Raft Trip Lunch

CDA Adventures sources locally grown lunches every year for our raft trip lunch. We are frequently told that this great lunch on the great river of the Clark Fork makes a great day…that more fantastic. This is one of the reasons our customers choose us!

We are using fresh grown herbs and ingredients from our gardens whenever possible.


Entree Items:
Honey Mustard Chicken Croissant Sandwhich
Grilled Chicken breast on a fresh croissant with spinach and cheese. Served with our homemade honey mustard dressing. This dressing has no mayo in it. We we also be offering this item with hand carved roasted turkey breast.
Grilled Chicken Ceasar Wrap
Grilled chicken breast with romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese and a side of caesar dressing.
Fresh Herb Lemon Chicken Pasta
Basil and Tarragon, cherry tomatoes and peas from our gardens make this a summer favorite. Topped with grilled chicken all in a fresh lemon dressing.

Salad Items: 

Lemon Cucumber Salad
Thin sliced cucumbers, radishes, and orange bell pepper in a light lemon dressing.
Mandarin Melon Salad with Lemon Sherry Dressing and Mint
Mandarin orange slices with melon in our homemade lemon sherry dressing. Coarse chopped mint from our garden garnishes this salad.
Three Bean Corn Salad
Jalapeno, cilantro, onion and lime with pinto, kidney, black beans and grilled corn. This is also a great wrap for our vegetarian guests.

All this offered with our homemade pickled green beans. We canned 72 this year! 🙂 

Coeur d’Alene River Rafting

Just this week we have partnered with Joe Roope from Castaway Fly Shop and are now offering Coeur d’Alene River Trips!

This is a great way to spend half the day in the Coeur d’Alene/Spokane area.  This is a nice river float down the Lower Coeur d’Alene River! Great for all ages and abilities!  Nervous about younger children on the boats? This is your float trip! You get out on the water without any stress. Picture a lazy river, warm breezes and a total release of all your cares! This is a great day on Coeur d’Alene River rafting. Guests view birds, moose, and has North Idaho written all over it. This is a peaceful section of river with gentle flows that run all summer long. Jump in to swim! This is a crystal clear spring fed water that houses Cutthroat year round and Chinook Salmon in the fall. Coeur d’Alene River Rafting trip is only offered through CDA Adventures, but we meet at Castaway Fly Shop on 4th in Coeur d’Alene.





Back Up a Boat Trailer

Proving them Wrong: How to Back Up and Park a Boat Trailer for Gals

You pull up, sunglasses on, curls in tow. Wearing pink. You can feel the energy of the people at the boat ramp and their body language sag as you pull up. Well, you will prove them wrong. Many first time boaters (or borrowers) struggle backing the boat into the water, and it can be tricky if you have never done it before. My husband and I love to watch people crashing out of their boat with drunken sea legs or launching their boats at busy times. Hilarious at times, unplanned swims, submerged vehicles, and drunken fights ensue. It’s sometimes the best human outdoor entertainment you’ll see during your day out. We’ve seen submerged trucks, gotten stuck ourselves in sand, and even blown tires. Here’s the deal; the majority of people that actually put thought into what they were doing-had smooth launch and haul-out. They got all their gear ready to go, arrived, launched, and parked. So, prove them wrong and backing up and parking a trailer has never been easier since someone told me the hint to hold the steering wheel at the bottom. Line yourself up straight with where you are headed, and while looking back at the trailer, you simply move the steering wheel the direction you want to go in small movements. That’s it. Ideally, you can do it in all one motion, but usually people reorient themselves at least once or twice when backing up. So, don’t start sweating next time you have to re-align yourself to back up. Besides, it’s pretty cool you’re trying, and if you have trouble, a million men will be there to tell you how to do it best. Have someone watch and tell you when to stop so you don’t submerge your hubcaps. Before you park, check out the spot for glass, debris, and other obstructions. Same deal when backing into the spot. Hold the wheel at the bottom! Choose a spot that is out of the limelight for easy loading and unloading of gear without having to wait for traffic blocking you. Next time you are at the launch site and it’s deserted, volunteer for practice. People will be appreciative, and you’ll get the practice! Happy Boating.

Back Up a Boat Trailer!!!
Sara Forsythe, Coeur d’Alene Adventures