So many people, animals, and wagons traveled this route to Oregon's Willamette Valley in the years following 1843, that the tracks still remain in 2016. For the next couple of days, Mom and I are driving the Interstate that effectively mirrors the Oregon Trail trail: west across southern Wyoming/northern Colorado, southern Idaho, and into Oregon. Hopefully neither of us will contract cholera while doing so.
|Route of the Oregon Trail|
Later that day we stopped in Twin Falls, ID, to see...two falls in a big gorge, which is spanned by a big bridge.
It's one of the few places (maybe only place) where base jumpers can jump legally, so instead of even finding the falls, we watched a movie/TV production film a jump!
|Stepping over a perfectly good railing|
|There they go (two people were strapped together)...|
If anyone's contracting cholera, it's those people base jumping into green water...
On to Utah!