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Old 01-29-2013, 08:26 PM   #2914
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Originally Posted by oldmonkeybut View Post
I have not forgotten that Rattle Snake infested place. In the early eighties while living in LaGrande one of my roommates was trying to access an old mine just upstream from there. There was a bit more water than he planned on and his Jeep drowned and floated down into a deep hole. When we got up there just one corner of the roll bar was all that was sticking out of the river. Lots of Swimming, diving and winching. Freezing cold water also.
Couple a yayhoos got drunk and drove a P/U into Hood River a few years back and got it swamped.
Drunk enough to go git another truck, attempt to pull it out,...
and, yep,... you guessed it,... got it stuck in the river, too.
Tow truck driver turned 'em in, made the front page.
Big small town news!!
Got blood tests over limit as I recall, and some county jail time.
Wild & Scenic River, not a mud bog for Rednecks
"got no problem with keeping truly roadless areas as wild....
On the other hand, if it has been logged or mined and roads already exist,,
...then that land should be open for public use" (peterman)
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