April 7, 2005

Shoshone Falls 4-7-5

     I had a few extra minutes this morning, and decided to explore around Twin Falls. So, driving along, I saw a large cement slab in the Shap of Idaho (perhaps in case you forget where you are). Anyways, after driving down to the falls, I stopped at the booth and footed it the rest of the way. The Guard gave me a handout entitled "Shoshone Falls: Niagara of the West""Springtime is the best season to visit Shoshone Falls. In years of heavy precipitiation, the Snake River swells with snowmelt, creating an awesome display at the waterfall. Swirling mist, swooping birds, and rainbows rise from the sheets of water."

     I guess they didn't release that memo, as I was the only preson at the park. Until just as I was leaving, two boating enthusiasts arrived and were preparing to deploy their craft. It would seem that the Niagara of the West apparently doens't have the fanbase that its supposed cousin does.     They were cutting the grass, so the smell of fresh cut grass, and the humid air from the falls actually made it quite enjoyable to visit this strange manifestation of tourism. There were lots of little waterfalls by the road leading down into the Snake River Canyon, which were just as impressive to me as the 'Niagara of the West.' lol.

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