Idaho's Salmon River Guide Book 2nd Ed.

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River guides call this book the 'Salmon River bible.' Eric and Allie Newell have run more than 200 trips down the Salmon River over the past 20 years, and these pages are full of their knowledge.
  • Whether you are an experienced do-it-yourself boater or booking a commercial trip, you'll find this guidebook indispensable.
  • This waterproof book includes everything you need to know to make the most of your journey down the Main Salmon River, from obtaining a permit to emptying your groover.
  • The 2nd Edition contains numerous updates, new aerial photo-based contour maps, mile by mile descriptions, and trail information.
  • Also includes packing and checklists, rapid diagrams, geology, good humor, history, and information about the newly formed Black Creek Rapid.
  • This waterproof map and guide is a must have for every boat. More than 100 color photographs!
  • Covers the Main Salmon River from Corn Creek to Carey Creek.
  • Honorable Mention, National Outdoor Book Awards, 2005.

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Subject Matter: Guidebooks
Author: Eric J. Newell & Allison J. Newell
Copyright: 2005 2nd Edition
Size: 9" x 6"
Pages: 80
Features:
  • Waterproof

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By Idaho's Salmon River

from Logan, Utah

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Comments about Idaho's Salmon River Guide Book 2nd Ed.:

In response to the comment that our maps are "busy" the intent of laying contour lines over ariel photos is to provide users with as much information as possible. Even though the new maps look a little bit busier we feel the benefit to river runners, especially for those interested in off-trail hiking, was worth the change (function before fashion). Thanks for your candid thoughts. -Eric Newell

 
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Poor quality maps

By Gary

from Missoula Montana

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Comments about Idaho's Salmon River Guide Book 2nd Ed.:

Excellent information, but maps are a little too small scale for me to use without my reading glasses, which is difficult to do while on the river kayaking! The maps include both aerial photos with contours superimposed over the top, so they are a bit noisy. They also are not reproduced with very good print quality. All of this makes the maps hard to read when compared to other guides and maps.

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4.0

Nice comprehensive guide

By Thirty more years

from Magic Valley, Idaho

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    Comments about Idaho's Salmon River Guide Book 2nd Ed.:

    Good Salmon River guide book, including diagrams of the major rapids. Includes some history. Is best used if studied before floating the river (or in advance each night before the next day's float) because there is so much information that only a small section of the river is covered on each page resulting in lots of page turning - not always easy to do while oaring. Camp info is generally ok, although a consistant approach to camp description would be helpful so that the same info is listed for each camp such as access, shade, high water/low water use etc. 2nd edition already out of date with creation of new rapid at Alder Creek, but that is always an issue with guides as rivers keep changing. Overall, a very useful guide to the river.

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