Salmon River

137 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 41-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-137

Salmon RiverSalmon River (02/09/2001) The field of snow on the right side of the screen is not a meadow, it is the Salmon River.

Salmon RiverSalmon River (02/09/2001) A old iron bridge crossing the Salmon.

10 mile canyon10 mile canyon (02/09/2001) This is near the 10 mile canyon, south of Salmon.

Salmon River CanyonSalmon River Canyon (02/09/2001) My guess is that the water is cold.

Lower StanleyLower Stanley (02/09/2001)

ten mile canyonten mile canyon (02/09/2001)

Headwaters of the Salmon RiverHeadwaters of the Salmon River (02/09/2001) The Salmon River starts up there somewhere.

Salmon RiverSalmon River (06/01/2002) South of North Fork.

Moose Creek RapidsMoose Creek Rapids (06/01/2002) The river speeds up a little as Moose Creek contributes to the flows of the Salmon.

Moose Creek RapidsMoose Creek Rapids (06/01/2002) Debris collects just above Moose Creek rapids.

Indian CreekIndian Creek (06/01/2002) The Salmon River near the Indian Creek ranger station.

Near Spring CreekNear Spring Creek (06/01/2002)

Gold Hill MineGold Hill Mine (06/01/2002)

Salmon RiverSalmon River (06/01/2002) Near the Gold Hill Mine.

Pine Creek BridgePine Creek Bridge (06/01/2002) The main Salmon River Road (Nfd030) crosses the Salmon River at Pine Creek. You can then take Nfd032 up Pine Creek, or continue to follow the river.

Pine Creek RapidsPine Creek Rapids (06/01/2002) Standing on the Pine Creek Bridge, you can get a good view of the rapids. I would try to avoid the hole in the center of the river, oh, and the rocks on the side. Hmmm, the road looks like a good route. I don't see why William Clark didn't take the road.

Pine Creek RapidsPine Creek Rapids (06/01/2002)

Pine Creek BridgePine Creek Bridge (06/01/2002) The Pine Creek Bridge and Rapids

Big WavesBig Waves (06/01/2002)

Salmon RiverSalmon River (06/01/2002)

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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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