|What do you mean, you don't want to buy a book?|
|The author has her complimentary coffee, for what more could she want?|
|They did not see the Snake like this, they saw it in the rain, snow, sleet, and|
cold. This does show some of the gentle rapids and sheer walls.
|Note where the falls start, too far down for them to|
reach for water. That's a 200-300 foot drop
to the river. If they got down, how would they
get back to the top carrying water? How would
they get back to the top at all?
|If they could get down for water, they often could not get back up, and|
there was little navigable shore line for them to walk on.
|A slightly enlarged view of above, shooting into the morning sun. Not the|
kind of terrain I'd want to hike in a seeming never-ending winter.
Come to think of it, not the kind of terrain I'd want to hike for more than a day trip ;-)