Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June 22 Trip Report

The June 22nd trip is a favorite date of many Rocky guides. The June 22nd trip ALWAYS launches from Boundary Creek, the river is ALWAYS rolling with fun waves, but ALWAYS low enough for 12 year olds to share river time with grandparents, the scent of Idaho's state flower the Syringa fills the canyon, hillsides are lush and green, and by Day-4 folks are swimming at camp to cool off in the afternoon sun.

Starving Stoddard Subway Sandwiches and Trail Flat Hotsprings on Day-1.

Big Jim, Jon Green and Todd Jackson prepare lunch on day-2 at the mouth of Pistol Creek.

Cameron Creek pictograph panel, Day-3.

Tiana is all smiles on an impulsive mid-day Cougar Creek area hike.

Late June is blossom time on the Middle Fork. The pleasant aroma of Idaho's state flower - the Syringa - filled the canyon last week but it wasn't the only blossom in full bloom last week. Wild Rose, Bitterroot, Sky Rocket, Purple Penstemon, Phlox, and Thimbleberry (above) all made full-blown appearances.

Jon Green and the paddle boat crew drop into Tappen Falls.

Big Jim pushes the Madera clan towards a face-full of fun in Tappen Falls.

Jon Green and the paddle boat crew blast through Tappen III.

"If you don't know, let me show you how to work it out, I know you wanna do the Jane Fonda." Big Jim and Karen part way through a private Yoga session morning of Day-4 at Driftwood camp.

Jackson and paddle crew, center line, Redside Rapid, day-5.

Headed towards Weber Rapid in the heart of the Impassable Canyon, Day-5.

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