Posts Tagged ‘salmon’

Update from Devon Barker


2008
09.17

I just spent four days surfing on the Salmon River 5 miles upstream from Riggins, Idaho.

The easiest way to find all of the Salmon River Surf Waves is to buy The Playboaters Guide to Idaho. This book has everything you need to surf year round on the Salmon River. In addition, you can check the flows at http://waterdata.usgs.gov/id/nwis/uv/?site_no=13317000andamp;PARAmeter_cd=00065,00060 and also check the road openings at http://www.salmonriverroad.org/construction/ as they are improving this road as it serves at the put-in for the Lower Salmon and the take-out for the Main Salmon.

I had a great time surfing with locals Erik and Wayne. Dave Turner, green All Star in the video also came down from Spokane. Enjoy the video and thanks to Dave and Chris for taking the footage.

I am headed back to the Salmon today. Come surf! Devon

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Idaho: Expect a Lot of Logs in the Middle Fork Salmon Next Year


2007
10.03

By Zimo – Idaho Statesman Edition Date: 10/03/07 Forest fires burned along the Main Salmon and the Middle Fork of the Salmon in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness this summer, and whitewater rafters should see evidence of that when they start floating the rivers next May.

Whitewater boater Scott Elder saw the effects of the fires on a recent Middle Fork trip. “We just finished a lower Middle Fork of the Salmon River trip this past week and saw a fair amount of wood in the water,” Elder said this week.
“Some of it still smoking,” he said.
The U.S. Forest Service told Elder that there are over 100 trees in the water from Boundary Creek, the launch site on the river, down to Thomas Creek.
Boaters will probably see more mudslides and logjams next year.
“Just a word of warning for those boaters who are going to venture out there next May,” said Elder, “Be prepared for wood and possible portages.”