More On The Highway Rapid

My Dad recalls the Highway Rapid: “The real problem was you would come down in a westerly direction, and the whole river would slam into the bank of the highway and then make a right angle turn. The force of the river would actually pin boats against the bank, and many of the guides would just pull the boat around.  Where it made its major right angle turn there were large boulders to dodge, and the river was very swift.  The waves were very high, and the river would smash into the bank,and create crazy currents.  The guide told my father and I to get out, and he would pick us up below.  He rowed a wooden boat right through, but some of the guides just roped their boats through there.  Below that rapid you came to the Ditsworth’s place, and I used to fish for steelhead in there.

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

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