The Snake River separates Washington and Idaho. The two sister cities across the river from each other are Lewiston, ID and Clarkston, WA. Obviously named after Lewis and Clark [Lewiston is home to Lewis-Clark State College]. Lewiston is the larger and older of the two cities.
Fun fact for Clarkston: Clarkston has the highest zip code , of any city in the contiguous US.
Fun fact for Lewiston: Lewiston is reachable by some ocean-going vessels, 465 river miles from the Pacific Ocean/mouth of the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon! This is due to dams on the Snake and Columbia Rivers. Lewiston has the distinction of being the farthest inland port east of the west coast. Barges of timber products, grain, and other goods are shipped via the Snake-Columbia system to the Pacific Ocean.
There are several outfitters in Lewiston that offer jet boat rides/tour of Hells Canyon/Snake River. The cost is $95 for 4 hours or $175 for all day.
Hells Canyon is a 10 mile wide canyon located along the border of eastern Oregon and western Idaho. It is North America’s deepest river gorge at 8,000’.
We were going to go on one of these, but then went on YouTube to look at videos and it wasn’t what either of us were visually thinking of. I was thinking there would be incredibly high walled cliffs on both sides of the river… as though going thru a valley. Instead, what we saw were videos of a river with rolling baby mountains on each side. Pretty but NOT spectacular and unique. Thus we passed on the jet ride.