After seeing the river from the observation platform, we just had to head for the road/trail that took us down into the valley. We didn't have to hike far down the hill to get to the lake shore. As we ate our lunch we were entertained by the work boats. They reminded us of a mother duck and 2 ducklings. The "ducklings" would navigate their way thru the debris to attach cables to the shore and bring them back to the "mother duck". The larger boat would then gather up the debri within giant floats. It was a once in a lifetime experience that neither of us will forget!! Hope you have enjoyed the hike on the Rim Trail and experience of Nov. 2006. I so appreciate your visits and comments, my friends!! I love sharing good times with you!!!