Do I need prior river running experience?
NO! You just need to be ready for an adventure!
How many people will be on the trip?
Our trip maximum is 24 guests, and we don't have a set minimum. On average, our trips have 10 to 12 participants.
The trip starts in Salmon and ends in McCall: how will I complete my round trip?
If you're flying to Idaho, fly into Boise prior to 4 pm the day before your launch. Schedule a short charter flight with Gem Air to bring you to Salmon that afternoon (~$150). For our June, July, and August 3rd trips, also schedule a flight to Boise from McCall for the morning after our trip ends (~$120).
If you're driving, drive straight to Salmon Idaho the day before your launch. Schedule a flight with Gem Air back to Salmon from McCall after the trip to begin your travel home (~$140). Alternatively, you could have your vehicle shuttled from Salmon to McCall for ~$350 plus fuel.
No and no! However, paddling does make the trip a bit more memorable and exciting. Hiking will lead you to even more incredible views and is a great way to spend a day that we get into camp early.
Do I have to paddle? What about hiking?
Whitewater rafting is a service industry, and tips are a greatly appreciated way to reward your guides for exceptional care. If you choose to tip, 10 to 20 percent of trip cost is a good guideline. Cash or check is the best way to handle gratuities. If you give your tip to the lead guide, it will be distributed evenly amongst the crew. Tips are not expected, but always appreciated.