No real hiking was done here. I spent most of my time photographing the falls and chasing marmots. I even took a nap in my car before the crowds showed up and the weather got too hot. Then it was time for the long drive back to Idaho Falls to catch my flight. Along the way I stopped at the Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot and had a delicious peanut butter shake at the burger joint next door.
"I've driven across deserts, driven by the irony, that only being shackled to the road could ever I be free"
- Frank Turner "The Road"
While reading up for this hike, the complaint by others was that due to drought conditions for several years all the water was being diverted for irrigation and thus the falls were dry. Lucky me, because they were running full tilt on my visit. This location is out of the way and off the beaten path but worth the effort to see. Being a weekday there were no other hikers.
It's best for a man to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open his mouth and remove all doubt.
average hiking speed 0.5 mph
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.