About the Middle Fork and Main Salmon confluence
The Middle Fork ends where it meets the Salmon River at mile 96. At the confluence, you’ll make a 90-degree change in direction and you’ll go from following a northern route to almost due west. If you’re lucky enough to have also picked up a Main Salmon permit, this change from the Middle Fork to the Main is known as “turning the corner” which is a nod to this confluence.
On river left, you’ll notice an old cabin that’s now used by the Forest Service. At this point too you’ll also come across an unfamiliar creature: Vehicles. As there is a dirt road that follows the Salmon river from here past the primary Middle Fork takeout at Cache Bar and ends a few miles downriver from there at Corn Creek.
After takeout and as you drive past this point in your vehicle, there is a bench and sign that reads: “Middle Fork of the Salmon. Yonder lies the Idaho wilderness.” This is a great place for your final group photo.