Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Happy Summer Solstice

Greetings from the banks of The Salmon River Idaho.  Josh and I spent the night at Stephen and Natalie's Place near Malm Gulch not far from Tunnel Rock which is just downstream from Deadman Hole and not far above Bayhorse.  That's the way it is here--everything has a name and that's how you know where you are on the sprawling 400+ mile Salmon River.

We had a great time at Heather's Place out between Bowery and Germania Creeks on The East Fork Saturday night. Sunday was a real hoot, as these three photos show.  Josh loved his baptism in The Salmon River.  Yes, it was a full body immersion baptism there in Sunbeam Dam.  Monday, Josh ran his first solo trip between Stanley and Mormon Bend.  We camped two nights at Sunny Gulch not far from Redfish Lake.

Yesterday after meeting a lot of people here and there, we put in at Torrey's Hole at 2:30 pm and ran down to the East Fork, arriving cold and chilled at 5:30 pm--18 miles.  Stephen came and picked us up and took us up to Torrey's and then back down here in to Malm Gulch.  Natalie fixed a great dinner and then Josh and Stephen talked guitars all night long.  We didn't get to bed until 11 pm.  It's a great trip and Life is Good!

Natalie's got breakfast ready so gotta run.  Have a great day & Many Cheers!

This is the shot as we were entering Shotgun Rapid.
In The Sunbeam Hole--Welcome to The Salmon River, Josh!
Coming out of The Sunbeam Hole.  Josh is in the bow at top, I'm in the bow at bottom.

1 comment:

Marti Spudboater said...

How I missed this photo is beyond me. You and Josh look oh so busy.