Selway Madness
So somehow after 10 years of submitting for the Idaho three rivers lottery I finally won a permit and for the Selway nonetheless. The Selway is a river trip of the highest caliber. The putin is south of Missula, MT and the takeout is on the otherside of the panhandle near the confluence with the Lochsa River. The river trip itself is about 47 miles long through some spectacular wilderness that also boosts some great whitewater. If you are ever so lucky to have the opportunity to do the Selway I highly recommend it, just know if your launch date is in May or early June expect to deal with some rain and weather but also be prepared to have good water great times.


Typical Selway scene

Idaho is filled with lots of great read and run whitewater. A common question however is to boof or not too boof. Here our group is trying to decide

These two souls did not boof but wished afterwards they had...
If one decides not to boof, purposeful surfing is an acceptable plan B

As is running the meat

But boofing is always best...

Typical Selway camp. Don't forget the bochi ball set.

And don't forget about river time campfires...

PS - If you do find yourself on a Selway trip be sure to thank the rafters (if you have any) for schleping your gear , food, and less desirable by-products. Someone once said river trips are like backpacking but you can bring anything you want. Here's to that and thanks Kurt!

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