Riding to the Falls

WOW! When I first looked at the itinerary for this ride, today stood out because it is only a 39 mile day. Now I know why, we were able to veer off the planned route if we chose to, and descend into the Snake River Gorge to see the Falls-Shoshone and Twin Falls. Truly magnificent! They are about 2 miles apart, so 2 descents and 2 climbs. The climbs back up were equally special, not long, but very steep, the steepest incline we have encountered so far. After climbing back to the main road and getting back on the assigned route, we continued to ride through what is called the “magic valley” due to the abundance of water, and how much they can grow because of it. We ended the day in Burley, Idaho. Tomorrow we are back to a normal mileage of 86 miles.

Oh yeah, people have been asking to see a photo of me, so here is one.

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Me, at Shoshone Falls, Idaho

Me, at Shoshone Falls, Idaho

On the descent to Shoshone Falls

On the descent to Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls

Shoshone Falls

Panorama of Twin Falls

Panorama of Twin Falls

Wheat Fields, mountains in the distance

Wheat Fields, mountains in the distance

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corn fields, dairy farm in the distance, wall is made of bales of hay

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