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The Lens Artists Challenge is hosted this week by Amy.
The SALMON River (…also known as “The River of No Return“, flowing for 425 miles (685 km) through central Idaho, draining a rugged, thinly populated watershed of 14,000 square miles (36,000 km2) and dropping more than 7,000 feet (2,100 m))(Wiki) meets the SNAKE River, which meets the Columbia, which takes it to the Pacific Ocean.
Following was taken the day before our Salmon River ride, near the River of No Return plaque. This point is near where Lewis and Clark explored in 1805 and, viewing rapids a little farther on, decided the river was too rough and impassable for their large, heavy, cargo-laden boats and canoes. They decided wisely. It would have been a tragic disaster.
The calm river rapidly (pun intended) deteriorates:
We (somewhat guiltily, for me) rode a jet boat, the only such company authorized to operate here, but the river was replete with a surfeit of rafters and kayakers out for a guided day or overnights, who appeared to be having great fun and adventure. It was not overly crowded though, unlike the narrower, bumper-to-bumper Arkansas River between Buena Vista and Salida, Colorado. Salmon River rapids:
At the end of the day, we were able to ‘jet’ up-river again, to glassy serenity:
The fishing IS good, I’m told. Salmon, from the Pacific, at the proper time of year.
Kudos to the tireless leaders of the weekly Lens-Artists challenge.