A few years ago I floated the last nine miles of the Thorne River with four other friends. It was awesome. My buddy Josh and I caught salmon from our kayaks and in the twilight around ten we ate then around a campfire.
Saturday I carefully settled into a $49.99 inflatable raft for a solo float a little further upriver. It was early, and a few weeks before the salmon start up, but there was plenty of sun and trout.
Dolly Varden are viewed by many as a trash fish, but they are a great fight and tasty river-side meal.
The weather was beautiful. Two days before the float it as 57 and rainy. Two days after it was 57 and rainy. But the day of the float, it was 85.