Normally picking up hitch hikers is discouraged these days. Paranoia about hollywood born - ax wielding psycho paths has us all giving that guy with his thumb up, a good hard look and some extra pressure to the gas pedal as we zip by; with only our exhaust fumes and echoing click of door locks to remind the hitch hiker that times are different now.
Not so in the Washington town of Buckley, at the White river. The army core of engineers gathers traveling salmon and trucks them up past damns that normally would stop them in their fins. word travels fast in the salmon world and it seems there are more of them hitching a ride past the damn this year than ever, the engineers can barely keep up with the legion of salmon returning to the White river.
Read more about it HERE