“The River of No return”? Sounds ominous, but program guides ensure they’ll get you back safely from your splashy ride down the Lower Salmon River in Idaho. The only problem: After all that awesomeness, you won’t want to return to life without stunning views, thrilling Class II and III rapids, and team-strengthening fun.
The camp offers full-day and half-day trips, but for the full experience, sign up for a five-day trek. The adventure begins with one of several day hikes, including a short stroll to Heavens Gate Lookout, which offers a spectacular view of four states: Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
After that, it’s time to get wet. Scouts spend four days and three nights on the water, checking off rapids with names like Snow Hole, China, and Demon’s Drop—each one conquered in compliance with local safety regulations. This trek finishes with a jet-boat ride on the Snake River through Hells Canyon, North America’s deepest river gorge.
Ready to suggest this trip to your team, troop, ship, or crew? Visit nwscouts.org/camping and click on “Boy Scout Camping” to learn more.