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Find a big bucket, and fill it with trips like this. Big wooden slide to get to the water, epic whitewater even at 1.92 feet, great dry fly fishing, beach/canyon camping, and throw in two active fires being doused with helicopters as you watch. 100 miles, 7 nights and 8 days.

The whitewater in the upper canyon sections hits you right off the launch, and major rapids are described in a thorough guide book. It's a committing trip, pack out your everything and leave no trace.

Well worth it!

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Nice!!!!!

Yes, it doesn't suck, one of the best trips I have been on when we launched last year from Boundary Creek at 1.45 feet in latter August. Would love to get back! Man that top 10 miles or so sure is steep. That pic you have looking off the top of the ramp is a lot better than mine! The dry fly fishing (we were only using hopper imitation) was totally insane from Boundary to Indian Creek.

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I'll add this last one, not to purposely omit information but to not spoil any further the anticipation upon hearing the words "I got a MF permit, can you make it?"

Like the Smith in MT, there are things I didn't know and didn't want to until I experienced them firsthand. The launch photo above was one I was specifically looking forward to, and it was sweet.
 

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I'll add this last one, not to purposely omit information but to not spoil any further the anticipation upon hearing the words "I got a MF permit, can you make it?"

Like the Smith in MT, there are things I didn't know and didn't want to until I experienced them firsthand. The launch photo above was one I was specifically looking forward to, and it was sweet.
I don't think you would spoil anyone else's first time MF Salmon trip by posting more photos. It has to be one of the most covered in guide books, videos, and internet discussion of any river of all time, except for maybe the Grand Canyon :) I watched about every low flow video of the section above Indian Creek and it still didn't prepare me for just how steep it actually was. I didn't have any problems rowing it, but I was surprised how steep it actually was.
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I paddled the MF back in my Whitewater days when I was into surfing holes and river women. A couple of guys fished each evening and they caught lots of cuts. It was my favorite float, don't think I could do it today. Your story and pics brought back great memories.


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Look for another trip report to be posted here after our Sept 3 launch. I will make it a point to take many fish photos, it will be fly fishing pic and underwater snorkeling pic heavy.
 
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