The part of the Salmon we would float is best known by another description, "The River of No Return." In 1958 Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe starred in a film of the same name. While it was filmed mostly outside of Calgary and Banff, some actual location wide angle scenes were shot on the Salmon and cut into the picture. Director Otto Preminger was clearly enamored with Ms. Monroe and one critic pointed out that he chose many camera angles that featured her ample charms. The River of No Return earned it's nickname by pioneers who built boats upstream to send supplies down the river. The steep descent and current of the river made it a one-way trip.
We could have called it good for a lunch snack right there as we boarded the rafts, but just a little further down river we stopped again and the first of our amazing meals was assembled on specially made long tables that fold and fit as seats for the supply rafts. Atop was a monster spread of artfully plated sandwich meats, pickles, condiments and fruit slices galore. A cooler with beer and soda offered everything from a PBR to diet Coke. And for all the sophistication of multigrain breads and wasabi infused mustard, there was the school lunchbox comfort of Oreo cookies at the end.
Now this is the part where any RVer out there in Winnebago nation is surely familiar with. When you go -- where does "it" go? At our pre-trip evening session Jonah explained that number one could go in the river. "The solution to pollution is dilution," he said laughingly. The solids, on the other hand, had to come out with us for delivery to the local wastewater treatment plant back in town.
Our full trip on the middle fork of the Salmon River lasted about a week. We were flown into Indian Creek campground first where we stayed for a few days. From there we were flown up river near the confluence of the north fork and middle fork of the Salmon.
With a library account, you can check out books and movies, use Internet computers, and download e-books, audio books and music! You can also login into your account online to place holds while searching the catalog, renew materials and update your contact information. 2b1af7f3a8