Friday, July 20, 2012

Deadman Hole Ramp Placed



Our intrepid Deadman Hole Reporter (DHR), Stephen N. took The Family Dog, Trevor, for a walk tonight at the Deadman Hole Recreation Site construction area. The DHR sent along three photos showing the new boat ramp the BLM is putting into Deadman. Obviously, it had to be a piece of major prefab reinforced concrete. They sure wouldn't be pouring concrete in water that high!  The DHR noted, "The Machinery is blocking so no idiots try to launch there."  We have also duplicated one of Stephen's earlier photos and added a red "A" to mark the spot of the new ramp as well as a red "B" to mark the old, decrepit, substandard ramp farther down river. THANKS, Stephen, "ya dun good" and Trevor is very photogenic!  By the way, our DHR also said he saw "Only a couple of cars and a nice dory anchored at Tunnel Rock, fishing."  Click here to read more about the BLM's Deadman Hole Extreme Makeover.  We also have another article up and running on Deadman Hole.  You can scroll down to see it or click here to go there.

3 comments:

Pye said...

Speaking for myself: VERY happy to see the new boat ramp....but on a more serious note:

How in the heck did you get Trevor to pose for that picture?

Anonymous said...

Tennis Ball!

Was just there, and it's looking good. Should be a nice camp area, and launch.

So - anyone know - why is it called "deadman's hole"? My daughter didn't believe me when I told her it was because a man died there, but after looking at the rock cliff, . . .

John Parsons said...

Thanks for your inquiry about the naming of Deadman Hole. Supposedly the body of Issac T. Swim was found there in the early 1880's. You can read more about Swim here: http://goo.gl/elGp5 The story will also be told on an interpretive sign to be placed there once the new facilities are complete.