We had a big change of weather from high 70's when we arrived on Tuesday, to mid 50's and lots of wind the next day. Being in the middle of desert and farmland the wind created a LOT of dust! Luckily we visited Perrine Bridge and witnessed some BASE jumpers on the first day, before the wind started.
|Perrine Bridge across the Snake River Canyon.|
People BASE jump from the center of the bridge.
|A BASE jumper nearing end of the flight. No, s/he did not land in the water!|
Perrine Bridge may be the the only man-made structure where BASE jumping is allowed without a permit. It is a very short flight and then they have to climb up a very steep cliff to return to their starting point.
The Snake River Canyon and Shoshone Falls were beautiful on a cool, windy morning. This canyon is the most impressive feature in this land of high desert, lava flows and farmland.
|The Snake River Canyon is 500' deep in places.|
|The canyon is so wide in places they have resorts and golf courses nestled in it!|
|Shoshone Falls runs low during irrigation season.|
|All sorts of wonderful rock formations at Dierks Lake.|
We're headed South towards Salt Lake City. Next up, Wells, NV.