“I noticed my mind began to stop racing; the distractions faded. I accepted just being THERE, just flowing with the river. I became encircled by this group of interesting, supportive, accepting women who all shared my joy in paddling the river. The wilderness is mystical, providing perspective and a sense of one’s place in the fabric of life. Words don’t do this trip justice. I am SO glad I went!!” – Dee, VA
Are you ready to press pause, unplug, clear your mind, nourish yourself and have fun?
Join a tribe of like-minded women traveling down one of the most pristine and majestic rivers in the country.
Invigorate the body with morning yoga, enjoy delicious, freshly prepared food, sleep peacefully under a starry sky and laugh through the waves.
I’m partnering with California Womens Collective and CANYONS River Company for an unforgettable women’s kayaking, rafting, SUP and yoga wilderness trip on the remote Main Salmon River in Idaho!
This 6-day journey rejuvenates your body, spirit and mind by connecting you with the flow of the river, the peacefulness of nature, the laughter of friends, awesome whitewater adventure and yoga.
The Main is big western class III/IV water at its best! Each rapid gives you a choice between a wild ride down one side or a more conservative line on the other.
Beautiful, big sandy beaches make for easy camping and inspiring yoga.
Moose, black bear, bighorn sheep, and golden eagle are often spotted in the canyon. Did we mention that you get to soak in hot springs too?!
You’ll also see the occasional jet boat that supplies the historical ranches along the river with mail, food, and other necessities.
The Main Salmon is simply awesome, whether you’re in the midst of a rapid or sitting in camp staring up at one of the deepest canyons in North America.
CANYONS has been operating on the beautiful Salmon Challis National Forest under a USFS Special Use Permit for over 25 years and they know how to run awesome trips, including amazing food, beverages and comfort camping!
Their experience combined with my attention to confidence building, camaraderie, transformation, empowerment and ( most importantly) fun make this a trip of a lifetime. So don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to paddle an amazing river with amazing women!
No previous kayaking experience necessary! There is no paddling skill level required for this trip.
If you don’t have any, or have very little whitewater experience you can ride in a raft. You get to sit back, enjoy the scenery and leave the navigating to the exceptional guides. If you feel like getting adventurous you can try an inflatable kayak!
If you’re an experienced whitewater kayaker and you’re comfortable on Class III and have at least a 70% success rate with your combat roll then you can paddle the whole river. Or take a break from your kayak to hang out in a raft or try a stand up paddleboard.
If you’re an experienced whitewater SUPer you can also paddle the whole river on your board or change it up between raft and board.
If you do it all then you can choose your craft!
There really is something for everyone on this trip.
Regardless of your craft you’ll experience greater personal power that comes from taking time for yourself and giving yourself a break from your every day routine.
You’ll experience freedom from technology and a deeper connection to what’s important to you. There’s also lots of fun, laughter and sharing.
“To travel 80 miles on the Main Salmon River, is to experience the vast beauty of Idaho wilderness while embarking on a personal journey of being present apart from everyday life and expectations. Thank you Anna and Canyons for making it happen! I still still feel the awe and wonder of the trip in my bones. ” – Sarah, WI
Dates: September 5 – 10, 2019
Cost: $2350.00 per person
Price includes: Kayak, SUP, IK professional instruction/guiding, daily yoga class, healthy and gourmet meals, beverages, tents, dry bags, wet suits, river equipment, and, for experienced paddlers, the use of our canoes and kayaks.
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE sleeping bags/inflatable pads (available for a $35+tax rental fee); $24 USFS recreation fee, air transportation described in the FLIGHT OPTION section of Canyons website at canyonsinc.com