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Campsites

The campsites on the river offered as many beautiful sights as our trip down it.

Getting to raft down the river is an interesting deal. Only 10,000 people are allowed to make the trip each year and it requires a permit. The outfitters are granted the first permits and when those are doled out, the remaining permits are given out by a lottery system. It's unclear to me whether this is only for Idaho residents or whether anyone can throw their name into the hat (guides can email me and set me straight here). So I supppose it is equally possible you could put your name in the ring every year and be granted a permit each time as well as never.

After the outfitters have their permits, they draw for lunchsites and campsites on their trips down the river. For those thinking of making the Middle Fork trip again, one's experience could be somewhat different because of different campsites.

The following photos are a reminder of our campsites, each unique for the wonderful locations and views.

Campsite 1- Stateland Right

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view from Heather's hammock

Campsite 2 - White Creek Camp

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Some tents out in the open; others in the bushes (photo by Julie)

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On the bench above the campsite, Native American camp depressions (photo by Heather)

People liked sitting there looking down on the campsite.

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Kathy and Heather (photo by Julie)

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Margo and Vicky (photo by Julie)

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Or reclining

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View away from the river (photo by Heather)

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Remember the robin? (photo by Julie)

Campsite 3 - Sheep Creek

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Heather climbed the large hill for this shot.

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(photo by Heather)

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View down river

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View up river

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Behind camp Pat Flaherty and Harry

Campsite 4 - Grassy One

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Julie climbed a hill for this shot

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(photo by Julie)

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View of rock mountain across from the campsite

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Pat's view

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Dinner table (photo by Julie)

The last night - Tumble Creek

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(photo by Julie)

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Julie and Heather's tent

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Pat's tent

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Sun rising on the mountains opposite the camp (photos by Heather)

Comments (1)

JOHN:

Very nice; good to have some of Julie's pix. J

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