Here are some more adventurous kids diving off the face of Stanley Rock at Koberg Beach. With current water levels, they would barely make a splash.
As I write this post I'm looking across at the same side of Hospital Hill. All of those patches of vegetation have extended considerably. Most of the west side of that drainage is tree covered now.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
AH yes, this brings me back to my childhood. Use to that all the time.
DanK on 8th August 2014 @ 7:08am
It looks like there are a lot of loose rocks where the kids are jumping from. I don't remember that from the 50's.
Buzz on 8th August 2014 @ 7:10am
Looks like a water line just above the two divers?
Did you come in higher up on the rock and then climb down to where they are diving?
And when did boys no longer wear the singlet top swimsuit?
Yes, I am always a little surprised at how much more vegetation covers the WS hills compared to the early photos here. I suppose fires such as what is taking place right now at Rowena could contribute to less vegetation.
I have wondered if the Bonneville pool creates more humidity or if our climate has changed enough to create more growth.
l.e. on 8th August 2014 @ 8:25am
By coincidence I happened to be boating by this spot last evening. The depth sounder said 165 feet right near this spot. You can still see the marking for the height of the 1894 flood about 20 feet up the rock just around the corner.
Arthur on 8th August 2014 @ 9:23am
We climbed up from the river in the 50's. But as I remember it , when we climbed up the face we were closer to the beach where we started up, than these kids are.
Buzz on 8th August 2014 @ 10:14am
And I don't remember any ledges where you could sit down. It appears the face of Stanley Rock has changed some over the years.
Buzz on 8th August 2014 @ 10:20am
And now that you mention water lines, it looks like there are several, and dramatically different. One of the reasons they said they were building the dams.
nels on 8th August 2014 @ 10:42am
Some VERY serious accidents happened as a result of the diving. But in the 50's we were indestructible weren't we?
Judy on 8th August 2014 @ 11:54am
We thought we were indestructible, and some of us got lucky.
Buzz on 8th August 2014 @ 2:15pm
Guess my hubby was one that got lucky......
Charlott on 11th August 2014 @ 3:45pm