Nature: River of No Return

Nature: River of No Return

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 8:00pm

Credit: Courtesy of Isaac Babcock

Deep in the untamed heart of Idaho lies the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness, part of the largest roadless area left in the lower 48 States.

Named in honor of Idaho Senator Frank Church, and for the rugged Salmon River that flows through it, the vast 2.5 million-acre wilderness is larger than Yellowstone, yet most people have never even heard of it.  Defined by deep canyons, and mountain forests, it is a perfect habitat for abundant animal life, including wolves that are being restored to the area after an absence of 50 years.  This is the place where a young couple, Isaac and Bjornen Babcock, choose to spend a year-long honeymoon.  But what begins as a romantic adventure becomes something of much greater consequence for both of them – a story that will change their lives. Nature’s River of No Return, premieres Wednesday, April 18 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11).

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