Is this a potato field or what, hundreds of acres of Idaho Potatoes.
Potatoes in the foreground and wheat in the back ground. These scenes are breath taking to the neophyte. It never ceases to amaze me at the huge fields. Once in North Dakota I watched a farmer start plowing a huge field. He made one round in one day. Left the tractor in the field and rode his 4-wheeler home.
I got this shot of a stock yard, this is only part of it. We are headed to Shoshone Falls located at Twin falls, Idaho.
I thought you would like to see Potato harvesting in action. Yeah I know you can't see anything for the cloud of dust. Gotta figure this is a dirty job. I did get to talk to a Idaho farmer. He told me they never dropped the potato more than 10-12 inches because of the danger of bruising them, and cause them to rot sooner. There is a truck beside the potato raker, you just cannot see it for the dust. The empty truck behind, awaiting his turn beside the Potato rake.
Okay our destination for today, the Snake River Canyon. We are here to see Shoshone Falls and Twin Falls. BUT first a look at the canyon. This is the area where Evil Kenevil attempted his jump of the Snake River Canyon. 1974 I think. He never made it. Actually he did not use a motorcycle, it was a sort of rocket. He fired off and headed up at about the appegee, the parachute accindently deployed, the wind blew him back to this side. His attempt was from the left of the picture here across. He landed just below the clift and not a boat was in the water. I figured there would be many folks down ther in boats watching. Anyway he received only slight cuts and bruses but he did not make it.
Shoshone falls were not disappointing, they were beautiful. The amount of water is down due to the Hydro plant and the irigation upstream.
(if you blow any pictures, this is the one blow it up twice and you can see the formations of the rocks)
My Girl in front of the main falls.
Using the timer I got our picture on some lava rocks.
Down on #93 there is a high bridge over the Snake Canyon. This large out cropping of rocks must have at one time blocked the Snake river.
Looking down river ther was only one boat.
We had a great trip. The trip up to see Twin falls was a bust. It was not as big as the smallest outlet of the Shoshone Falls. They most of the available water for the Hydro plant there.
(The pictures will enlarge twice now. Once, then again with the +.)