Northwest Passages - Shoshone Falls
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Internet Success presents the "Niagara of the West", a Flash slideshow presentation of one of Idaho's most magnificent sights with musical background from Pacific Northwest pianist Michael Allen Harrison.
Shoshone Falls is located 130 miles east of Boise, minutes from the city of Twin Falls, Idaho. Thousands of people travel to Shoshone Falls each year to marvel at the beauty of the eroded basalt cliffs and this geological spectacle created by the catastrophic Bonneville Flood 15,000 years ago.
Named after the Shoshone Native Americans, who lived in the region, the roar of the Shoshone Falls attracted the Oregon Trail pioneers. The Falls tumble 212 feet to the canyon floor (more than 50 feet farther than the famous Niagara Falls of the Northeast US and Canada).
Internet Success traveled to Shoshone Falls in early May, 2006. Springtime is the best time of the year to see the spectacular Falls. This year was my first year to see this awesome sight and due to the high degree of precipitation during the year, it was a most impressive experience.
The Snake River swells from the heavy precipitation and snowmelt demonstrating the power of water and creating an awe-inspiring display at the waterfall. We saw beautiful rainbows among the swirling mist rising from the roaring foaming water. As we continued to climb the well-groomed path we found several great vantage points for photography and many enjoyed the sightseeing lookout points.
Another Best of the Northwest
Thank you Michael for permission to use the song "Open the Door" (Circle of Influence Album) with our Shoshone Falls slideshow presentation. To view Michael's website, please visit michaelallenharrison.com.
Hear the roar, see the foaming water
Internet Success presents the sightseeing experience (amateur video).
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