Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Death Defying Jump -- 9/28/2013 -- Day 141

We enjoy the view from our hotel window in Twin Falls ID before packing up to continue our trip south.

Then we realize we are in the right place at the right time as we drive back up Hwy. 93 to Perrine Bridge over the Snake River.  BASE jumpers are staging for their jumps from the bridge!  A travel magazine tells us the bridge spans the Snake River Canyon 486 feet above the canyon floor.  KTVB reports ranking Twin Falls as No. 1 on a list of death defying cities.  

We take a look around at the scenery nature made, as we wait for the jumpers.

Herb gets a tip from a local, who tells him to walk down to the water and cross under the bridge for a better photo op, as that is where the guys will land.

This view from the other side of the bridge shows a few gathering to prepare for the jump, then over one goes with his parachute.

Oh, Great!  The chute is opening!

Imagine the rush, the thrill, the adrenaline flowing -- ours and the jumpers -- as one after the other completes his jump, aiming for a target on the ground.  The angle of the camera shows  them over the water but eventually we see them land safely.

We are amazed at this sport and reluctantly climb back into the truck to continue today's drive.  To delight us are  mountains, pastures, valleys, rock and snow -- all beautiful!

A short distance from here is our destination for the evening, a few miles into the state of Colorado and the town of Fruita.

Almost made the Bull's Eye Target

Willie of Willie's Tug,
   and of Walldog, Willie and Jake
   Saturday, September 28, 2013


  1. Yikes, it makes my legs shake and heart stop to even think about doing such a thing! I will take crossing The Strait of Georgia in 8 foot seas any day!
    Cindy (Celtic Sun)

    1. Oh, Cindy, you make me laugh! I do tend to agree with you, and I had wondered if they just decided to do that, or did they practice 'small' jumping from a place not so high. Not for me!