This course is for young teens who want to traverse a little known section of the Rocky Mountains near the Idaho-Montana border and raft the Main Salmon River, all in one action-packed month.
Paddle rafts gear up for a day’s lesson on the river. Main Salmon River, Idaho
Photo: Casey Kanode
In two very different environments, you’ll learn how to make decisions, develop confidence, and work through challenges with your coursemates (we call this “expedition behavior”).
While backpacking, you’ll become a competent map reader and backcountry cook, and you’ll develop your Leave No Trace skills and stewardship and sustainability values.
Then, after climbing peaks, crossing rivers, and hiking through pristine meadows, you’ll trade your backpack for a dry bag. For 10 days on over 80 miles of the wild and scenic Main Salmon River, you’ll navigate deep canyons and whitewater in paddle rafts and oar rigs.
You will learn basic river skills like paddle strokes, hazard evaluation, and boat rigging. Overall, you’ll work hard, have fun, and return home with leadership skills to last a lifetime.
Salmon Backpacking & Rafting
Adventure for 14 and 15 Year Olds
14 and 15
June 24-July 21, 2014
July 2-July 29, 2014
July 10-August 6, 2014
July 18-August 14, 2014