|Posted on May 14, 2015 at 9:20 AM|
Dry Diggins! Jack Hastings? Hell Hike And Raft 2015!
My book just arrived! And I’m pretty anxious to start reading it. What book? Snake River Of Hells Canyon and it was a suggested option for literary excitement and informative research on the history of Hells Canyon. I will be spending 6-days in a new state for #HellHikeAndRaft2015 and I wanted to go in with as much knowledge as possible. Our Americas Rafting Company guides are extremely knowledgeable and in fact are who suggested this book to me.
I was so excited to start immersing myself into the historical happenings of the place I plan to spend 6 days that I simply ran my thumb to a random page and started to read. Here’s what that page (page186) in particular had to say...
Dry Diggings- set back about two and a half miles from the river, the pine-dark flanks of Dry Diggins Ridge rise to a peak with an elevation of 7,828 feet. This mountain on the Idaho side of the Snake River, visible between Dry Gulch and Bernard Creek, is 6,400 feet above the water—the highest point in Hells Canyon. Its name is a result of activity by Jack Hastings. Jack Hastings staked claim on Dry Diggins in 1903 where he built his cabin.
Dry Diggins is on my Hell Hike And Raft 2015 route report!
Are you kidding me? The first night I have my book I read history directly related to my trip!
My excitement level is through the roof and I can’t wait to learn more.
Maybe I should start with page one?
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