Middle Fork Mishap

40 Years’ Worth of River Stories #1

2017 marks Aggipah’s 40th year guiding folks through Idaho’s Salmon River country. Along the way, we’ve picked up a story or two. Here’s today’s-it’s a shortie- by Bill Bernt. Going through the old photos the other day I came across this photo of a plane in the river at the bottom of Haystack Rapid on the Read More

Salmon River Snowpack

Snowpack in Salmon River Country

The snowpack in the Salmon River basin is a little below average, at 90% this morning, though precipitation since the beginning of the water year on 1 October is above average, at 110%.  The fall was so warm that early precipitation was rain rather than snow, so the snowpack was slow to accumulate.  Now, we Read More

The Outfitters Salmon River

Outdoor Idaho’s “The Outfitters” Featuring Aggipah’s Bill Bernt

We were honored to spend a week on the Salmon River in August with Outdoor Idaho’s executive producer Bruce Reichert and cameraman Peter Morrill. They were working on a show for Idaho Public Television called “The Outfitters,” and you can see the finished product here. Be sure to watch the entire 26 minutes, it’s an Read More

Salmon River Half-Day Float

Salmon River Half-Day Float

Yesterday I had a Salmon River half-day float trip  near Salmon, a couple with two little girls in the boat.  That section of river does not have whitewater, but is a very scenic float along the cliffs near town.  The river is still cold, and the family did not want a couple of drenched little Read More

Spring Rafting Trips on Salmon River

Spring Rafting Trips on Salmon River

Last week I was on the Lower Salmon section of the Salmon River, with an outfitter/agency group.  Enjoying a spring rafting trip on the Salmon River is a perk, though the primary purpose of the trip was to discuss management issues on this section of river, in an on/site setting.  Developing better acquaintance with agency Read More

Thumbs-up on the river

Kids Salmon River Whitewater Rafting Trip!

Kids Salmon River Whitewater Rafting Trip Now that spring is here, you’re probably like us and getting pretty excited. If you have kids, here’s another to be excited about: we’re running a kid/family-specific trip on our August 15-20 Main Salmon launch. It’s an opportunity for one last family fling before school starts up again, one Read More

Snowy Salmon River Mountain

Salmon River Level Projection

Snow pack in the Salmon River basin through most of the winter has been 110-120% of average.  Based on snow pack, Salmon River level projection for the summer is average or a bit over–welcome after last summer’s low water.  While the current snow pack is encouraging, it is not a guarantee.  If the weather is Read More

Salmon River

Salmon River Snowpack

Salmon River snowpack today (December 31, 2015) is about 130% of average for this date.  The fall was dry, but snowfall in the last half of December boosted the Salmon River snowpack to, at one point, 150% of average.  Snowpack per cent will spike up during a stormy period, then commonly drop about a per Read More

Freedom Alliance and Aggipah River Trips

Freedom Alliance and Aggipah River Trips

We teamed up with Freedom Alliance this past September on the Lower Salmon. This was a special trip for us. For the full article about the trip: https://freedomalliance.org/highlights/scout-snipers-raft-idahos-salmon-river/

Salmon River rafting dates for 2016

Salmon River rafting dates for 2016

Whitewater rafting trip dates for 2016 on the Middle Fork of the Salmon will change.  The June dates of 2, 11, and 20 will remain the same, but trips in July will start on 2, 11, 20, and 29.  In August, trips will start on 7 and 16.  In September, dates will be 8 and Read More

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