Salmon River Gorge April 1983 Expedition Salmon River Rainforest

The initial approach to Final Falls began here, near Rolling Rifle Camp, where the rainforest crowds the river, and the Salmon River Trail meanders at a gentle grade through the jungle-like understory. Here, the group attempted a river-level approach to Final Falls. After bushwhacking for more than a mile up the river, vertical cliffs suddenly rose from either side of the stream as we approached the gorge below Final Falls.

After scaling one of the cliffs, only to discover a sheer 150 foot brink on the opposite side, it became apparent that a river-level approach would not be possible. Disappointed, the group returned to the main trail to approach the falls from above.
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