Start of the Ditch.
The Hamby Ditch intake was located on Dukes Creek just below Dukes Creek Falls (accessed today via the Forest Service Trail from the Russell Scenic Highway). The ditch was dug into the hillside wherever possible, but expensive flumes were required in some locations as shown in this picture. Staying high on the mountain, the nearly level ditch ran along the mountainside to gain elevation above the rapidly descending creek in the valley below.
Continue the tour: Go to "Building Water Pressure"