Moose Creek Rapids (06/01/2002) The river speeds up a little as Moose Creek contributes to the flows of the Salmon.
Hungry Wet and Cold (06/01/2002) The Lewis and Clark explored the Salmon River Canyon, and spent several days camping in this region while they explored the possibility of taking the Salmon River west.
Salmon River (06/01/2002) The Salmon River moves swiftly into the deeper canyons. This certainly would be an intimidating place for the first white explorers in the area.
In the 30s, the Civilian Conservation Corps had an ambitious project to build a road along the Salmon River from North Fork to Riggins, Idaho.
The class iv rapids and towering precambrium granite cliffs of the rugged Idaho Batholith turned back Lewis and Clark a century early. Fortunately common sense prevailed and the budding environmental movement prevailed, and the Frank Church wilderness remains today as one of the largest continuous wilderness in the Continental US.
The road along the Salmon River is an interesting day trip and brings you to many of the popular trail heads in the Salmon National Forest and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.