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Solo Down the Middle Fork of the Salmon

Solo Down the Middle Fork of the Salmon

In 2009 I won the lottery. The ticket cost $6 and I won the right to pay $700 for a 5 day camping trip. The lottery was held by the Forest Service, and winners got a permit to float the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. The Middle Fork winds for about 100 miles through […]

Paddling Utah's Small Streams

Paddling Utah’s Small Streams

Scott Peters, my friend and college roommate, held on to the wall with white fingertips straining against the slippery wet sandstone. My paddle was jammed under a boulder in the frothy foam just at the edge of the precipice, and we both looked over the edge into the dim chasm, misty with the spray of […]