Lens-Artists Challenge # 89: A River Runs Through It, Pt. 2

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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.

Weekly Challenge info from Tina:
“Each Saturday at noon EST we will publish a photo challenge similar in form to the now-defunct WPC. If you choose to participate, please make sure to tag your post with the name of our group LENS-ARTISTS so that all of the responses can be found together in the WP Reader. Please also include a link to the challenge moderator’s post. One of our 4 moderators will host the challenge each week.”
Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/
Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/
Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/
Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/
Check them out.  Also search for Lens-Artists to find posts.

About JohnRH

Retired, avid winter skier, avid reader, traveler (avidly). :)
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12 Responses to Lens-Artists Challenge # 89: A River Runs Through It, Pt. 2

  1. Amy says:

    Great photos of the Salmon River, John! Love how you captured the river flow, beautiful. Enjoy your part 2 series. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Leya says:

    Great river ride, John! “The River of No Return“, but luckily you did return.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love the white water rafting photo! Nice job on the challenge!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. What an adventure, John! Super photos. The river looked too rough for me to ride though!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. oneletterup says:

    That looks like it could be quite the nail biter! From the serene to the wild. Nicely done 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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