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Main Salmon: July 9 – 14, 2o18 (sold out) contact us to be put on the waiting list
Main Salmon July 16 – 22, 2018 (3 spots open)
Main Salmon July 24 – 30, 2018 (sold out) contact us to be put on the waiting list
Main Salmon August 10 – 15, 2018 (sold out/private charter)
Main Salmon August 26th – 31st, 2018 SPACE AVAILABLE (speciality trip with musicians & much more. End of seasons pricing: $1600. Please inquire for more details)
Pricing: $1850 – $2200
*If you are looking for Tarkio guidance and instruction on the Main Salmon during an alternative week, not listed here, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Sandy beaches, warm water, fun rapids, and great playspots epitomize the Main Salmon. You will spend seven days and six nights improving your kayak skills as you enjoy a trip down the ‘Wild and Scenic’ section of the Main Salmon.
This class II-III section flows for 76 miles through the second deepest canyon in the United States and is bordered by the Frank Church and Gospel Hump Wilderness Areas.
Your instructors on the Main Salmon will be renowned experts and will assist you in a 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio. Whether you are a complete beginner, need to work on basic skills or master advanced techniques, the personalized instruction on the Salmon will allow you to take your kayaking skills to the next level.
This clinic is raft-supported which means that after a day of kayaking you paddle to camp, change clothes, and relax on beautiful beach while a delicious meal is prepared. The combination of expert instruction and a classic wilderness river trip makes for one of the best weeks of paddling anywhere.
Remember there is a rafting option. If you want to kayak and your friend or partner would prefer to raft, we can accommodate everyone!
Clinic: Kayak clinics on the Main Salmon are held in July when the water is warm and the weather beautiful. The following itinerary gives a general outline of what you can expect on the Main Salmon.
Skill Level: What kind of kayaker do you need to be to enjoy the Main Salmon? If you are comfortable in a kayak and can make basic maneuvers (ferries, eddy-turns, peel-outs) in class II water, you will have a great time on the Main Salmon. A ‘river’ roll is not a necessity and is something that can be perfected during the trip. The Salmon’s warm water provides an ideal teaching environment.
The great thing about the whitewater on the Main Salmon is that there is something for all levels of paddlers. Experienced kayakers paddle play boats and work on advanced maneuvers while beginning boaters work on basic skills. Each day you will paddle in a small group (usually 3 or 4) accompanied by an instructor. You will work on skills according to your experience and interests. Please call or email if you have questions about your skill level and enjoying the Main Salmon.
Main Salmon trips are outfitted/provided by Lewis & Clark Trail Adventures – licensed by the State of Idaho and permitted outfitter in Salmon National Forest