Broughton Lumber Flume Exploration C7



Lassie Rides the Log Flume, ViewMaster reel from the 1967 Lassie Episode titled Lassie “Ride the Mountain”

Lassie stays in Hood River to film Lassie Ride the Mountain episode, as well as two other Lassie episodes. Article from Aug 1967 Hood River News

Lassie on the front page of the Hood River News, in town to film Lassie Ride the Mountain, Dangerous Journey, and Fury at Wind River episodes. Yay, Lassie rides the Broughton Log Flume!!

Riding the Broughton Log Flume. Historic photo on display at the Hood River Museum.

Riding the Broughton lumber flume boat

12 Responses to “Broughton Lumber Flume Exploration C7”

  1. Sharon Says:

    How can I hike to parts of this?

  2. Bill Rodebaugh Says:


    I’ve searched for years to find that LASSIE episode of the Broughton Lumber Flume. Could I watch on-line or purchase a copy of that video of LASSIE ON THE FLUME and also CHARLIE THE COUGAR riding the flume?



    • curiousgorgeguidebook Says:

      Bill, the Charlie movie is easily found on Amazon. Lassie not so. You’ll need to record an episode off Nickelodeon or such, as the Lassie episodes involving the Gorge have never been commercially available. “Friend” Curios Gorge on Facebook to see a teaser of the flume episode.

  3. Bill Rodebaugh Says:

    Thanks for the answers. The only thing is that Nickelodeon hasn’t shown Lassie since the early 90’s so there isn’t much hope in me finding the LASSIE episode that way.

  4. Bill Rodebaugh Says:


    Nickelodeon hasn’t shown the LASSIE episodes since the early 90’s and even then, the Ranger episodes were not really shown. I tried to “friend curious Gorge on Facebook but nothing came up as far seeing anything about the gorge or the flume episode.

    Which has more “footage” of the log flume ride: The Charlie movie or the Lassie episode?



  5. Jim Horn Says:

    Found the “secret” best view of the Flume and took pictures this morning. Many thanks for the book’s hints! In the 2.5 years I’ve lived here the further collapse of the Flume is obvious and saddening.

    Thanks again for the terrific book!

  6. Bill Rodebaugh Says:



    I would love to view the photos that you took of the “secret” best places to photograph what remains of the Log Flume. Would you be willing to e-mail any of those photos. My e-mail address is this: or



  7. Kenn Says:

    Great coverage of the flume, you do amazing work. You are a true blessing to anyone interested in the great outdoors.

  8. Hal Broughton Says:

    I happened to google flume/lassie, and to my surprise pictures of me were at the very end of the story. The last one was featured in “Life” magazine’s Christmas issue in 1962. The other one with the big splash was near the lower mill taken the same year. Is the June 15th showing in 2013? Thanks for showing the above pictures – Hal Broughton

  9. Betsy Says:

    I am tormented because I cannot find the ‘secret’ section of the Broughton Flume! I’ve waded neck deep in poison oak to see some good lingering sections, I’ve been to Willard, etc. Can you give any more hints as to where your secret viewing opportunity is, before the flume is nothing but a memory?

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