Provisions & Itinerary - 4-Day Salmon River Trip


Each guest with be provided with:

  • Coast Guard Approved/Type V Lifejacket
  • Eating utensils (including plates, bowls, and flatware)
  • A wall tent with a wood burning stove provided to dry out gear and for sleeping, cots and sleeping bags (Multiday trips only)
  • Chairs 
  • Shuttle transportation
  • One large and one small waterproof bag
  • Tupperware for small breakable items
  • Gourmet meals prepared by the crew each day
  • Flies, rods, reels, and other consumables (tippet, leader, tips etc.) required for fishing.


Evening before your trip

  • 7:00 PM - Meet at the Monarch Motel Moscow, ID for a pre-trip meeting.
  • Drybags will be distributed and last minute questions you may have will be answered.
  • Pack your bags for the morning.

Day 1

  • Eat breakfast at Hotel Restaurant
  • Leave the Hotel at 6 am-8:15 am depending on trip for the shuttle drive to Hammer Creek put-in.  (Approximate driving time 2.5 - 3 hours)
  • Stop in Cottonwood or Grangeville, Idaho on the way for last minute purchases
  • Arrive at put-in, meet the crew, get fitted with lifejacket, and listen to safety talks
  • Trip launches and we have lunch on the river
  • Approximate miles on the river: 2-8 on Day One
  • Arrive at our first nights camp and enjoy a great Dinner prepared by the crew

Days 2 through 3

  • Warm breakfast in camp
  • Pack-up personal gear/ crew breaks down camp
  • A day of fun on the river (lunch on the river)
  • Approximate miles on the river: 5-18 miles depending on season and weather
  • Arrive at camp, set up for the evening, more fun and great food…

Day 4

  • Breakfast in Camp
  • Early Start in Blue Canyon
  • Lunch on the Snake River
  • Approximate miles on the river: 16-24 on day 4 motor rig out depending season and weather
  • Arrive at Heller Bar take-out 3:00 - 4:30pm
  • Return by shuttle van to Hotel (Approx. 1.5  hour drive) with lead guide
  • The rest of the crew sticks around to derig gear


Itineraries will vary somewhat with each trip, however the sample provided will give you an idea of what you might expect on your trip.

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