Thursday, October 4, 2012

A Slice of Beautiful Canyon Amidst Desert and Farmland

We moved just 65 miles South to Twin Falls, ID.

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.


  1. I am enjoying reading about your first weeks of full-timing! We just started in April so I can totally relate! And we boondocked at Twin Falls and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and watching the base jumpers! (And also biked the Boise trail). We are in the NE now heading south here shortly!

    1. Thanks for reading Teri! I hope we get to meet you on the road some time. We'll spend the holidays in San Diego visiting family and friends, then head for AZ and perhaps into NM towards springtime.

  2. Ahh yes, Twin Falls, one of only 3 places we boondocked in our 6 mo. journey....what a gorgeous sunset we have over the Snake River back in June!

  3. All of these pictures are great, but your picture of the Perrine Bridge is so neat!