Salmon River

137 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 81-100 , 100-120 , 120-137

HomesteadHomestead (06/01/2002) A small homestead on the far side of the Salmon River.

HomesteadHomestead (06/01/2002) A homestead on the far side of the Salmon River. The cabin is accessible by cable car, and has a great back yard.

Salmon River GetawaySalmon River Getaway (06/01/2002)

Ponderosa PinePonderosa Pine (06/01/2002) I was impressed with the texture of this Ponderosa Pine in contrast with the ripples of the water.

Ponderosa PinePonderosa Pine (06/01/2002) A Ponderosa Pine on the Banks of the Salmon River in Central Idaho.

Long Tom RapidsLong Tom Rapids (06/01/2002) The Long Tom Rapids wrap around several bends of the river.

Middle ForkMiddle Fork (06/01/2002) The Confluence of the Middle Fork and Salmon River.

Middle Fork at DuskMiddle Fork at Dusk (06/01/2002)

Middle Fork of the Salmon RiverMiddle Fork of the Salmon River (06/01/2002)

Middle Fork of the Salmon RiverMiddle Fork of the Salmon River (06/01/2002)

HomesteadHomestead (06/01/2002) A small homestead just downriver from the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

ConfluenceConfluence (06/01/2002) The canyon rim takes on a little extra character near the confluence of major rivers.

MudslideMudslide (06/01/2002) You can see the path of a mudslide from the Canyon rims.

Stoddard Trail BridgeStoddard Trail Bridge (06/01/2002) One of the popular accesses to the Frank Church Wilderness area.

Salmon RiverSalmon River (06/01/2002)

TributaryTributary (06/01/2002)

Granite CliffsGranite Cliffs (06/01/2002)

The Canyon ThickensThe Canyon Thickens (06/01/2002)

Overhanging RockOverhanging Rock (06/01/2002)

Corn CreekCorn Creek (06/01/2002) Corn Creek boat ramp. This is the take out for day trips, and put in for wilderness trips.

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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.

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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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