Trip Reports

Middle Fork Smith – January 13, 2008

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Highway Rapid, Middle Fork Smith, California

Highway Rapid, Middle Fork Smith, California

Highway Rapid, Middle Fork Smith, California

Highway Rapid, Middle Fork Smith, California

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  1. Brian P. Martin
    October 2, 2013 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    TO EXPERIENCE THE FULL AURA AND SENSATION OF THE “NORTH SMITH” THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU MAKE IS IN SELECTING THE BEST OUTFITTER….BAR-NONE ~ THAT OUTFITTER IS “INDIGO CREEK OUTFITTERS,” ASHLAND, OR.

    The NORTH SMITH is one of those “once in a life time” river trips that people must experience, with “Indigo Creek Outfitters.” “Soggy Sneakers” says, “this is a run of rare isolation and beauty.”

    The River water is the safest drinking water of any river in North America ~ you can literally lean over the boat and fill your belly with H2O, the scenery is spectacular ~ a lush green river landscape with an awe inspiring environment, the wildlife is magnificent ~ Bruins are often sighted ~ but remain shy, the flora and fauna is a Botanist’s museum of incomparable magnitude ~ rare insect-eating pitcher plants make this their home here.

    The campsites are supreme and white, and the “Grotto Waterfall” is sensational ~ where you can literally boat into an eddy behind this overhanging waterfall and peer out to enjoy the intimacy of what is the magical NORTH SMITH…my 2 cents

    (FYI: millions of years ago a slender land mass slammed into the western coastline of Oregon ~ contributing to a new and different types of rock and plant life to that of the nearby ROGUE River system…along for the “ride” with the SMITH River system was the “Sister River of the ROGUE,” the miraculous “ILLINOIS River Canyon.”)

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