in Idaho can be extremely variable. Most trips can plan for
a combination of gorgeous, sunny weather and some cloudy days
with a chance of rain. These weather changes are often a highlight
of the trip, as long as one has the right equipment. Each
day, you will need to be prepared for temperatures ranging
from ninety degrees to forty degrees. This rarely happens,
but being prepared is the difference between being miserable
and enjoying the river in a wide spectrum of conditions. Scroll
down for our Packing List.
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of the trip will be greatly enhanced by bringing all of these
We usually enjoy
leisurely mornings in camp, so that we don't get on the water
until the day has warmed up. On nice days, we reccomend a
bathing suit, quick dry shorts, a sun hat, and a sun shirt.
Each boat will have a space available for "day"
items that will be easily accessible (your clothing bag may
be packed on a different raft and difficult to access during
the day.) Keep a long underwear top and bottom and a warm
hat accessible in case the weather gets cool, and have raingear
always handy in case a quick summer shower rolls in. Unless
the weather is really hot and dry, wear synthetic fabrics
on the river, because they are quick drying and are reasonably
warm even when wet. In camp, it is always nice to slip into
cotton shorts, sweats, or a light blouse and skirt.
for the trip will include:
One "ammo" box (6" X 12" X 7") During
the day, this box is accessible to you for all your smaller
personal items like sunscreen, lip balm, camera, toothbrush,
etc. If you intend to bring a large amount of camera or video
gear, please call to discuss packing options.
One river bag that will contain your sleeping bag and camp
gear, not easily accessible during the day. You will not receive
this bag until our first night on the river.
One river bag, 2.2 cubic feet capacity that will fit all the
clothing items on the list, not easily accessible during the
One small "day bag" or comparable dry, easily accessible
space on each boat for raingear, hiking shoes, and other bulky
items that you may need throughout the day.
Protective sun shirt Quality waterproof raingear with hood
(top and bottom)
Protective sun hat Warm synthetic (fleece/pile) jacket and
1 or 2 bathing suits One set warm clothing for in camp (flannel
shirt and sweats, or a wool sweater, etc.)
One or two pairs cotton shorts Lightweight hiking shoes and
several pairs wool or synthetic socks
2 or 3 pairs quick-dry (nylon) shorts Your favorite comfortable
clothing item (sweatshirt, nightie)
Sandals (Teva, Chaco, Nike, etc.) 2 sets (top and bottom)
midweight synthetic long underwear
Warm hat that covers ears 2 or 3 T-shirts, one long sleeve
one is nice
2 One quart water bottles
Lip protection (chapstick)
Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Medications + one spare set for first aid kit
Biodegradable soap for bathing
Personal hygiene items
You may want
Journal and pen
Camera and film
One or two carabiners (clips available at any outdoor store)
One light skirt or dress for warm evenings in camp
A festive (or even silly) shirt or dress (be creative: leisure
suits, evening gowns, superhero costumes encouraged)
Special Beverages: Canned Juices, Soda, Beer (cans only please!),
Wine, Liquor, Mixers