From the Idaho Statesman Cami Oborn, a 34-year-old woman from Riverton, Utah, died in a rafting accident near Atlanta Monday night, according to the Elmore County Sheriff's Office.
Oborn was in Atlanta for a family reunion, the sheriff's office said. She and five other family members went rafting down the Middle Fork of the Boise River at about 6:30 p.m. The group's raft became lodged
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The road to Boundary Creek has been shoveled open and 4WD and high clearance vehicles have made it in. Expect muddy, snowy single-lane sections, changing conditions. Cape Horn summitt is snowey but passable in a 4WD vehicle. About half-mile beyond the summit an avalanche blocks half the road, but is passable.
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Boundary and Indian Creek Launch Site Aquatic Invasive Species Screening
Implementation begins June 8, 2011The Middle Fork Ranger District has begun checking all boats before they are put into the waters of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in an effort to prevent Aquatic Invasive Species from reaching our beloved river systems. This requirement is also being implemented to comply with the Biological Opinion (BO) regarding mitigations for spawning Chinook salmon in the Middle Fork of the Salmon.Middle Fork boaters are a very environmentally conscientious group, and while we recognize that this will impact the launch portion of your trip, we are asking for your patience as we work to comply with the BO and to protect this river we cherish.Effective immediately, all
Read more: Middle Fork Snail Check
Black Creek Blowout Blocks Salmon River. Sometime around the 1st of April a small intermittent stream, Black Creek, flooded and blocked the Salmon River completely. The flood discharged a large quantity of rocks and debris into the river. The material backed up the river inundating Salmon Falls and created a new rapid. Trees and other woody debris blown out of the drainage had blocked the river approximately 1/8 mile below the new rapid, making the river impassable. High Water has cleared the log jam and cut a channel through the debris. The new rapid already has a name -- Ruby Falls. For more information contact the North Fork Ranger District at 208 865 2700 or visit the Arctic Creek Lodge website where they are tracking the changes of the rapid as the river cuts a new channel.
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