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Today we went to Shoshone Falls, the Niagara of the West.  Even though the flow is considered to be at the minimum, 300 cfs, they are still beautiful.  Two weeks ago they were running around 6,000 cfs and you got wet just standing in the parking lot.   It is irrigation season now, so they have started  diverting water for the surrounding farm land.  I have heard that when the falls are running full, it can be a three hour wait on the weekends to just get into the parking lot.  They are 212′ tall, 50′ higher than Niagara Falls.  Next year, I want to go back when they are running full, it will definitely be a midweek trip though. 

(Nikon D50, 1/20 sec. at f/18, ISO 200, 18 mm)

ND4x and circular polarizer

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12 thoughts on “149/365

  1. I haven’t seen them in person since I was a kid, but I remember being in awe of the sights and sound. I’ve never seen them so calm. Very beautiful.

  2. We tried to go a few weeks ago when they were full … we didn’t make it into the park because the cars were lined up all the way up the hill and down the street … we snuck around to the other side of the river, but didn’t have nearly as good a view as you do from in the park area.

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