Main Salmon Wilderness Gourmet 6 Days
Chef Rhody aka Michael Trevors
Chef Rhody comes to our Middle Fork of the Salmon Wine on the River trip with over 30 years of gourmet experience and has cooked in some of the finest establishments in the country. Classically French trained, his repertoire transcends many cultures and ethnicities. He has been our regular chef on the Middle Fork wine trips for a number of years and always garners rave reviews with his wild, Idaho-centric menu featuring trout, duck and buffalo. When not on the river, he can be found cooking backstage at the many popular festivals in the nation for some of the best musicians around. Personable and full of colorful stories, Chef Rhody adds a fun element while offering fresh, made-to-order dinners in challenging environments.
Choice Pacific Northwest wines from select Precept Wineries will be thoughtfully paired with delicious cuisine and presented by their knowledgeable wine representative.
Although all river trips with OARS offer delicious and hearty food choices, the Main Salmon Wilderness Gourmet Adventure is a river-loving foodie’s dream: gourmet, fresh and often organic meals prepared by a renowned chef, paired with regionally sourced wines and micro brews. The impressive cuisine will be restaurant quality, matching delicious food with exciting whitewater and gorgeous scenery on this all-inclusive adventure like no other.
Perhaps the most popular rafting trip in Idaho and the main section of the longest undammed river in the mainland U.S., the Main Salmon offers a rich river experience. Inappropriately dubbed the ‘River of No Return’ by early river runners, the Salmon is in fact a river you’ll want to return to repeatedly. The Wild & Scenic Main Salmon is ideal for our full fleet of watercraft. Guests may ride in an oar boat one day and a wooden dory the next, then challenge the whitewater hands-on in a paddle raft, SUP or inflatable kayak.
Free-flowing Class III whitewater that’s great for any age and experience level, big sandy beaches perfect for camping and playing, beautiful mountain scenery, abundant wildlife, and a natural hot spring are among the hallmarks of the Main Salmon River.