Multi-Modal Snake

american-empress

We didn’t expect the Snake River area to provide so many unique distractions. Here the American Empress is coming out of the locks at the Lower Granite Dam.

 

pontoon-plane

Not many rivers can handle pontoon planes but there was enough straight runs of the river to allow this pilot access.

ski-boat

Fall brought out the boaters too. As you can see, October temps were perfect.

s-s-legacy

There are several cruise lines that run the Snake. The cruise season is remarkably long as one line begins sailing in late February and goes to the end of November.

multi-modal-river

Coming together – planes, trains and jet ski boats.

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Not at all the action was on the river. Looking as clean and new as it was from the factory, this farmer seemed to be quite proud of his combine.