Salmon River Gorge
1963 Naming Expedition
This rare, spectacular
view of the falls shows five members of the 1963 OGNB naming
expedition overlooking the narrow box canyon that Frustration
Falls spills into. One member of the expedition is crossing a
side creek that floats some 200 feet into the canyon in a wispy
thread (this tributary is referred to as Little Frustration Falls
in the 1983 expedition pages).
is the only photo from the 1963 expedition that shows five members,
and thus as least six members are thought to have made the trip.
Though it is unknown how these explorers reached this spot in
the Salmon River Gorge, the sheer cliffs to the left of the falls
view suggest that the group did not approach from upstream.
These photos are courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service,
and may not be reproduced or used without photo credit