Salmon River Gorge
March 1983 Expedition
These photos are ©Tom Kloster 1983,
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Split Falls is the second of
six major cataracts in the Salmon River Gorge. Split Falls drops
35 feet at a point where a huge basalt wedge splits the Salmon
into two separate channels, with the pair of cataracts plunging
into a common pool.
This view is from the top of
a cliff on the north side of the falls, several hundred feet
below the Salmon River Trail. From this point, 1983 expedition
reached river level with the aid of a rope. This is a very loud
falls, making the decent over the last cliff particularly exhilerating!