Here are some of the takeaways from EarthFix reporter Aaron Kunz after his maiden Snake River voyage through Hells Canyon.
This stretch of the river is remote and features Class III to Class IV rapids; so unless you’re skilled and prepared for such a trip, you should utilize one of many guides to navigate these waters.
Hughes and many other guides provide the necessary equipment needed, including tents, sleeping bags, waterproof cases, laundry bags etc.
Make sure to bring a camera.
There are very few mosquitoes in that portion of the Snake River.
Do not bring laptops, cells phones etc. It will ruin the experience, there is no cell service in the canyon.
Most trips range from three to five days.
The rafting season typically runs May through September.
Make sure to buy a fishing license before you go.
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