Our great buddy Curry turned the big 3-oh a couple weekends back and we had the opportunity to celebrate with friends both old and new down in Riggins, Idaho. Curry guided on the Salmon River in Riggins for several years and all of my best floats have been with him at the the oars. This weekend was spectacular, huge waves, a nice change of pace from our climbing routine, and took us through some of the most beautiful mountain country in America. From the deep river canyons to the jagged peaks of central Idaho’s criss-crossing ranges, Idaho has it all and more. This weekend just reminded us how lucky we are, and added several more items to the bucket list. Big thanks to Misty for all the work she put in to get us all together for an awesome weekend!
Stopped off at the Salmon River Brewing Company to find it closed for a special event.. DRATS! Ah well, turns out McCall Brewing Company has much better beers on tap than they choose to bottle and share with us via Albertson’s in Hailey. YUM!
Sampler from McCall Brewing Company. We tried to find Ponderosa State Park after this but ended up on a dead end road. That’s the great thing about camping though. “Well, we were lost, but now we live here!”
Curry and Misty at a entertaining birthday dinner (to say the least) at Summerville’s.
And that’s why we sat outside.. Lucky for us there was warm sun and cold micros to be had.
Bubbles made this shirt for the premiere. Yes. He is that awesome.
And then this happened.
No horses allowed.
If you have ever fed a horse a beer you are broke.
Bubs and Robyn
Neigh! Got to see Dom and Jodi. It had been ages, so great to see them!
Campfire on the Salmon.
Perfect night, lots of wood and lots of good beer.
When all the kiddos were tucked away snug in their tents, the Salmon River Swimming Horse snuck back out.
Curry wasn’t afraid at all. In fact he befriended the beast in his own totally not creepy way.
The Salmon River Swimming Horse is a rare sight.
With no one to play with, the beast creates his own schizophrenic fun.
Alas, Curry was too bold.
The crew at the put-in on Island Bar.
A rad kayaker hitting some waves on one of the many world class rivers we passed.
Just another confluence of some untamed mountain streams.
A view of the Sawtooth’s from the Lowman side.
Cruising through the Stanley area we made a point to stop off and check out a few of the trailheads and lakes.
A pit-stop at Petit Lake.
Some nice antelope bucks!