Barker-Ewing Whitewater: Overnight Rafting on the Snake River
The Ewing family was the first to be granted a campsite in the Forest Service-owned Pine Creek Canyon just off of the Snake River. Today, the Ewing family hosts a semi-permanent site there, with six private tent cabins furnished with hardwood floors and beds. The trip begins in the afternoon, with a picturesque float eight miles down the Snake River to the campsite, followed by some campfire gourmet – grilled steak, corn-on-the-cob, salad, garlic bread, and peach crisp. The next morning, Barker-Ewing Whitewater treats campers to a hearty breakfast before setting off on an eight-mile whitewater rafting adventure through class II and III rapids in the heart of the Snake River Canyon.
"The overnight affords a little extra time to take a breath and just be in this place that we all hold so dear," says Heather Ewing. "It's unique, it's special, and you get the whole picture of the Snake River with the combination of the scenic float and the whitewater." [$210; barker-ewing.com]