I arrived in my hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah today. Twin Falls, Idaho is a good place to stop between Portland and Salt Lake and I'm sure glad I did! Shoshone Falls was beautiful and the walk to the Evil Knievel jump site was a perfect amount of exercise after spending so much time in the car. The weather was amazing. I would highly recommend stopping at this state park. The Shoshone Falls are 212 feet tall, actually taller than Niagra Falls!
While on top of the hill used to jump the canyon, I met a couple who had actually known the dare devil. The woman grew up in the same town as Evil Knievel and told me all about his history. The man told me that Knievel attempted to jump the canyon using a rocket propelled motorcycle, he made it two thirds of the way across when his safety parachute malfunctioned and opened, preventing him from completing the jump. Knievel died of old age.