I'm not sure why this strikes me as odd, but sometimes irrigation ditches need to cross rivers. This is where the Farmer's Irrigation District ditch crosses the Hood River just north of Winan's Corner. Benjamin Gifford image, circa 1910.
Understanding grade, before our modern day instruments fascinates me. It's not just a matter of getting it downhill, but getting it downhill at the right slope without losing the water or logs over the edge.
If the water was moving too fast, it would probably slosh over the corner before it crossed the river.
L.E. on 22nd February 2017 @ 7:35am
This is really cool because until this photo I'd never seen a photo of the flume turn and go around that rock bluff. I knew it did and you can see evidence of it on the bluff. At some point they hired Chinese workers to chisel through the rock. It was known to the Farmers Irrigation crew as the "deep cut" There used to be a little evidence of one of their camps in the same area.
Dan Kleinsmith on 22nd February 2017 @ 8:23am
This is the second time we have seen this photo. It was number 650 last time. Great view however.
OrMtnMaid on 23rd February 2017 @ 8:17am
Just making sure you're paying attention, @OrMtnMaid.
i didn't institute a method for formally tracking which images have been posted until I was a few years into this, so I'm sure there will be occasional repeats. I appreciate your noting them so we can link the comments together for future reference.
Arthur on 23rd February 2017 @ 9:59am
Does the "ditch walkers " trail still exist on the FID? Fantastic hike ! ! !
William D. Pattison on 3rd March 2017 @ 12:56pm