The Falls at Idaho Falls

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In the center of the city of Idaho Falls is – you guessed it – big water falls!  It is so pretty.  It is the main thing I always remember about this city of 50,000 people.  We went to see them this morning and walked all over looking at them.  I have photos and a video:

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I have quite a few so I am just going to try to find the best.  Here is one looking through the trees.  There is a park along the falls with picnic tables and walking trails:

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Some of the rocks showing in this one.  A dam has been added in 1982 I think it was to help create electric power.  This photo shows more of how the original look was with the rocks.

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The water normally flows over the dam as you can see in this photo which helps keep the water fall flowing all the time.  In a dry year there will not be as much water going over it.

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All this water comes from here – the Snake River.  The tall building off to the side is the Latter Day Saints Temple.

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And here is one more view!

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There is of course a bridge going over it for the downtown traffic.  There is another park on the other side of the river and falls and you can see more falls on the other side because of the way the rocks are formed.  There are more walking trails on that side too.  I thought that side was much changed in the years since we left here, totally different.

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And here is the video I took with my camera.  The loud noise is the water going over the falls.

9 comments… add one

  • Riley Jul 22, 2010

    I am drawn here each day to admire what you so generously share, thank you once again! FABULOUS!
    Safe travels!

  • Jackie Jul 22, 2010

    Karen, what a lovely place!! Each picture is more gorgeous than the next. And I just love the sound of those falls. I could be put to sleep by that sound.
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  • Vivian Jul 22, 2010

    After the first couple of pictures, I thought, “I bet those water falls are loud.” Then sure enough, you give us a video so we can here them.” Thanks. I love listening to them.
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  • Crispy Jul 23, 2010

    I love to listen to water going over falls and rocks….so soothing :0)

    Crispy

  • Regina Chronister Jul 23, 2010

    I wish I could see all these beautiful places, maybe one day. I have really enjoyed the trip.

  • CJ Jul 23, 2010

    Gorgeous! It makes me want to dive in and cool off, it’s HOT HOT HOT back here in Arkansas!
    .-= CJ´s last blog ..Signs of a sick mind =-.

  • Miri Jul 23, 2010

    Absolutely gorgeous!
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  • Mary L Jul 23, 2010

    I’ve never been to Idaho so I am really enjoying your fantastic posts. Thank you!
    .-= Mary L´s last blog ..Three Block Night =-.

  • Claudia Voorhees Jul 23, 2010

    Thank you for taking us along on your vacation….Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful time ! Very nice pictures.
    .-= Claudia Voorhees´s last blog ..Gus was so proud ! =-.

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