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Hells Canyon by Jet Boat

Michele Smith: Out and About


Michele Smith

Big horn sheep on a bluff above the Snake River.

Since 2019, neither rain nor sleet nor snow has prevented the U.S. Postal Service from delivering mail to people living along the Snake River in the remote and rugged regions of Hells Canyon.

Last Wednesday was no different, when 20 of us boarded the mail boat in Clarkston for the 160-mile round trip.

We pushed off the dock at the Port of Clarkston on a beautiful, sunny day, and were expertly guided through some of the most rugged and scenic landscape the country has to offer, by Riverboat Captain Tyler Bezett and his skipper, 16-year-old Kison Fletcher, who work for Beamer's Hells Canyon...

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