Monday, July 9, 2012

Snake River Gorge

While in Idaho, I took photos of the Snake River Gorge that runs through magic valley near Twin Falls.  Evel Knieval attempted to jump his motorcycle over this gorge in 1974.  Knievel’s  televised motorcycle jumps represent four of the twenty most-watched, including the number 1 spot, ABC’s Wide World of Sports events in history. His achievements and failures, including his record 35 broken bones, earned him several entries in the Guinness Book of World Records. 

The gorge is a mile strait down to the Snake River from the bridge and the bridge is 1500 feet across.

Down inside the gorge area.

Nice view of the Snake River that winds its way across the whole bottom half of the State of Idaho.

Robbie Knievel the son of Evel has followed in his father's footsteps as many sons do and made a career out of jumping a different style motor bike.


June said...

I remember Evel Knieval in the 1970's jumping over double decker buses on his motor bike. Risking life and limb for a stunt! Love your photos of the river.

Jane and Chris said...

How stunning is that view? I've always imagined Idaho as flat...thank you for educating me!
Jane x

Anonymous said...

that is an amazing view,

NanaDiana said...

I remember that!!! He was quite something, wasn't he? That river is absolutely beautiful! xo Diana

Paulette said...

I have never been to Idaho, thanks for showing me these fantastic photos. Beautiful.

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