Salmon River Drive

79 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 41-60 , 60-79

Long Tom CampgroundLong Tom Campground (06/01/2002) Picnic tables at the Long Tom Campground. Camping is scarce down river.

Long Tom CampgroundLong Tom Campground (06/01/2002) Built by the CCC in the 30s. The campground has an interesting stone outhouse built into the sides of a granite cliff.

Long Tom CampgroundLong Tom Campground (06/01/2002) The CCC would have never gotten away with things like this if the ADA had its way.

Salmon RiverSalmon River (06/01/2002) Looking down river from the Stoddard trail head.

Fountain Creek CascadeFountain Creek Cascade (06/01/2002)

Fountain Creek CascadeFountain Creek Cascade (06/01/2002)

Fountain Creek CascadeFountain Creek Cascade (06/01/2002) Not knowing how a picture will turn out, it is best to take several shots.

Salmon River RoadSalmon River Road (06/01/2002)

Salmon River RoadSalmon River Road (06/01/2002) There is less and less room for the road and we approach the heart of the Frank Church Wilderness area.

Near Corn CreekNear Corn Creek (06/01/2002) The Salmon River Road climbs on last hill before it dead ends at Corn Creek. The river heads into the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

River BoatsRiver Boats (06/01/2002) At the Corn Creek boat ramp on the Salmon River.

Granite TowerGranite Tower (06/02/2002) From the Corn Creek boat ramp.

Corn Creek Boat RampCorn Creek Boat Ramp (06/02/2002)

Salmon River HomesteadSalmon River Homestead (06/02/2002)

Salmon River RoadSalmon River Road (06/02/2002)

Salmon River RoadSalmon River Road (06/02/2002) Some neck exercise...lean to the right. It's a picture of a road. I will have to flip this picture.

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

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

Abandonned DreamsAbandonned Dreams (06/01/2002)

Salmon River RoadSalmon River Road (06/01/2002) The Gold Hill mine is around the first corner. Shoup is around the second corner.

79 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 41-60 , 60-79

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.

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Context: On the Road

North Fork, Idaho (15 pictures) The river heads west (down river) from North Fork, Idaho.

Salmon River (137 pictures) The Salmon River Road follows the Salmon River From North Fork to Corn Creek.

Lewis and Clark (13 pictures) William Clark explored, on foot, the upper section of the Salmon River Canyon, and chose to turn around and head north back through Montana on the voyage west.

Highway 93 (207 pictures) The Salmon River Road intersects with Highway 93 in North Fork, Idaho.

Shoup, Idaho (24 pictures) Shoup is on a scenic winding road along the Salmon River.

Pine Creek (28 pictures) The Pine Creek Road [032] branches off the main Salmon River Road [030] just beyond the bridge over the Pine Creek Rapids.

Panther Creek (9 pictures) The road up Panther Creek leads to Cobalt and eventually to Challis, Idaho.

Ebenezer Bar (7 pictures) The Ebenezer Bar campground is toward the end of the salmon river drive. It was built by the CCC in the 30s.

Stoddard Pack Bridge and Trail (12 pictures) The Stoddard Trail accesses the Frank Church Wilderness and other remote areas.

Frank Church Wilderness (20 pictures) The Salmon River Drive ends at Corn Creek. There are several wilderness trail heads along the road.

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