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Shoshone Falls Idaho
This Tourist's Guide
This guide to Shoshone Falls is not a typical tourist guide. I am not a travel writer, I don’t work for a travel agency I am just a simple tourist and this article is written from a real tourists’ perspective, mine.
What you read is my own personal experience as a tourist who was actually visiting Shoshone Falls. Hopefully, you will get a more realistic idea of what is on offer from this Hub, than that which is from some blurb written by someone with a vested interest.
I hope the photos will also give a proper taste of what is actually there.
Serendipity ~ Shoshone Falls
Like a lot of places that we visit on our holidays Shoshone Falls was not a pre planned place for us to visit.
We came across a sign for Shoshone Falls that was posted along our route to Boise, where we were heading to visit a friend, ahh sweet serendipity.
We saw the sign post and thought that it looked interesting and we made our way there and when you see the photographs I think that you will agree that it was well worth the detour.
Welcome to Shoshone Falls
As the sign on the first photograph says welcome to Shoshone Falls or rather to our visit to Shoshone Falls.
The noise from the water crashing 212 feet down over the falls is absolutely deafening I wish I had recorded the sound for you.
There is a fine spray that is thrown up as the water crashes onto the rocks below which if the sun is shining often produces rainbows and at least one of our photos has such a rainbow in it.
Rainbow at the Falls
The Niagara Falls of the West
Shoshone Falls is often referred to as the Niagara Falls of the West and at 212 feet Shoshone has in fact a drop of around thirty foot more than that of Niagara Falls.
The falls are named after the Shoshone Indian tribe that used to live in this region long before the white settlers came.
Shoshone Falls is on the Snake River in Idaho not too far from the City of Twin Falls.
March is a good time to visit
The weather on the day we visited was ideal and we came away with some beautiful photographs.
Our visit took place in March so we came upon the Falls at the best time of the year when the water levels are at their best.
We are told that in July and August the water is diverted for agricultural use and the falls can be reduced almost to a trickle.
This must be very disappointing if you travelled to see the falls and all you got was a trickle.
View From Above the Falls
I am now just going to share the rest of the photos and I am going to let them speak for themselves as I think that they are far more eloquent than I am.
Let the Falls Speak for themselves
Anyone for Dinner?
Up above the falls we met a lady who was fishing in the crystal clear water.
We were fortunate enough to see her catch a fish which I think was a Rainbow Trout.
The lady very kindly let us take a photograph of her and the fish that she caught which, she was going to take home and have grilled with fixings for her dinner.
There is nothing quite like eating fish that has been freshly caught especially when you are the one that has caught it.
Fresh caught fish
I would like to have included a photo of what the locals call Rock Chucks (Marmots) we saw them all over the place but when we tried to get a photograph of them they seemed to melt away faster than snow on a hot griddle (that is my feeble attempt at saying it like an American, I think I had better stick to plain old English).
As I was saying they kept disappearing before we could get a photograph so the next best thing is a photograph of my friend trying to get a photo of the little critters.
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Thanks for visiting
Thanks for visiting and I hope that you have enjoyed this little tourist’s visit to Shoshone Falls and now you know that there is more to Idaho than just potatoes.
Take some time out and see some of the other places I have travelled to. My travelling is not just limited to the USA there are Hubs on places in Europe also.
If you have never been to Spain then check out the Guadalest and Villajoyosa hubs you will be in for a real treat and the photographs give you a real taste of Spain.
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