Rafting in Idaho with Tom in 2017


Hello Friends, Fans, Fellow Nature Lovers & Curious Onlookers,

Thanks to Middle Fork River Expeditions, this summer—*August 24-29, 2017—I’ll be hosting my first ever musical rafting trip down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho! MFRE is a top-notch outfit that’s organized and guided these trips for many years. They’ll take us on an unforgettable, safe and fun adventure through gorgeous, unspoiled wilderness.

*We’ll assemble in Stanley, Idaho on the evening of Wednesday, August 23, and the trip proper begins the next morning.

Our expedition company describes the trip:

20080718_middlefork_1110-editmf-campfire-banner“The Middle Fork of the Salmon River is the premier wilderness rafting trip in the US. It’s gin clear water flows 100 miles of Wild and Scenic free-flowing river, through the largest roadless wilderness area in the US and in a canyon that is deeper than the Grand Canyon.

It has a half dozen natural hot springshot-spings-jpg throughout the canyon, blue ribbon trout fishing, and more than 100+ rapids grade I-III (IV in June). The Middle Fork of the Salmon is an unspoiled, remote and pristine wilderness much as it was 100 years ago or more. Named by National Geographic as one of the top 3 river trips in the world, the Middle Fork will provide you with a vacation of a lifetime.”


As many of you know, I’m a long-time river runner who’s paddled in Nepal, Bhutan, Mexico, France, Costa Rica and the Grand Canyon. The Middle Fork has been on my wish list for years, and I couldn’t be more excited about hosting a group of 20 friends and fans on this musical adventure. Yes, I said musical! Music in the evenings (by me, the guides, musical rafters et al) will be part of the fabric of our trip.


dusk-mountainsIf you’re interested (or even curious), email us at rafting(at)tomkimmel.com and I’ll send you a full description of the trip, a registration form and the waiver form that participants will sign.

I’m told that these trips fill sooner than later, so if you feel the “call of the wild” please email me so you’ll have all the info you’ll need to know if this trip is right for you.


PS: Big thanks to dear friend and musical brother Johnsmith for connecting me with the MFRE.


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