Posts by Sean Bierle
The 2021 Season, What an Incredible Ride!
We hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of the winter season and getting into the holiday spirit. Winter is always an exciting time at Confluences as our boat house and base of operations in Idaho once again falls under the spell of winter. The seasons are changing and we wanted to reflect on another incredible…Read More
Camping on the Salmon River – Everything You Need to Know
Camping on the Salmon River is the closest we have come to paradise. Since 1982 we have been perfecting everything about our camp culture. From spacious tents and sleeping mattresses to mouth watering entrees and beer pairings, come discover the magic of multi-day rafting with Confluences River Expeditions! Pulling into camp along the Salmon River…Read More
Getting in the Groove! CRE River Toilet.
No Fear! Creating Healthy Groover Culture. What is the groover? A groover is a portable river toilet! One of the many specialized and beloved systems river runners have been using for decades. The name “groover” comes from the storied history of these interesting contraptions. Back in the 70’s, when running rivers was gaining popularity, watertight…Read More
Dutch Oven Tips! Cooking River-style with Confluences River Expeditions
Dutch ovens (D.O.’s) are a staple of many river kitchens. The Confluences river kitchen is no exception. We usually employ 3-4 dutch ovens a night, each specifically tasked with creating a delicious part of our elaborate river meals. They allow us to turn any camp into a five star restaurant! Dutch ovens have a long,…Read More
Current Idaho Snow Pack and What It Means
What’s going on with all the snow in the mountains and how does it impact this upcoming summer? Here in Idaho we are lucky to have an abundance of free flowing rivers. What does this mean exactly? A free flowing river is defined as a waterway that has been largely unaffected by human made changes…Read More
The 2019 season at Confluences River Expeditions! Remembering incredible times.
The summer of 2019 was truly special for the Confluences river family. We had multiple trips down our beloved Salmon River with both old and new friends. We had trips with families that came out on the river and found a place of connection and adventure. We also had a trip with Camp Hodia, an…Read More
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Happy winter from a snow covered sleepy Idaho! Deep within the Idaho Rockies, at the Confluences River Expeditions basecamp, all the river gear is packed away and the boathouse is under a couple feet of snow. All the guides are off enjoying their winters and our hometown of Cascade Idaho has fallen into a cozy…Read More
Snowpack for 2019 Season
The 2019 rafting season is shaping up to be a great one! Currently, snowpack is at 112% for the Salmon River basin, which means we should have great flows all summer long.Read More
Play in Salmon Idaho
Make time to play in Salmon Idaho Here are a few ways that we play in Salmon Idaho. Think about adding one of these fun activities before or after your river trip. Explore the Sacajawea Center Salmon is the home of the Sacajawea Center, where you can learn more about Sacajawea, the other members of…Read More
Disconnect to Reconnect
Take a River Trip – Disconnect to Reconnect We are connected in today’s world, stuck in a barrage of texts, social media, email and the internet that demands constant attention. We operate 24/7 on information overload and it shows: our tech-hungry population is distracted and overwhelmed. It is time: disconnect to reconnect with loved ones…Read More
Dutch Oven and Craft Beer Dinner
Dutch Oven Craft Beer Dinner With Local Foods We love good food and drink and jumped at the opportunity to raise money for one of our favorite local non-profits, Salmon Valley Stewardship, by offering a Dutch oven craft beer dinner using local foods for auction. Chris and I teamed with Jeff and Gina Knudson and…Read More
German Sausage Making
Summer Sausage and German Sausage Making Fest Even though we live in a remote place, Salmon is home to a lot of foodies. It is not unusual to eat an entire meal made from local ingredients paired with locally made beverages. This past weekend we attended the annual German Sausage Making fest at former Silver…Read More
Confluences River Expeditions has offered world-class Idaho rafting trips on the gorgeous River of No Return since 1982. We give personal service from the first phone call to the last rapid. Book your unforgettable Main Salmon River adventure today!