Thursday, October 16, 2008

Many Rivers to Cross

There are several ways people ford the Lochsa River.

The Forest Service maintains four or five foot bridges along Highway 12, each of which goes across to a system of trails.

There are also private crossings, like this, with a little cart on a wire, powered by gravity and controlled by a handbrake. I bet that's a little crazy in the winter when there are icicles present. Maybe they just walk across the ice in that case, I don't know.

And then there's this luxury model – a whole cabin with curtains and all.

If you lived by the river, knowing how to cross it would be a major part of your life.

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