NFR Places with Hellish names

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  1. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Deadman creek In S. Montana. Along with Bloody Dick Creek, same state.
     
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  2. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Hell Creek (near Jordan, MT) & Hell's Gate (which was along the Clark Fork near where modern day Frenchtown, MT is located.). Bloody Dick Creek was actually named after a Brit who lived there in the 1860's. Hell Roaring Gulch near Butte, MT. Colter's Hell which was the original name for a thermal area along the Shoshone River in WY & was coined by the mountain man John Colter in the early 1800's.
     
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    Record temp July 13, 1913..134 degrees. Hotter than Hell.:eek:
     
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    One year, someone painted over the "P" on westbound I-84 sign for the rest stop. Even my mother, who was straight-laced and never swore, thought it was funny.

    I doubt if I'll ever fish Murderer's Creek in Eastern Oregon. I figure it's a warning as much as a name. If you're killed there, the authorities can always claim that you were warned. So I heed the warning.

    BTW: it is Big Feet... not Big Foot. At least the one's I've seen have two large feet and not just one :)
     
  5. Old Man

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    There is also a Hell's Canyon and Hell's Canyon Creek. A trib of the Jefferson.
     
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    Satan's Kingdom on the Farmington. Beautiful river!
     
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    I'm pretty sure the Mukilteo boat ramp could be described as hellish
     
  8. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    A lifelong friend of mine did a photo project on places in the west with Hell, Devil or Satan in the name. I think he identified and photographed over 50 places all over the west. Many of them are quite remote. Most of them are published in his most recent book, Pictures of Hell, will be published by Ram Publications and Alaska Press in Fall 2014..

    http://www.gf.org/fellows/17668-mark-ruwedel

    TC
     
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  9. RogueBum

    RogueBum Spey casting for Steelies year round

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    Hell's Gate Canyon on the lower Rogue River. A lot of people get pretty jacked up down there in rafts and jet boats.
     
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    The Devil's Elbow on the San Poil used to be my favorite stretch to float and fish.
     
  11. Kyle Smith

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    Hellgate Canyon/High School, Missoula, MT
    Hellroaring Plateau, Beartooth Mountains, MT
    Deadman's Basin Reservoir, MT
    Froze-to-Death Plateau, Beartooths, MT
    Casper, WY
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Salem, MA
    Billings, MT
     
  12. Ed Call

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    Hell's Half Mile - Calawah River
     
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    And then there is HELL, MICHGAN.

    Don't know why it got that name. Pretty little town.
     
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    Satan's Kingdom, Vermont and Slaughter Beach, Delaware.
     
  15. Nooksack Mac

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    Just yesterday I was recalling the time a buddy and I climbed a 10,000-foot + peak in the Pioneer Mts., east of Sun Valley, Idaho, and got separated on the way down. Its name is the Devil's Bedstead.