IRAD: The Idaho River Adventures Difference
Idaho River Adventures is the culmination of a lifetime spent in Idaho’s wild places. As a fifth generation Idahoan, I come from a family with a long and rich history of farming, ranching, logging, and recreating in Idaho. Some of my earliest memories are of my family fishing, hiking, and exploring wild places on or near the very streams where the voyages of Idaho River Adventures take place. During my college years I was introduced to guiding as a way to make a living, but I soon realized it was my life’s calling. The ability to share what I have known all my life with diverse groups of people—to show them what makes Idaho special, namely our world class wilderness rivers—remains my passion. I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with some of the most highly regarded outfitters and guides in the industry. Through these experiences I am able to bring all of the knowledge I have gleaned over the last twenty years together to provide you with what I truly believe to be one of the best and most memorable trips of your life.
Your safety and enjoyment are our number one priority. Idaho River Adventures guides are some of the most experienced in Idaho, and it is common for the guide crews on our trips to have collectively over one hundred years of experience guiding on Idaho’s wilderness rivers. Our guides bring to all of our trips a level of enthusiasm for Idaho’s Salmon River that is infectious. Our sincere hope is that lifetime friends are made on each of our trips, among guests traveling with us as well as with our guide crew, and that a feeling of being part of one big river family will prevail. All of our guides have extensive training in Wilderness First Aid as well as Swift Water Rescue training. In addition to being very safety minded, our guides will dazzle you with their storytelling, their knowledge of canyon history and flora and fauna as well as their culinary prowess as riverside chefs.
Whether you are a first-time river runner or a seasoned white water enthusiast, we invite you to experience the Salmon River with Idaho River Adventures.
What We Provide (Hint: Almost Everything)
Idaho River Adventures provides an all inclusive, full service wilderness river vacation. Our goal is to make this trip as worry free as possible from the time you leave your house until you get back and while we have a great understanding of the logistics and planning involved in completing a trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon we fully understand you might not. Let us take all of the planning off your plate so you can focus on enjoying the trip of a lifetime.
Below is a list of what is included in your trip fare. And please keep in mind Idaho River Adventures, being the boutique outfitter that we are, are completely able and willing to adjust most every aspect of your trip to best fit your needs including customizing your logistics.
All food beginning with lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day, including a modest amount of beer and wine. And, of course, we supply an endless supply of drinking water, drink mixes, and snacks.
In addition to being expert guides and storytellers, the staff at Idaho River Adventures are also riverside chefs. Each day you’ll be treated to a gourmet dinner prepared from scratch.
Warm showers with privacy screens are provided at every camp.
All safety items including personal flotation devices, helmets when necessary and wet-suits when weather and/or water temperature dictate.
Choice of craft to ride in including paddle boats that you are part of a team paddling the boat downriver with the guide in the back steering, oar boats in which the guide rows from the middle, and inflatable kayaks. We encourage our guests to try each type of craft over the course of your trip but never require you to do something you are not comfortable with.