Salmon River Gorge March 1983 Expedition Split Falls

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!
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