Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Snake River

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    Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Snake River Adventure from Small Ship Cruise Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon (c) Linda Garrison

    Columbia and Snake River Cruise Activities

    Hells Canyon on the Snake River is the deepest gorge in North America. The Snake River rushes through the canyon at depths ranging from only 2 feet to over 100 feet deep.

    Passengers on small river ships sailing the Columbia and Snake Rivers of the Pacific Northwest ride jet boats from Clarkston upstream about 80 miles into the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. The boat is covered, the ride is not rough, and it is lots of fun for everyone. The jet boats stop twice on the excursion. The first stop is at a lovely ranch for a hot lunch, and the second is at peaceful Cache Creek Ranch for a break. The ride back downstream goes much quicker, but those riding in the back of the jet boats might get wet from the spray.

    The jet boats pass through rugged canyon scenery, and the contrast between the rolling river and the sheer cliffs towering overhead is breathtaking. Every bend of the river promises a new sight, whether it be wildlife, fishermen, or a...MORE historic mine.

    A ride in a jet boat up the Snake River from Clarkston provides views of magnificent rocky mountains and class 1 and 2 rapids.

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    Wild Turkeys in Hells Canyon

    Wild Turkeys in Hells Canyon
    ••• Snake River Jet Boat Adventure from Small Ship Cruise Wild Turkeys in Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon (c) Linda Garrison

    Our jet boat adventure stopped for a hot lunch at a lovely ranch on the bank of the Snake River. While at the ranch, we spotted these wild turkeys. They didn't seem to be worried that Thanksgiving was scheduled in just a couple of months.

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    Buck Deer Meets John Deere on Jet Boat Excursion

    Buck Deer Meets John Deere on Jet Boat Excursion
    ••• Jet Boat Adventure in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Buck Deer Meets John Deere on Jet Boat Excursion. Hells Canyon (c) Linda Garrison

    On our jet boat adventure into Hells Canyon, we stopped at a ranch for a hot lunch. The owners had porta-potties installed in their barn. Imagine our surprise when we saw the bar was occupied by this buck deer, who coincidentally was bedded down by a John Deere tractor. Great photo op!

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    Big Horn Sheep in Hell's Canyon

    Big Horn Sheep in Hell's Canyon
    ••• Jet Boat Adventure in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Big Horn Sheep in Hell's Canyon. Hells Canyon (c) Linda Garrison
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    Flag on Mountain Top

    Flag on Mountain Top
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Snake River Flag on Mountain Top. Hells Canyon (c) Linda Garrison

    If you look closely, you can see an American flag flying atop this mountain. A local resident changes out the flag periodically as it becomes damaged from the wind and weather. Quite a hike up to the top, isn't it? The next photo shows the large flag more clearly.

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    Flag on Mountain Top in Hell's Canyon

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Rock Formations in Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Rock Formations in Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Adventure in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Rock Formations in Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon (c) Linda Garrison
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    Bridge over the Snake River near Clarkston, Washington

    Bridge over the Snake River near Clarkston, Washington
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Bridge over the Snake River near Clarkston, Washington. Hells Canyon (c) Linda Garrison
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    Cache Creek Ranch in Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Cache Creek Ranch in Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Cache Creek Ranch in Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    View of Hells Canyon of the Snake River from Cache Creek

    View of Hells Canyon of the Snake River from Cache Creek
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon View of Hells Canyon of the Snake River from Cache Creek. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison

    The jet boats stopover at the Cache Creek station for a break. It's very peaceful, and the views of the river are lovely.

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    Rafting on the Snake River in Hells Canyon

    Rafting on the Snake River in Hells Canyon
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Rafting on the Snake River in Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison

    Whitewater rafting is a popular activity in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

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    Lewiston, Idaho Elks Club Overlooks Snake River

    Lewiston, Idaho Elks Club Overlooks Snake River
    ••• Snake River Excursion Lewiston Idaho Elks Club Overlooks Snake River. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison

    The Lewiston, Idaho Elks Club was severely damaged by landslides in 1998, and the clubhouse has been teetering on the edge of the cliff for the last decade.

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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Kirby Creek Lodge in Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Fishing Boat in Hells Canyon

    Fishing Boat in Hells Canyon
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Fishing Boat in Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Bighorn Sheep in Hells Canyon

    Bighorn Sheep in Hells Canyon
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Bighorn Sheep in Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison

    This young sheep was not fazed by our jet boat at all.

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    Riding in a Jet Boat in Hells Canyon

    Riding in a Jet Boat in Hells Canyon
    ••• Riding in a Jet Boat in Hells Canyon. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison

    This ride is as much fun as it looks!

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    Wet Ride in a Jet Boat in Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Wet Ride in a Jet Boat in Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Snake River Excursion Wet Ride in a Jet Boat in Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison

    The jet boat driver warned us that those in the back would get wet on the downstream trip, and we did!

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    Bridge Over Snake River in Clarkston, Washington

    Bridge Over Snake River in Clarkston, Washington
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Bridge Over Snake River in Clarkston, Washington. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Bridge Over Snake River in Clarkston, Washington

    Bridge Over Snake River in Clarkston, Washington
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon of the Pacific Northwest Bridge Over Snake River in Clarkston, Washington. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Passengers Disembark Jet Boats at Cache Creek in Hells Canyon

    Passengers Disembark Jet Boats at Cache Creek in Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Hells Canyon National Recreation Area of Idaho and Oregon Passengers Disembark Jet Boats at Cache Creek in Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Snake River Bridge near Clarkston, Washington

    Snake River Bridge near Clarkston, Washington
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Snake River Bridge near Clarkston, Washington. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Lewiston, Idaho Elks Club Overlooks Snake River

    Lewiston, Idaho Elks Club Overlooks Snake River
    ••• Building Teeters on Cliff Overlooking Snake River Lewiston, Idaho Elks Club Overlooks Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison

    This Elks Club building was severely damaged in the 1990's when a large rock slide broke away under the building and covered the road below.

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    Ancient Rock Petroglyph near Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Ancient Rock Petroglyph near Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Ancient Rock Petroglyph near Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Ancient Rock Petroglyph near Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Ancient Rock Petroglyph near Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Ancient Rock Petroglyph near Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Jet Boat in Hells Canyon on the Snake River

    Jet Boat in Hells Canyon on the Snake River
    ••• Snake River Adventure from Small Ship Cruise Jet Boat in Hells Canyon on the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Jet Boat in Hells Canyon on the Snake River

    Jet Boat in Hells Canyon on the Snake River
    ••• Snake River Adventure from Small Ship Cruise Jet Boat in Hells Canyon on the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Kirby Creek Lodge in Hells Canyon on the Snake River

    Kirby Creek Lodge in Hells Canyon on the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Kirby Creek Lodge in Hells Canyon on the Snake River. Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison
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    Kirby Creek Lodge in Hells Canyon of the Snake River

    Kirby Creek Lodge in Hells Canyon of the Snake River
    ••• Jet Boat Ride in Hells Canyon Kirby Creek Lodge in Hells Canyon of the Snake River. Kirby Creek Lodge in Hells Canyon of the Snake River (c) Linda Garrison