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Bigwater Blowout lures rafters to challenge Salmon River whitewater

Whitewater carnage at the Bigwater Blowout on the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. (Courtesy)
Whitewater carnage at the Bigwater Blowout on the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho. (Courtesy)

WATERSPORTS -- The annual Bigwater Blowout is coming up on the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho, on June 3. The name is apt, as you'll see in this rapid carnage footage from the past.  The event is a great party and spectator sport even if you're not throwing yourself to the mercy of the river.



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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