Best Snowpack in Years Secures Far and Away Adventures’ Rafting Departures on Jarbidge/Bruneau in Lower 48’s Wildest Region by neraksells


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Contact: Steve Lentz
Far and Away Adventures
Tel: 800-232-8588

Best Snowpack in Years Secures Far and Away Adventures’ Rafting
Departures on Jarbidge/Bruneau in Lower 48’s Wildest Region

SUN VALLEY, ID, Feb. 29, 2011 – Heralding dates for accessing the
Jarbidge/Bruneau come spring is akin to the excitement of fall’s first Beaujolais
Nouveau. Both require a good year.

Paddlers can get onto Nevada’s northerly free-flowing Jarbidge/Bruneau River
system for only a few weeks each spring but when and for how long is determined by
snowpack. No dams control the flow of this remote river system.

Far and Away Adventures has been reading snowpack and
water levels and this week announced three 2011 four-day / three-night trips: May
17-20, May 23-26 and June 1-4. The per person, double rate is $1,680.

“This will be an excellent season based on above average snowpack,” predicts Steve
Lentz, the owner of Far and Away Adventures who has explored this river since
1983. He added that this trip offers one of the longest continuous stretches of white
water commercially run the US with rapids rating Class III to Class IV+.

A portion of this adventure includes five miles
of Class III and IV rapids as the river drops more than 100 feet per mile. It is
notorious as being the wildest, longest stretch of whitewater commercially run on a
wilderness river in North America.

Guests access a primitive and isolated 3.2-million- acre wild environment, the most
remote wilderness in the lower 48 (named the Bruneau/Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness),
after departing the urbanities of either Sun Valley or Boise, ID. Launch is at an
historic stage stop on the old Boise-Elko stagecoach run.

The Jarbidge/Bruneau has been federally protected as a Wild and Scenic River along
with the canyons whose walls fringe the river for nearly 70 miles, sometimes reaching
a height of 1,200 feet and offering needle and hoodoo formations dating to 10 or 12
million years ago when the last super-volcano erupted in the region.

The area is home to the oldest trees (Juniper) in Idaho. Over these, golden eagles
and prairie falcons soar in the thermals. Migratory birds on the Pacific flyway make
their presence known. Spring wildflowers are at their profuse best.
Tented camping is in intimate grottos of cedar and juniper. Offering a style of services
and amenities to which discerning travelers prefer to be accustomed, morning begins
with a breakfast spread for early risers who can eat a cooked breakfast later if they
choose. Formally served appetizers surface around 7 p.m. and a four-course, linen-
draped, candlelight dinner proceeds before a naturalist discourses with music around
the campfire. Portable outhouses with solar-generated lights, endless hot water for
showers and state-of-art tents with elevated beds, flannel linens, carpets and
nightstands ensure sweet dreams.

Far and Away Adventures walks the sustainable talk throughout its programs. While
offering the world's most luxurious wilderness camping both on Yellowstone Lake
and while whitewater rafting on Idaho's Middle Fork of the Salmon and the Wild and
Scenic Bruneau, they do so in a fully sustainable and organic manner with, among
others, a leave-no-trace ethic and gourmet meals that are 95 percent organic from
locally sourced foods. Health for the environment and for the guest come together
daily, with morning yoga and a trained massage therapist on call on every trip.

Far and Away Adventures has been sharing the excitement of paddling with
adventuresome guests since 1980. Simply, the wonders of nature and those created
by Far and Away Adventures for guests plying these and other privileged waters
create a new category for those who seek experiences above and beyond the
ordinary. Far and Away Adventures’ guests are moved beyond world-class into a
universe where luxury and wilderness blend marvelously together. For a detailed
itinerary on this and other programs on equally privileged waters, please contact Far
and Away Adventures; toll free 800-232-8588 or visit the web site http://www.far-


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