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Lower Salmon River Canyons Charter Trips – Special Opportunity!

by Julie K. Trevelyan Got family? A book club? A corporate retreat willing to get wet and have fun? A class reunion? Your hiking club that’s been itching to explore some of those river trails that are just too long to get to without river travel would enjoy a trip like this, or the group Read More

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The River of No Return with Mitchum & Monroe….sort of!

By: Derek Farr Hollywood vs. Holiday Do you want to go on a river trip with Robert Mitchum* and Marilyn Monroe**? If you said “yes” then I’ve got a movie for you. The River of No Return was made in 1954 and it’s named after our beloved River of No Return, the Salmon River. It’s Read More

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Some rapids with your coffee?

By Derek Farr   On the Main Salmon River, we negotiate dozens of large rapids and dozens of smaller ones. But there are a few that are most notable. Alder, Black Creek, Big Mallard and Chittam are just a few. These suckers really get the blood going. And there’s no better way to start your Read More

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Despite That It’s December and Snowing – Five “Mind-ographs” From the Main Salmon River

  By Peta Owens Liston It’s snowing outside, but I can feel the warmth seeping into my memory as I arrange a series of photos for framing from our rafting trip this past summer on the Main Salmon. I suspect, as it is unwrapped Christmas morning, that these photographs will trigger the same “mind-ographs” – Read More

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Father and Son Trip – Reconnecting on the River

  By Peta Owens Liston   When Jon Bridgford returned home to North Carolina after river rafting the Main of the Salmon River, a package from the West Coast had arrived before him.  Opening it up, still-fresh memories flashed back, and more importantly moments he had shared with his son, Keith, over five days spent Read More

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Wonderful People: All of us floated the river this year. And what magic it was.

  By Derek Farr   There was a chill in the Idaho air this morning. Regrettably, the Salmon River rafting season has come to an end. The leaves are turning and the temperatures are dipping. It signals the time to hang up our oars and prepare for the cold months ahead. But looking back, I’m Read More

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Connecting Family Together; How Days on the River Turns Cousins into Good Friends

  By Peta Owens Liston Connected by family ties, holiday cards, and an annual crossing of paths, was the extent my boys and their out-of-state cousins—my nieces—knew one another. After five days on the river together, this connection evolved from being acquainted with their cousins to loving their cousins. Now this foundation of friendship and Read More

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Learning to Swim Again; Taking the River On as A Single-Parent-To-Be

By Peta Owens Liston “I think that I forgot that I could swim,” says Charlotte Smith*, referring to the inner-strength she found in herself while rafting the Main Salmon River this past July for 5 days. “This river trip was especially symbolic for me.” When Charlotte’s husband announced that he couldn’t make the trip—unwilling, unable Read More

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Lower Salmon River Canyons Trip Review: Their energy was unbelievable!

  4-day Lower Salmon River Canyon Trip August 36, 2014   Our family of five had a wonderful time rafting the Lower Salmon River Canyons with Holiday River Expeditions! Everything was better than what we expected! Our weather was beautiful and the scenery was spectacular! The guides made the trip even more fun. We are Read More

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RIVER CURRENTS BLOG: PROFILES “HOLIDAY OF IDAHO” FOUNDER, FROGG STEWART

  By Peta Owens-Liston   When Dee Holladay first started running rivers for guests in  the 1970s — Harold Stewart, known indelibly as Frogg for the last 55 years—was one of his early guides assisting Dee along with Kim Crumbo, Dee’s right-hand river man. An avid surfer, who came to Utah for love but ended Read More