Daily Expedition Reports
Snake River and Hells Canyon
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 20 Sep 2019

Snake River and Hells Canyon

  • Aboard the National Geographic Quest
  • Pacific Northwest

Our final day of our expedition on the Columbia River was more exciting than any of us had imagined it could be. Early in the day, we traveled to Clarkston, Washington where we boarded small jet boats on the Snake River. Our time on the jet boats was spent winding up the spectacular river through extreme and rugged parts of Hells Canyon. Over the course of the day we were able to observe beautiful wildflowers, long horn sheep, mule deer, wild turkeys, bald eagles and even a black bear! Our lunch stop was especially delicious as we were able to pick fresh plums, apples and pears from the trees and devour them right on the spot! It was an adventurous ride and excellent end to our week in the Pacific Northwest.

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