Lower Salmon River Stats at a Glance:
Dates: August 5th - 8th, 2019
Water Level: Approximately 4,000 CFS
Distance: Hammer Creek to Heller Bar ( 71.1 miles)
Board: Hala Atcha 86
On August 3rd, 2019, eleven friends and I launched on a multi-day, multi-river trip in Idaho. We spent two nights on the Snake River through Hells Canyon, then shuttled everything over "the hump" to the lower section of the Salmon River for four nights (trip report here). This was a trip that was planned over six months ahead of time, and it was worth every drop of blood, sweat, and tears that I shed to make it happen.
Brad and I recently explored the Pacific Northwest. Together, we drove over 2,200 miles and experienced the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Coast, and the Olympic Peninsula, and also sightseeing the cities of Portland and Seattle.
The real reason we went on the road trip in the first place was so that we could attend my brother's wedding reception in Bellevue, Washington that Saturday. I requested the week off of work and proposed the idea to Brad. Brad had never been to Oregon or Washington and was most stoked on seeing the coast and the Olympic Peninsula. I was most stoked on paddle boarding the White Salmon River. Therefore, this blog post is going to be about paddle boarding the White Salmon River!