Sunday, June 28, 2020

Shoshone Falls

Jerome, ID   High 90  Low 64

We left Wells Friday morning for our next stop in Jerome, ID. The weather folks were saying that a storm would be moving into our route and we wanted to find a spot to sit til the storm passed - preferable a spot with no trees.  The fairgrounds in Jerome were just the place to be. $10 a night for electric and water. Pretty? - well it's a parking lot. But the fairgrounds are green and well taken care of. That works for us.

The storm was supposed to come through on Saturday but it stalled out somewhere and now it's supposed to show up Sunday and Monday. We had one severe weather alert but that system went south of us. So now we are waiting to see what happens today. We will be leaving here on Tuesday heading east and north.

Since Saturday turned out to be a pretty nice day we decided to do a little sightseeing. We spent time in this area back in 2012 but when we were here at that time, Shoshone Falls were dry.

We figured we would see if there was any water flowing this visit. Shoshone Falls are referred to as the Niagara of the West. They are 212 feet tall and 900 feet wide which makes them taller than Niagara Falls.

What a difference this year. The Falls are beautiful.

The road down the canyon to the viewing area is narrow and winding but they allow RV's on it. (Not our RV).  The walls of the canyon are beautiful.

There were hundreds of people at the Falls with very limited parking and they were not controlling the number of cars heading down the canyon. So when you got to the bottom there was no place to park. Unless you're Jim. He never fails to get a parking spot. Not one of the hundreds of people there was wearing a mask. But I put mine on to go take the pictures. Jim stayed in the truck away from people. Needless to say it didn't take me long to get the pictures and we left, freeing up one parking spot for the twenty cars we passed going down.

Looking down river from the Falls. There were too many people down on the viewing stand so I didn't go down there.

We made one other stop but that place deserves its own post.


  1. I can't understand the people who don't wear masks. They are just tempting fate. We've been through there a few times and have thought about checking out the falls but haven't done that yet.

  2. Not only werent' they wearing masks they weren't social distancing either. Glad you got your pictures what a beautiful place.

    At least the storm missed you at this posting and hope it went on its merry way in a different direction.

  3. People just don't get the Social Distancing and wearing Masks as a way of protecting themselves and others. Some think this is all a Hoax until they end up sick then they cry the blues if they are fortunate to survive.
    Nice Pictures of the Falls.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your stop over.

    It's about time.

  4. I'm not sure where you are headed but hope it's somewhere cooler than they are having in North Dakota.

  5. I'd never attempt to drive my RV in a place like that, it doesn't bend too good in the middle! :cD

  6. Beautiful waterfall. What a trip to be driving on roads like that. I'm a nervous driver but I guess Jim is an old hand.


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