Hoff's Aliner Travels
A Travel Blog for US and Canadian Parks with Geological Notes

Southern Oregon
South of Buhl in the Salmon Falls Creek Canyon stands the famous Balanced Rock. Over 48 feet tall and 40 tons, the wind-carved rock balances precariously on a pedestal only 3 feet by 17 inches.

Hagerman Fossil Beds Nat Mon, ID
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument near Hagerman, Idaho, contains the largest concentration of Hagerman horse fossils in North America. The 4,351-acre Monument is internationally significant because it protects the world’s richest known fossil deposits from the late Pliocene epoch, 3.5 million years ago. These plants and animals represent the last glimpse of that time that existed before the Ice Age, and the earliest appearances of modern flora and fauna.

Salmon Falls, is the series of falls on the Snake River, in Twin Falls County, Idaho, comprising the Upper Salmon Falls and Lower Salmon Falls, near Hagerman.


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