July 25, 2007
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The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho
Mackay Wilderness River Trips
This spring fed river runs 105 miles north west to connect with the Main Salmon River. It drops 3,000 feet in elevation at about 40 feet per mile. Our trip covered 90 miles, moving through landscape that changed from an alpine setting to canyon and dessert like cliffs. The river gained in force and size as we neared the end, and every day was better than the one before.
This was the best family trip we have ever taken. The affect it had on my family and me was immediate. Happiness and good times were offered and enjoyed in every aspect of the trip. With the utmost relaxation did we enjoy the finest life in the outdoors has to offer. Inexhaustible landscapes, the finest friends, delicious food, and a perfect river in which to sit while enjoying some good laughs and good wine.
Please also go to www.juliamccurdy.com and www.kathymccurdy.com, as they are posting their photos from the trip as well. And between the 3 blogs you will see our entire vacation and how much it rocked!
View starting off
Mom and Dad at the starting point.
Duckies coming down the river
Mom on a paddle boat, at the stop to see Pungo Mine.
Entrance to Pungo Mine
Kasey and Guy in the mine
Julie and Heath at lunch stop, Day 1
Dad enjoying the shade
Pat and Julie
Pat and Julie fishing
Ladies' Circle cocktails at camp
Bobby, the pastry chef, in the kitchen.
Guides from left: Pat, Chris, Tony, Bobby, Kasey
My hamnmock, where I slept the first night.
View of camp from my hammock
Jerry playing horseshoes
Pat after dinner
Tim Flaherty cooking Breakfast, day 2
Mom and Dad in my school shirts, NMH and Colgate
Julie and Pat in the morning
Pat and Dad in the morning
John and Jerry with the pirate flag, that our guides stole from the neighboring camp. Ha ha.
River in the morning
Boats and duckies in the morning
View starting off, day 2
View from the cliff with petroglyphs, see fisheman coming down river (right under the tree).
Mom and Pat fishing
Sandy and Harry in duckies
View from camp 2
Mom and Julie in the water at camp 2
Heath is in Heaven... with a Bass
Better than horseshoes?
Indian Tug of War, Tony and Jerry
View of camp in the morning
Dad writing in his journal
Julie in the morning
Margot and Vickie
Patrick in the morning
Bobby and Chris loading the gear boats
Paddle Boat with Julie, Mom, Dad, Chris Amanda, Sandy and Harry
Patrick in a ducky
Chris explaining the geology of the area
What he's talking about- the black stripes
Julie and Mom
Patrick and Julie
Stop for lunch near Tappan Cabin
Heath and Becca
The falls behind Tappan Cabin
Julie on Tappan bridge
Mom and Pat
Dan, Ray, Pat, Jerry, Don, John, Tim
Getting ready for Tappan Falls Rapid
Dad, Heath Julie and Mom
Paddle Boat coming over rapid
Duckies Floating in the afternoon
Duckies Floating 2
Looking up, which I did a lot.
Fishermen coming into camp
I decided to climb the hill with the tree on it. See that tree?
Heath climbed the hill
Can you see me now?
View from Heath's Peak
Zoomed into camp
Becca came up too!
Breakfast crew day 4
Breakfast by the river
Dad reading in the am
Cristina reading in the am
Mom packing gear
Gear Boats in the am, day 4
Dad, Mom, Pat and Julie in Duckes
Dad in ducky
Julie at happy hour at camp
Amanda and Cristina relaxing at camp
Bobby with his bucket
Guy looking tough
The Dinner Table
Julie and Heath sleeping
Heath and Dad with pirate flag
Mom fishing at lunch
Guy looking at the map
Heath is in the first kayak behind paddle boat.
IT IS THE MOST FUN!!!
The last camp
Prime Rib Dinner Call
Tom and Kasey last night hug
Finishing the beer, Cristina chugging. John (left) also participated, however as Cristina put it, his shirt did most of the chugging.
Last day morning
Julie and Amanda matching bandaids
Julie taking photo 1
Julie taking photo 2
Dad and Pat
Close up of Neat Rock
Last View of the River