Sunday, August 29, 2010
Niagara Falls of the west and other sights
In exploring this part of the Snake River region, there were several places to see. As mentioned in a previous entry the national fossil beds park is closed due to the recent fire. However, after the byway tour, we headed to the Niagara Falls of the west-Shoshone Falls- located about miles five north of Twin falls, ID. Despite it being low water season, we found the falls to be very impressive and the photographs of the falls in high water season do immediately remind you of Niagara Falls.
On the way back to the campground we crossed the route 93 bridge at Twin Falls which has a spectacular view of yet another gorge on the Snake river, that begged we stop and get some more pictures.
Finally, today before struggling with our blind repair noted previously, we went almost across the street from our campground and visited the Malad Gorge State Park which preserves a 2.5 mile section Snake River Gorge and springs ,as part of the 1000 spring’s region.