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Printer Friendly Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Middle Fork of the Salmon River


Stretch: Shortly below Dagger Falls to Main Salmon confluence
Difficulty: Class III at most flows, with two class IV drops (one on Main Salmon)
Distance: 100 miles (including 4 on the Main Salmon), 5 to 8 days
Flows: 700 - 6000 cfs. Current USGS mile 34 gauge
Gradient: 27 fpm overall, 40 fpm initially, 23 fpm below Indian Creek
Put-in: Boundary Creek Ramp
Take-out: Ramp at Cache Bar on the Main Salmon
Shuttle: 210 miles (4.5 hours) one-way, some on dirt roads
Season: spring into late summer, from snowmelt and springs
Written: © 2006
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