Guide to the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers, Idaho


Guide to the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers, Idaho, Third Edition.

ISBN 978-09913896-1-2.

76 pages with 32 maps, 184 miles, color photographs and shaded topographic relief. Includes the rapids that were new or changed through late 2011 and many Class II rapids that we omitted in the 1st Edition.


Note: Price does not include sales tax, which will be added for Texas residents.

Sample Page

Here is a sample set of pages from our Guide to the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers, Idaho guidebook.

Guide Books

Our spiral-bound guide books are offset-printed on plastic pages.  The covers are plastic card stock.  The entire books are waterproof and tear resistant (but not indestructible!). Our guide books include mile-by-mile descriptions of campsites, rapids, and points of interest and include many photographs.

Care of Your Books

You can write on dry plastic pages with an indelible marker like a Sanford Sharpie. If your offset printed map or guide book gets wet, don't worry! It can stay wet without damage. You will eventually want to dry it out with a rag or by turning and air drying each page. The pages usually won't stick, but... Don't cook your books! We have seen some books with pages that stick, especially where the ink is heavy over photographs. The only way we are able to reproduce this effect is to let a wet book dry for an extended time in the hot sun. You should avoid leaving your book in the direct sun or a hot vehicle or trailer for any longer than necessary. Day-to-day use in the sun while on the river has never been a problem that we've seen. Don't freeze your books! We have seen books that were wet and frozen lose some of their ink and underlying coating that holds the ink to the plastic page. If your book is wet and frozen, we suggest either letting it defrost or dipping it in the river for a minute to melt the ice and allow the pages to separate.

Errata & Revisions

Mile 5.5 on the Middle Fork just upstream from Boy Scout Camp on the right - A raft hazard on river left was reported in 2019 and 2020 at a river level of approximately 4 feet on the gage at Middle Fork Lodge. A sharp rock or other item in the river cleanly sliced long gashes into rafts. We recommend you keep right as you pass the scree slop on the left at levels between 3.5 to 4.5 feet

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