The Salmon Blog

dining with mountain view
  November 14, 2019

Preparing for Winter in the Salmon River Valley

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.”-Abraham Lincoln I am not sure if Abe just liked a sharp ax, or if he, like me, did everything he could to postpone his chores. Either way, here we are... Read Post

  October 16, 2019

Autumn Approaches

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery Fall is officially here—my social media feeds are inundated with pumpkin-spiced everything and my voicemail box is full of relatives asking about... Read Post

  August 30, 2019

The Season’s Change Is Upon Us

“Aprils have never meant much to me, autumns seem that season of beginning, spring.”-Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s Although Holly Golightly tops my list of overrated characters, it is through her story that Capote brings us... Read Post

image: scenic river overview
  July 10, 2019

Solitude between Mountain Peaks

The Lemhi River - Salmon, ID  -From the July/August 2019 issue of Northwest Flyfishing Nestled between the Beaverhead Mountains and the Lemhi Range, Idaho’s scenic Lemhi River ows northwest from where it forms near the tiny town of... Read Post

image: fireworks booth
  July 2, 2019

Landon Shares Her Story of the 4th of July and Salmon River Days

Ten years ago, the best looking man I had ever seen told me about Salmon River Days. I was in no place to be making plans for the holiday weekend—Fourth of July was almost two months away and Salmon was 250 miles from where we were working... Read Post

Sacajawea Visitor Center
  June 7, 2019

Head off “Summer Learning Loss” with a visit to The Salmon Valley.

The days are getting longer, and school is out for summer. Although I look forward to the lazy summer afternoon and slower pace that June brings, I also vividly remember some of the boredom I experienced during summer breaks as a kid. Not only are... Read Post

  May 29, 2019

Summer is Coming to the Salmon Valley

“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”  - Henry James, qtd. in A Backward Glance, Edith Wharton Summer is fast approaching and with it the... Read Post

Salmon, Idaho.
  March 5, 2018

The Idaho Town In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey

Posted in Idaho January 31, 2018 by Emerson Curtright Located on the banks of “The River of No Return” and surrounded by several different national forests is the quaint town of Salmon. With a population of 3,112, this little town isn’t... Read Post

  May 30, 2017

Even The Crazy Tourist loves Salmon, Idaho!

Another online travel magazine finds Salmon, Idaho and loves it! "Salmon is a town clinging to an old wild west identity without the roughness..." ranks Salmon #2 in 15 "Best Small Towns to Visit in Idaho". - "The western... Read Post

FredThomas-2017 - Salmon artwork
  March 30, 2017

Outside: Salmon River Steelhead

This is a featured article in written by Greg Thomas and illustrated by Fred Thomas from February 2017. I grew up along the Pacific Northwest’s coastal salmon and steelhead streams where it was easy to spot the rookie... Read Post

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