The Niagara of the West

Trip Start Dec 05, 2012
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Trip End Dec 31, 2015


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Flag of United States  , Idaho
Friday, August 30, 2013

We continued east following Interstate 84 and turned off on Route 30 for a scenic drive along the Snake River to Twin Falls. The Snake is a major river of the greater Pacific Northwest at 1,078 miles (1,735 km) long, it is the largest tributary of the Columbia River, the largest North American river that empties into the Pacific Ocean. Rising in western Wyoming (which we will be seeing), the river flows through to the state of Washington. Its drainage basin encompasses parts of six states, and its average discharge is over 54,000 cubic feet per second (1,500 m3/s).

Just outside of the city is Shoshone Falls which is a waterfall on the river, sometimes called the "Niagara of the West," The falls are 212 feet (64.7 m) high—45 feet (14 m) higher than Niagara Falls—and flows over a rim 1,000 feet (305 m) wide.
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tendashseven
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Wow! Once again, you find things I have never heard of and now am dying to visit. Thanks!

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