Category: Idaho

A glimpse at Shoshone Falls

Just a short drive from Twin Falls, along the Snake River in southern, Idaho, are the spectacular Shoshone Falls. At over 2oo feet, Shoshone Falls are higher than the more well known, Niagara Falls. Spring and early summer are the best times to view the falls when water flow is...

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Salmon River rafting trip, a six day excursion

Salmon River Rafting Trip with O.A.R.S. DAY ONE: My O.A.R.S. trip started with an introduction the night before our scheduled departure from McCall to Salmon, Idaho.  We met at the Hunt Lodge where the folks from O.A.R.S. went over trip details and expectations. Early the next morning I made our...

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DAY ONE of my Salmon River rafting trip

DAY ONE: This is a 6 part series of my Salmon River rafting trip with the folks from O.A.R.S. I won this trip for being the April 2011 contributor-of-the-month at TripFilms.com. Our O.A.R.S. trip started with a brief introduction the night before our scheduled departure from McCall to Salmon, Idaho. ...

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DAY TWO of my Salmon River rafting trip

DAY TWO: Morning was greeted with coffee, tea and hot chocolate…breakfast consisted of blueberry pancakes with real maple syrup and this outstanding melon called: “Santa Claus Melon,” which I’d never heard of before.  After breakfast and the packing up of camp, we hit the river.  The skies had cleared up...

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DAY THREE of my Salmon River rafting trip

DAY THREE: Breakfast on this morning included eggs any style with ham, melon, juice, coffee and English muffins.  Yesterday I spent the afternoon on the river in an inflatable kayak (a duckie), which was a lot of fun and more active than being in a raft, especially through the class...

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DAY FOUR of my Salmon River rafting trip

DAY FOUR: The day started out with a breakfast consisting of French toast, bacon, fresh melon, yogurt and granola.  After our usual routine of breakfast, then packing up camp, we were off once again.  Today was the first fairly “mellow” day of the trip…only a couple big rapids, which allowed...

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DAY FIVE of my Salmon River rafting trip

Day Five: It was a bit cooler on Day Five, nearly perfect temperatures…the previous two days were not bad, but a bit on the warm side. The morning and evening temps had been just perfect camping weather…except for that rain we received during the evening on Day One.  The cooler...

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