Barefoot in Hells Canyon

Barefoot in Hells Canyon
By Bryan Gould

In 1958 two teen-age boys acquire a war surplus raft in San Francisco, hop freight trains to Idaho where they’ve never been, and launch on the Snake River, intent on paddling hundreds of miles to its confluence with the Columbia River.

Along the way: they upset, go hungry, hitchhike, meet farm families, invade small Idaho towns, and now and then write their worried parents. After capsizing and losing their shoes and meager food supply in remote Hells Canyon, they grapple with a comeuppance.

Theirs is a saga of humor and history and survival and a friendship still intact after sixty years.

260 pgs with photos. ISBN 978-09710813-4-5


Idaho for the Curious | Idaho Loners | The Middle Fork | River of No Return
Snake River in Hells Canyon | Spirits of the Salmon River | The Ridgerunner
The Last Of the Mountain Man | An Innocent on the Middle Fork
Is Idaho In Iowa | Gathered Waters | Idaho Artists

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