As if the Middle Fork wasn’t special enough

My name is Dustin Aherin, a 5th generation Idahoan that has been involved in the outfitting industry for 22 years. I am proud to have the opportunity to offer a one of a kind wilderness vacation on the greatest river in the world; the Middle Fork of the Salmon!
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Idaho River Adventures is a small, “boutique style” rafting company. We offer one trip at a time so we can focus all of our efforts to provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Our specialty trips take your Middle Fork trip one step further by crafting a unique experience built around a theme.

Specialty Trips from Idaho River Adventures

 

The Mother Hips

  • Departs June 19. Returns June 24, 2016

Join Tim and Greg from The Mother Hips on their second annual Middle Fork with The Mother Hips whitewater raft trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. This trip will feature everything that a trip down the Middle Fork Salmon has to offer, great scenery, time to soak in numerous natural hot-springs, delicious made from scratch meals, and if that were not enough, great music by the camp fire each evening.

The price of the trip includes round trip ground transportation from the Boise, ID airport to Stanley to begin the trip, then from Salmon, ID back to Boise at trip’s end. Transportation from Stanley to the river on the morning of the launch, as well as from the take out point to Salmon, ID are included as well. All food from lunch on day one through lunch on day 6, as well as all camping related items including sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads and all dining and kitchen related items are also included.

 

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  • Departs June 28. Returns July 3, 2016

Join Idaho River Adventures and Melville Vineyard and Winery for 6 days and 5 nights of great wine and food on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Located in the heart of the Santa Rita Hills AVA, Melville is known for their Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and cold climate Syrah.

Proprietor, Chad Melville and his wife, Mary will share their passion, knowledge and enthusiasm during, what will surely be, this trip of a lifetime.

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  • Departs July 22. Returns July 27, 2016

Join Idaho River Adventures and Chappellet Winery for 6 days and 5 nights of great wine and food on the Middle Fork of the Salmon. Dominic and Amy Chappellet, along with their kids, are bringing a very special hand picked selection of the finest wines from their family owned Pritchard Hill Winery to sample along with delicious made from scratch menu items each evening.

The partnership between the Chappellet’s and Idaho River Adventures is as natural as the surrounding both of these business operate in and each share the same passion and desire to protect the land and waters that have given each of us so much.

 

There is no better way to celebrate family and connect with family and friends than over a great glass of wine on the greatest river adventure in the world!

  • Departs August 15. Returns August 19, 2016

With an unofficial title of ‘Flatpickin Legend and Master Fisherman’, Larry is considered one of the best flatpickers on the planet. Steeped in the old-timey and with a gravelly voice as deep and rich as moonshine on a riverbank, this trip will feature everything that a trip down the Middle Fork Salmon has to offer, great scenery, time to soak in numerous natural hot-springs, delicious made from scratch meals, and if that were not enough, great music by the camp fire each evening.

The price of the trip includes round trip ground transportation from the Boise, ID airport to Stanley to begin the trip, then from Salmon, ID back to Boise at trip’s end. Transportation from Stanley to the river on the morning of the launch, as well as from the take out point to Salmon, ID are included as well. All food from lunch on day one through lunch on day 5, as well as all camping related items including sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads and all dining and kitchen related items are also included.

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  • Departs August 23. Returns August 28, 2016

Rooted in the trajectory of west coast bluegrass, Hot Buttered Rum plays what has been described as California’s own acoustic music. At the center of Hot Buttered Rum is the enduring camaraderie of old friends. The band was conceived on a backpacking trip of high school and college buddies in the High Sierra. What was dreamed up on mountaintops and around campfires has found its way into the hearts, minds, and bodies of thousands.

The price of the trip includes round trip ground transportation from the Boise, ID airport to Stanley to begin the trip, then from Salmon, ID back to Boise at trip’s end. Transportation from Stanley to the river on the morning of the launch, as well as from the take out point to Salmon, ID are included as well. All food from lunch on day one through lunch on day 6, as well as all camping related items including sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads and all dining and kitchen related items are also included.

  • Departs August 31. Returns September 5, 2016

Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen play a wide variety of New Acoustic American Roots Music focusing on bluegrass and acoustic country, yet blues, folk, swing, and jazz also shine through as influences. This trip will feature everything that a trip down the Middle Fork Salmon has to offer, great scenery, time to soak in numerous natural hot-springs, delicious made from scratch meals, and if that were not enough, great music by the camp fire each evening.

The price of the trip includes round trip ground transportation from the Boise, ID airport to Stanley to begin the trip, then from Salmon, ID back to Boise at trip’s end. Transportation from Stanley to the river on the morning of the launch, as well as from the take out point to Salmon, ID are included as well. All food from lunch on day one through lunch on day 6, as well as all camping related items including sleeping bags, tents, sleeping pads and all dining and kitchen related items are also included.