Tucker Bolton wrote:
Remember that I'm a urban commando, be nice. What is a flume?
A chute with water going through it?
Dictionary says "an inclined channel for conveying water" or "an artificial channel or trough for conducting water".
In this case, the raised T and Y irrigation ditch going over Log Creek, at about the 9 mile marker south of town.
Seems like we always called it "the flumes" though. As in, "hey, let's go shoot the flumes".
Which would entail jumping in one end, float/shoot through it while trying not to have your face hit the overhead ties, and if you were daring enough -- shoot out the end and attempt to grab a rope dangling in the churning water there in order to save yourself. If that seemed too dangerous, then grab one of the ties before the end and pull yourself up through -- which could also be a task with the current and water rushing over you. The difficulty depended upon how full the ditch was.
Also, bonus points for jumping off the dirt embankment into the ditch right before the flume's entrance.