterRapids in Winter (12/30/2001)

Salmon RiverSalmon River (12/30/2001) A nice little stop along the Salmon River between Challis and Salmon

A Tricky SpotA Tricky Spot (12/30/2001) The river carves its way between fallen boulders in a tricky spot on the upper Salmon.

Salmon River ValleySalmon River Valley (02/02/2001) On a bluff over Salmon, Idaho...looking upstream to the Salmon River canyon. The Lemhi Mountains are on the right.

Salmon RiverSalmon River (02/02/2001) This is the Salmon River. We are looking from the Syringa Lodge toward the mouth of the Salmon River.

Salmon ValleySalmon Valley (02/02/2001) This snow covered road on the ridge above the Salmon River looks toward the Salmon River Canyon

Beaver Head PanoramaBeaver Head Panorama (02/02/2001) Another Panorama of the Beaver Head mountains overlooking Salmon. (on the map they have this marked as the Bitterroot)

Salmon Canyon WallSalmon Canyon Wall (01/31/2002)

Salmon CanyonSalmon Canyon (02/09/2001) I am standing near the intersection of s75 and u93 (at the Yankee Fork Center) looking toward the Salmon River Canyon drainage between Challis and Stanley.

Slow FlowSlow Flow (02/09/2001) The Salmon is really tough to run in February. This is about 5 miles south of Challis

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The Salmon River domninates central Idaho. Its headwaters are in the Sawtooth Mountains. The river flows north through Stanley to Challis, Salmon and North Fork, then veers west into the Salmon Mountains and the Frank Church Wilderness to Riggins, Idaho. The section of River between North Fork and Riggins Idaho is aptly dubbed the River of No Return. Lewis and Clark scouted the upper part of the river, and decided that the grim trek back into Montana was a better route than the wild untamed rapids of the Salmon River.

Context: Rivers

Sawtooth Mountains (57 pictures) The headwaters of the Salmon are in the Scenic Sawtooth wilderness in Central Idaho.

Highway 93 (207 pictures) The Salmon River meets u93 in Challis, Idaho. U93 follows the river through Salmon and North Fork.

Challis, Idaho (17 pictures) Challis one of the major towns on the Salmon.

Ellis, Idaho (3 pictures) The Salmon River joins the Pahsimeroi River at Ellis, Idaho. The road from Ellis to Howe provides and interesting "long cut" between Salmon and Idaho Falls, going through one of the less developed areas of Idaho.

Salmon, Idaho (84 pictures) The valley widens at the bustling metropolis of Salmon, Idaho. Salmon is where the Lewis and Clark expedition joined the river.

Salmon River Bridge (37 pictures) I took a slew of photos of the old Salmon River Bridge on Island Park in Salmon.

Rivers (1 pictures) The Salmon River is one of the major rivers in the US.

Pine Creek (28 pictures) William Clark turned around near Pine Creek. Road [032] heads up Pine Creek into the Salmon Mountains.

Panther Creek (9 pictures) Panther Creek is one of the larger tributaries of the Salmon River in Central Idaho.

Frank Church Wilderness (20 pictures) The River of No Return runs unfettered from Corn Creek to about 20 miles east or Riggins. The Salmon River is one of the most popular wilderness boat trips in the US.


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