Welcome to our River Blog

Consider us your knowledgeable guides both on the river - and online - as we share river rafting adventures and valuable insights about one of Idaho's most stunning and pristine wilderness corridors -- the Wild and Scenic Middle Fork of the Salmon River.

Music on the Middle Fork!

Join us August 13, 2015 for 6 nights of fabulous live music on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River!

The band - SHADES OF GREY –  plays an eclectic mix of modern, bluegrass, and acoustic country music.  With a nation-wide fan base, the four band members – Gary Kelso, Joe & Joy Clem & Frosty McWilliams – will be on the rafts with our guests, experiencing the thrill of the Middle Fork during the day, and performing live music around the campfire each evening after dinner. [Read more…]

Kids on a 6 Day Trip? Really?

Kids Doing Back-flips into Middle Fork

Nature is fantastic for parents’ souls –
It’s even more fantastic for kids’ souls!

Kids have the time of their life and build amazing memories! ! A 6 day whitewater adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River truly is the PERFECT family adventure.

We have seen many children show up dismayed that they will not have their smart phones for a full week!  Such glum faces!  However, within a very short time, they literally blossom into full life.  The thrill of whitewater rafting and their surprise at the endless wilderness activities, in combination with escaping 24/7 texts, calls & peer pressure, is a confidence-builder and at the same time, a joyful memory-maker for today’s youth.  You’ll love the experience, and so will your entire family – no matter what age.  [Read more…]

Brad’s Top 10 Favorites!

A friend from years ago asked me what I liked best about the Middle Fork.  Folks who know me understand that I bubble over with enthusiasm about this special river, so settling upon a favorite is not easy.

However, I love challenges!  Rather than narrowing my most prized places and activities down to just one, Melody and I came up with ‘Brad’s Top 10 Favorites!’   Here goes – and NOT listed in any particular order:

Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Adventure Sun Valley

 

  Adventure Sun Valley

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Remembering Len Billingslea

Len Billingslea, our friend and skilled ASV guide of over a dozen years passed away in July, 2013.

Len Billingslea, a guide on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

Len had been a river guide for over 30 years on the Rio Grand, Salt, Chama and Lower Salmon, but his absolute favorite was the Middle Fork of the Salmon.  Adventure Sun Valley was very lucky to work with Len for these past 12 years.  His passion for the river was contagious and our guests really connected with Len.

“On our trip last year, we had an absolute blast!  The entire crew was outstanding and the scenery could not have been more beautiful. But it was Len that really left an impression, once we met, we knew who we were riding with!  Whenever we talk a out our trip, it is always filled with Len stories” remembers 2012 guest, Marty.
“The entire Adventure Sun Valley team is very sad with Len’s passing and we all miss him dearly. He was such a great guy!  A tremendously skilled guide and a fantastic fisherman”
                  — Brad Frei

Our Motor Coach Pampers Guests!

Pampered camping begins before Adventure Sun Valley guests put one toe in the river! We offer complimentary round-trip transportation to and from the Boise Idaho airport in air-conditioned comfort on the Adventure Sun Valley motor coach. All you have to do is get to Boise for the Middle Fork vacation adventure of a lifetime and we’ll do the rest!  No rental car hassles.  No worries about being late.  No additional costs. No stress. [Read more…]

Ahhh…It’s ‘River Time’

It may not hit our guests on the first day, but probably on day #2, the lull of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, sunshine, Idaho mountain wilderness, gourmet meals prepared/consumed riverside,  and hot springs trump our daily frenetic pace.  We made it to the Middle Fork and are now unwinding. Those 100 miles of crystal clear water are massaging our senses.

Ahhhh….it’s ‘River Time’!

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Great River Guides

ASV Guides Are The Best!

Adventure Sun Valley Guides and Guests on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

More then that….they’re awesome guides!

The backbone of our terrific service  – without a doubt – is the fact that  Adventure Sun Valley guides are extremely skilled, knowledgeable and professional! [Read more…]

2013 Snowpack = Middle Fork Fun!

Idaho has over 3,000 whitewater miles and is known as the ‘whitewater’ state.  The glorious Middle Fork of the Salmon River is one of the state’s whitewater gems and the 2013 snowpack looks very promising for an excellent season. 

Cot by the river's edge

Ready to Relax!

Are you ready?  We are!   [Read more…]