This 2.3 million acre Idaho wilderness is carved by the Salmon River into a maze of deep canyons and rugged peaks. 101 trails are described in this edition which includes 19 new trailheads.
"The great contribution of this book is not only to make the almost inaccessible accessible to the outdoor person, but also to permit the armchair enjoyment of someone who will explore this vast area only through Margaret’s words and eyes." – Bethine Church
The Salmon River and its tributaries have carved the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness into a maze of deep canyons and isolated peaks. From any high point a gigantic relief map of ridges extends to distant blue crags. The crags and ridges hide cobalt blue lakes and bubbling hot springs.
In most sections, the footprints you see will be those of elk and deer, not humans.
Both popular areas like the Bighorn Crags near Challis and remote areas like the Big Creek drainage near Yellow Pine are included in the book. Several of the roads to trailheads, such as the road to Sleeping Deer and the Nez Perce Trail Road are adventures in themselves.
Margaret's guidebook has been the only guidebook to the trails of that area for 30 years. It was updated and expanded in 2006.