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Great "RESEARCH" Trip

Discussion in 'Ideas and Stories' started by Gary D., Oct 31, 2004.

  1. Gary D.

    Gary D. ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Post Falls, Idaho
    I just got back from a Steelhead fishing trip to Hell’s Canyon. We picked the wrong time because the bite was off most likely to a full Moon and the Moon Eclipse. We got a few but not many and had to release some BIG wild fish.

    So with lots of time on our hands between rapids we got a real good history lesson about the area. Our boat captain is a third generation guide on the river and well respected.

    We saw rings stuck into the rocks to pull Steamboats through them in the early 18-hundreds. It was a three-day trip from the Lewiston area to an up river Copper mine and a roughly a 4-hour trip back.

    There was some evidence that might be from a big boat accident near the entrance of Hell’s Canyon.

    Our Skipper told us one of the cables snapped while pulling a 130’ Steamer through the rapids and it turned sideways and got stuck. After a few days it broke in two and sunk. Apparently everyone got off OK.

    Now my thoughts went from 100% fishing and running rapids to 90% thinking about diving this wreck. I am seeing a dive in the future…. Research is in order……….

    The trip was great, NO PAGER and even the Cell gave up the ghost for three days.

    Gary D.

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