Baggage Boat – Used on Middle Fork Salmon & Main Salmon Cast & Blast to haul equipment, luggage & food between camps.
The sweep boat, also known as a pontoon boat, is a 24 foot long boat run with long sweep blades that are located out the front and back of the boat. The captain of the sweep boat stands in the middle of the boat and maneuvers it, using the momentum of the current to guide the boat through the whitewater. The sweep boat driver and the swamper, two of the crew members, will ride the sweep boat each day and go ahead of the group to set up camp. When you arrive in camp, these two will have all of the equipment set up and waiting for your arrival including tents, cots, tables, restrooms, shower, etc.