Hells Canyon, Idaho
From White Bird, where we were staying, we were taken by 4x4 to a landing where we embarked on a tour of Hells Canyon with Killgore Adventures. Lunch and an unlimited (within reason) supply of chilled drinks were included.
We were on board a sizable speedboat which was expertly driven by the guide through rapids and even at one point submerged! (or at least water was above and around us) Unfortunately for Idaho, the state was experiencing forest fires, which meant a helicopter came down and filled up in the river just metres away. The burning walls of the canyon really gave Hell's Canyon a new meaning.
A must for those with a sense of adventure not quite ready for rafting or similar. En route we saw mountain goats and even an eagle. We were also given the chance for a swim in the calm waters.
Hells Canyon is beautiful. It is so beautiful. Breathtaking. So peaceful. You must see this if you go. Hells Canyon is America's Deepest Gorge.
You can do almost anything at Hells Canyon. It has a uniquely warm temperature.