Friday, January 6, 2012

Snake River Falls in October


On our way back from our October Utah trip, I couldn't resist seeing Shoshone Falls again. The flow wasn't quite as intense as it was during our May trip, but it was still really strong. You could actually see more of the waterfall because there was much less spray.

I liked this side falls you see on the road winding down to the main lookout.


It's not the greatest picture, but this is Bridal Veil Falls coming off the side of the canyon. You can see it from the main Shoshone lookout.



I wanted to check out Perrine Coulee Falls, and the route there took us past the Twin Falls LDS Temple. The pic's a bit crooked since we took it while driving.

This wasn't Perrine Coulee Falls, but it was a pretty area you can view from the parking lot of a strip mall.




We also discovered these little falls on our search for the elusive Perrine Coulee Falls.

And after carefully rereading the directions, we finally found it. This was actually the 2nd lookout, and we almost drove past it. We hiked up a bit of a hill to take this shot.



This distant but pretty falls could be seen from Perrine Coulee. There's a golf course nearby. You probably have to golf on the course to see it from close up.

On our way back up the hill we saw the first lookout, and didn't know how we'd missed it on our way down. This one is prettier and doesn't require any climbing.








I also wanted to take the scenic route home to see the Falls of a Thousand Springs.

We tried following directions to Upper Salmon Falls, but we couldn't see any waterfalls. Fortunately this area of the river was still very scenic.



There's a mini golf course you can see from the freeway as you drive through Boise. We decided to actually golf there this time since we love mini golf. I liked their imitation of the Arches structure.



There's a pretty pullout on the freeway where you can see the flat plains of Eastern Washington. This time we caught a nice sunset on the way back and pulled off there just in time to get some beautiful pictures.

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