it’s really called Hell. Hells Gate that is. We have so many places that we often drive through or stop for one night. But that is not the point of this life we have chosen,and so we have taken this trip to stop and enjoy some places we noted in the past as “gotta go back to”. Most of the stops this trip have been in Idaho. What an amazing state for scenery and drives. Hells Gate State Park was one of those. I can’t believe I did not take one photo of the campground. It was almost regal in appearance.
The pattern in this tour is if we stay two nights in one place we get a day to jam all the touring in, if we stay three nights we get two days; easy math I know!
As Hells Gate was a two-nighter we had to think hard about what to do. The cities of Lewiston and Clarkston, separated by the Snake River, would have alone sufficed for a day each. But sometimes you get enough “city” stuff and have to go country. So we did that. We set out on a tour with the destination of seeing Hells Canyon – the lookout, the viewpoint, whatever the drive allowed. It turned into a long 7 hour day, filled with majestic scenery, and luckily enough, finding the Hells Canyon lookout point. The roads were not for the faint of heart, and as always glad that Don is “Driving Miss Donna”!
The lake is the reservoir formed by Brownlee Dam on the Snake River. It was not the largest dam we have seen, but so beautiful as the sunset approached.
Hells Canyon is breathtaking and well worth the road trip.