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Nestled in a lush green valley, secluded by towering timbered ridges, an oasis of backcountry luxury
surrounded by National Forest, the River of No Return Wilderness and some of the finest trout waters in the intermountain Northwest.
Settled in a deep valley an hour and a half from Cascade, Wapiti Meadow Ranch is roamed by herds of elk and threaded with more than 50 miles of trout-swimming waters, which is what led Orvis, the outdoor outfitter specializing in fly-fishing gear to endorse the ranch out in the middle of nowhere.
Trained guides accompany guests on foot, horseback, or by plane to new fishing spots every day of their stay, on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River, on No-Name Lake (which has no trail leading to it, either), on countless streams and high-mountain lakes, or on Johnson's Creek, which runs past the original 1910s lodge and the four more recently built cabins that house the ranch's maximum 15 guests
"The chance to have an expert help you read the streams and take you to places where there's no one else is extraordinary," says Coloradan Bill Barreire who had 40-fish days as a guest two years ago (though he didn't get to keep any due to the catch-and-release program
If you want a different view of the country, ask Diana, a lifelong horsewoman, to go horseback riding. Or ask Barry, a fourth-generation son of the Idaho backcountry to take you gold panning. Treasures such as gold flakes and garnets are found on occasion and the adrenaline rush that comes with it will teach you all you need to know about why anyone settled in these mountains in the I860s,
"A week here gives guests some idea of the challenges settlers faced" Diana says, not specifying if she means those of the gold rush days or the early Native Americans who left a 6,000-year old cache of tools on site. While there's no doubt that guests get a sense of how rugged it was, Wapiti Meadow tries to make it easy for their guests.
That's where the outdoor hot tub or one of the amazing "hearty gourmet" meals, served in the main lodge's comfortable dining room, comes in. The elegant service nicely complements the rustic lodge handbuilt by Clark Cox and his son. The Coxes harvested trees on the property for wood and used horses to pull the logs up a ramp to build the walls and floors of their dude ranch, one of Idaho's originals.
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