May 31,2008 Snake River boat trip
're camped along the Snake River and decided that we would like to take the boat trip into Hell's Canyon.It was quite pricey (total 298.00) but thought this is one trip we always wanted to take.We got up early to meet the boat and it looked to be a nice day. Here's some pictures. We stopped at Cache Creek Ranch and took a break and walked around. There is a old root cellar here. Nice stop and picnic area. We made another stop at Kirby Creek Ranch some people spend the night here. More photos of our trip.
Along the river we past by areas with limestone formations.
Nice views of the mountains and snow .
Along the way we stopped at Kirkwood Ranch.In 1885 the Kirkwoods built 2 cabins on the property and moved shortly thereafter.After passing through many hands it ended up being a sheep ranch. Later on in 1975 theCongress designated it part of the National Recreation area. The forest service is in charge of the area.The white ranch house was built in 1925.
There is a log cabin that is now used for a museum.
Ther is also nice stream going through the property. It was very nice and peaceful listening to the water rush over the rocks.
The last stop on the boat was to see 1000 year old petrogyls. We had a great day and really enjoyed the boat ride. Tomorrow were back on the road again. See what our next stop holds for us.