Salmon River Rafting - Prime

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Salmon River Rafting - Prime

Explore the River of No Return

Join a group of motivated adults to paddle Idaho’s Salmon River in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness. Designed to fit into your busy schedule, this eight-day expedition is an opportunity to expand your outdoor skills and grow as a leader. 

Practice maneuvering paddle rafts and oar rigs, starting with quiet water and working your way up to more challenging whitewater rapids. Dive into the basics of river rescue and risk management. Learn about the area’s history and ecology as you explore sandy beaches and riverside hot springs. Spend an afternoon contributing to a service project to help ensure other people can enjoy this unique backcountry classroom.

This expedition isn’t just about gaining outdoor experience. It’s also about developing your personal leadership style. Throughout the course, you’ll step outside your comfort zone to practice good leadership in a dynamic environment. Working with your group to navigate a rapid is a lesson in effective communication and decision making. Living in a small community offers insight into group dynamics and how to support your team in different roles. Return with the skills you need to lead in the workplace and at home, as well as in the outdoors. 

*The Salmon River is one of the original rivers protected by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.

Dates

Dates

2020 Dates

June 16 – June 23, 2020

Tuition: $2,645

Specifics

All course information at a glance

Tuition

$2,645
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Equipment Deposit

$200

Duration

8 days

Minimum Age

23 yrs.

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Course Description

Equipment List

Travel and Logistics

Start/End

Driggs, Idaho / Boise, Idaho

Fly in/out

Idaho Falls, Idaho or Jackson, WY / Boise, Idaho

Skills learned

Rafting

Additional Details

Essential Eligibility Criteria

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What Our Grads Say

“And so we paddled downstream, our cheerful energy giving us the strength to make it to camp. It was times like that that reminded and continue to remind me of how much a group of determined, positive people can achieve. At times it may seem like something is impossible or too hard, but when you’re surrounded by people who support and believe in you, anything’s possible and everything’s alright.” 

— Isabelle M., NOLS Salmon River Adventure grad

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