Evenings on the Selway
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.