Evenings on the Selway

Evening on the Selway River, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Idaho

One of the great many joys of running Idaho’s Selway River is the long evenings. Our first trip every year launches on the summer solstice, and the days remain long even as summer slowly wanes in the following weeks. A hardworking river guide has plenty of time to clean up dinner and wander in the soft light. The evening air is usually lovely and mild, the river large and graceful, the wilderness vast, the forest lush. One of the iconic sights of the Selway is the boughs of giant Western Redcedars overhanging the rushing green water.

Western Redcedar (Thuja plicata) beside the Selway River, Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Idaho

2 thoughts on “Evenings on the Selway

  1. These images both have a sense of peace to them, and very much evoke the feeling of a walk along the river, after dinner, as the sun goes down.

    The bottom image is especially appealing to me. I like the lighting and the way the runners sort of move over the ground like serpents. The moving water in the BG adds a very pleasing element…

  2. I really like the redcedar shot. It’s a nice juxtaposition of movement and stillness. The movement of the water somehow matches the sprawling of the roots and the spreading needles and branches. It feels very peaceful but not static.

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