We set up our ‘Pop-up’ Safari Camp deep in the remote and rugged California Salmon River Canyon – right on the river and just above some of the country’s best class V whitewater. The camp is extremely remote, many miles from any cities, and it combines luxury camping, hot showers, a wood-fired sauna, and the Salmon River’s lush coastal forests and emerald green waters, to create an extremely unique ‘glamping’ style experience.
With most itineraries we meet at the camp the evening of the first day of the trip and you will be taken to one of the camps shaded, walk-in tents. Your cozy setup includes a comfortable cot and pad with bedding, nightstand and light, and view that is hard to beat. After getting settled in you can take a quick shower, grab a drink at the bar if you like, and head to our covered hangout area and meet everyone by the fire.
Each day we will leave camp to explore one of the many nearby stretches of river – there are few places in the country with as many options for whitewater as there are in the spring on the Salmon. Each afternoon we will head back to or float into camp. If the excitement of the day’s whitewater wasn’t enough the narrow and remote roads in the area offer beautiful riding and there are a number of hiking options. Or you can just relax, get into some dry clothes, play yard games with your family or new friends, or hang out between two trees in one of our hammocks.
One of the most unique aspects of our camp is our wood-fired sauna trailer. Grab a towel and contrast the cool spring evenings with a steam to fully relax after a hard day of paddling. Or combine the sauna with a cold plunge in the emerald green river water. Then you can rinse off in the hot showers and the walk around the trailer and grab a cocktail or try some local wine at our pop-up bar.
In the late afternoon appetizers will be served at our covered eating area and the bar followed by one of our trademark meals featuring organic and local produce and ingredients. The evening can be spent at the bar, around the campfire, or by the river. Then the day is capped off by a comfortable night of sleep filled only with the sounds of the river and the breeze through the trees.
The combination of our unique ‘glamping’ style camp, remote and spectacular scenery, and one of the best whitewater rivers in the world makes for an active, comfortable, and one-of-a-kind trip – all away from wifi, cell phone chatter, and hectic daily schedules.