Whitewater Rafting

Today we went on a 7-mile raft trip down the Middle Fork of the Flathead River where parts of “The River Wild” were filmed (Kevin Bacon, 1994).

The trip started amidst the beautiful vistas of Nyack Flats before flowing into the white-knuckle water of John Stevens Canyon showcasing class II-III rapids with names like “Bonecrusher” and “Jaws.”

It was a bit tamer than I thought it would be, mainly due to visiting the park in early August.  Peak water is in early June, with low water by mid-August. I think the ratings were more like I-II.

Either way it was super fun. I even managed to get the old man in the boat.

After today’s epic adventure, we headed back to Lake McDonald, the parks largest lake to take a few pictures (now the haze in the sky had started to clear up from all the fires).


Jo and I tried to skim a few stones, and failed miserably. I think I got two bounces maximum. Jo just looked like she was throwing stones haha.

That evening, we headed to Tupello Grille and had the best meal to date (we had to wait 4 days for this due to the restaurant constantly being booked out). The Elk Meatloaf definitely did not disappoint.


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