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Sunset skies above Idaho's Lochsa River.

This remote river is fed by the melting snowpack of the Bitterroot Range, among the highest precipitation areas in the state. The Selway river joins it before they flow into the Clearwater River. Traveling thru here was one of the hardest, grueling stretches of the Lewis & Clark expedition.

"Long before the arrival of European Americans in the 19th century, the Nez Perce people in Idaho used the trail along the Lochsa River to travel to the plains of Montana to hunt buffalo. Kootenai and Salish (Flatheads) from Montana used the river trail to reach salmon runs in the rivers and streams feeding into the Columbia basin." Wikipedia

"The Lochsa is one of the greatest whitewater flows in the country – and the world. Pronounced “lock-saw” which means rough water in the Nez Perce Language. 37 Class III, 25 Class IV, and two Class V rapids will get your arms burning and your heart pumping. The names of the rapids say it all – Grim Reaper, Pipeline, Lochsa Falls, Termination – and you won’t get much rest between."
trailadventures.com

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Tags:   Lochsa River rivers Bitterroot Mountains Lolo Pass sunset clouds whitewater rafting rafting Wilderness Gateway Campground Idaho

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The Spray River just before it flows into the Bow River a stone's throw from Bow Falls. Mt. Rundle rises on the left.

The river is dammed upstream in the Kananaskis to form the scenic Spray Lakes.

Thanks for taking a look!

Have a safe, wonderful week.

Tags:   Spray River autumn fall foliage river Mt. Rundle Banff Bow River Alberta

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The Athabasca river flows around this wooded island with Mt. Christie, Mt. Fryatt and other Canadian Rockies in the background.

Another treat as one drive's Alberta's spectacular Icefields Parkway.

Thanks for taking a look. Much appreciated.

Tags:   Athabasca River Athabasca river island glacial waters Mt. Christie Mt. Fryatt Mt. Lowell Canadian Rockies Icefield Parkway Jasper National Park Alberta

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A view of the Snake River flowing north as it approaches the last dam (Hells Canyon Dam) in Idaho.

Hells Canyon is 10 miles wide as it’s widest point. And on average about 5,500 feet deep.

The Snake River originates in Yellowstone National Park at 9,500 feet and winds through southern Idaho before turning north to form the boundary between Idaho and Oregon. It finally joins the Columbia River near Pasco, Washington at 340 feet in elevation 1036 miles from its source. The Snake drains 109,000 square miles and contributes 36 million acre feet of water to the Columbia River, ranking 6th in volume among the nation's rivers." fs.usda.gov

Challenging times....please stay safe and healthy!

Tags:   Snake River Hell's Canyon gorge chasm canyon river Oregon Idaho border Black Point Bluff

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Looking SW down the Salmon River towards Lower Stanley Idaho with a small section of the Sawtooth mountains in the distance.

Lower Stanley is a quiet place to enjoy the beauty of pristine wilderness. It is one mile northeast of Stanley on Highway 75 along the scenic Salmon River.

The Salmon River (aka "River of No Return") is the longest free-flowing river in the US. There have been efforts to dam it, thankfully citizens saw that it didn't happen.

Happy Friday!

Tags:   autumn fall fall foliage Salmon River longest free-flowing river in the US rivers Sawtooths Sawtooth Mountain Range Lower Stanley Idaho Explore


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