River Trips - Class I

Swiftwater, small rough areas (minimal paddling skills)

 

River Trips - Class I Trips


Bear Valley Float

Join us for a fun paddle of meandering streams in Bear Valley near Stanley, Idaho.  We will leave Boise on Friday after work and car camp at an established site.  Inflatable kayaks and canoes are ideal for this trip.  PFDs and Idaho Invasive Species Stickers for boats longer than 10 feet are required.  Limited to 12 boats.  No dogs, please.  About a 3 hour drive from Boise.  Dirt roads are rough but accessible to careful drivers of passenger cars.

Boise River Float, Caldwell to Dixie

Join us in exploring the Boise River on Saturday - the weatherman predicts a warm and sunny day. The Caldwell - Dixie section is about 13 miles, which should require 5 or 6 hours of paddling at the 950 cfs flow. You need to be able to ferry, do eddy turns and avoid overhanging brush along the banks. We hope to see heron rookeries and hints of autumn color. Small craft (canoes, inflatable kayaks, hardshell kayaks) are appropriate.

Boise River Float: Parma to the Snake

Join us for a fun fall float of the Boise River from near Parma to the Snake River. This section of the river is about 11 miles long, and is rated Class I+ / II- depending on whether or not several small diversion weirs are portaged or run. Participants need PFDs and small craft (inflatable kayaks, hardshell kayaks, or canoes) and have experience making eddy turns, ferrying across swift current, and avoiding riverbank snags. No dogs. Limited to 12 participants. The dirt road launch and take out are about 45 miles from Boise and drivable by passenger cars.

Boise River Float, Glenwood to Linder

Join us for a relaxing float of the Boise River from Glenwood to Linder via the south channel around Eagle Island. This section of the river is about 11 miles long, requires several short portages, and is rated Class I+ / II- depending on whether or not one possible portage is run instead. Participants need PFDs and small craft (inflatable kayaks, hardshell kayaks, or canoes) and have experience making eddy turns, ferrying across swift current, and avoiding riverbank snags. No dogs.