Payette River's whitewater is prime

Escape the blasting heat of the Treasure Valley with the splash of the Payette River less than an hour away.

Outfitters offer full and half-day trips, and recreational rafters are also streaming down the river.

Here's a video shot last week on the river, and we'll also have a full-blown story on rafting the Payette River in the July 17 edition of Idaho Outdoors.

Keep on paddling.