It is a short(er) post today as we only went to one destination.
We drove about 30 miles east to Cauldron Linn.
It is a constriction in the Snake River that causes some roaring rapids and a small falls. Once again it turned out much better than my expectations based on what I had read. I guess you really do have to be there.
The Google Earth view.
Once again driving through the endless potato fields.
We did go by this interesting house. The tower looks like a chess rook.
Down this road into the Snake River Canyon. This is looking back up the road.
The area didn’t look like much as we came down.
Of course I used the drone here but first the earth bound views.
Our first viewpoint, looking downstream
Walking down the rim.
Looking upstream at the falls.
And a bit farther.
You can see Jennie’s red umbrella in the picture above. The sun was blazing down again and it really helps keep her cool.
She stayed up in the less dangerous section above the falls.
There were lots of interesting shapes to explore. This one looks like a skull.
We had a bit of a panic at one point when one of her bluetooth earphones popped out and fell in among the rocks. Thankfully it was not near the water and with a bit of sticking my head down the larger holes and using my phone as a flashlight I managed to find it wedged under a small rock.
This guy startled her at one point as it scurried across a rock in front of her.
And now for the higher viewpoint shots. Another family had joined us and I asked them if it was OK. They were actually quite interested and watched the screen over my shoulder for a bit.
I am including a lot of the drone shots because I really like them.
Below, Jennie is in the top middle and I am on the path to the left by myself.
The long view.
Then looking upstream from the falls to Jennie’s playground.
And then one upstream from Jennie, looking downstream.
During our stay, we had lunch and then wandered around a bit more before heading home. We spent about an hour and a half here.