6 DAY WILDERNESS ADVENTURES
The permitted season on the Selway River extends from May 15th through July 31. Our commercial trips will range from High flows of 18,000-20,000 cfs (cubic feet / second) down to 2000 cfs. All trips cap out at 16 individuals, guests and guides combined. SOAR NW has 4 launches within this prime window and we run 6 day trips. Our sixth day will provide time for a layover day which can include hiking, fishing, or relaxation. Considering that we all make such a grand effort to get into the wilderness, why not stop and enjoy it!
June 23 / July 1 / July 9 / July 17
The first 3 dates will accommodate 12 guests and 4 guides. On our standard trips we will run 4 large rafts. Three rafts will be gear boats which will provide space for 2 passengers each, and the fourth raft will be a paddle boat for six paddlers and a guide. The July 17th trip is geared toward fishing but is still an excellent technical whitewater rafting journey. For this trip we will be using our smaller boats which carry up to 2 guests maximum + gear. We can accommodate up to 10 guests and 6 guides in order to keep the boats light and nimble. These small boats minimize the chances of having to fly in due to lower water flows.
Flying in: In the event that the river is too low to start from our typical launch site at Paradise, our option is to fly into Shearer. Shearer is a land holding and airstrip established before the Wilderness Act in the heart of the Wilderness. Flights depart from the airport in Hamilton, Montana and we provide the transportation from Missoula. These 30 minute flights are exhilarating, and provide a breathtaking vantage from the air of the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness.