Steelhead Fishermen (10/24/2001) Fishing for steelhead, these fishermen brave the cold autumn waters of the Salmon River, north of Salmon Idaho.
u93 (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 River (10/24/2001) A mix of dissiduous and evergreen trees along the bank of the Salmon River
Into 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 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 Off (10/24/2001) A good spot to pull off U93 and enjoy the river.
Island Park (09/19/2001) Looking down the salmon river from Island Park
Salmon River (09/19/2001) The Salmon River from Island Park. This might be the Wagon Wheel motel.
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.
(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.
(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.
(1 pictures) The Salmon River is one of the major rivers in the US.
(28 pictures) William Clark turned around near Pine Creek. Road  heads up Pine Creek into the Salmon Mountains.
(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.