Most mornings in the early spring, the men would be on the river by six a.m. At ten a.m. they would break for their lunch, and again at two p.m. for their second lunch.
The cookís boat would usually arrive at the lunch camp one-half hour before lunch. The lunches were always bread and beans. People went ahead to set up a fireplace of stones for the cook and get the camp ready for the night. In 1926, the men still slept in tents. The tents were open at both ends and at the top where smoke was let out. Logs burned at the menís feet as they slept in a row of twenty. A man had to stay up to keep the fire burning. He would walk along and hit the menís feet if they got too close to the fire.